Since 1969 Bark Frameworks has designed and produced frames for contemporary and modern art with the simple goal of serving the art being presented. From those early years till the present we have pursued innovative design while establishing the highest standard of preservation framing practice. These two commitments, to the aesthetics of frame design, and to the preservation of works we frame, have animated our business throughout our history.
We started out by framing works by our contemporaries, and over time our range has grown to embrace the framing of Western works from Impressionism forward. We have designed and built numerous frames for textiles as well as Asian works, especially scrolls and thangkas. The framing of photographs from the field’s earliest days to the present has become a specialty. Our designs for mirror frames are unique.
Bark Frameworks began in Jared Bark’s SoHo loft. Now, an employee-owned company, we work from our 27,000 square foot building in Long Island City. Since we make all our frames here in our LIC shop, we can offer an infinite variety of new frame designs as well as our frames that have become classics.