I believe in original art because it’s tactile. It’s the difference between listening to Adele on the radio and going to see her perform in a small 50-seat theater. The experience is intimate, emotional even, in comparison.
This piece, in particular, is an original created by Zane Fix. He’s a rock star with an eccentric soul. You may be familiar with the rock n’ roll song Rock n’ Roll, Hoochie Koo? That’s where this piece is from. If you look closely, that is what it says on the bottom of the piece: R&R Hootchie Koo.
We discovered this piece while walking through Chelsea Market in New York. This was in the window of Zane’s gallery. We immediately fell in love, rolled it up, and brought it home.
Zane is a character, he’s a living artist and he’s done a lot of great work. We deliberately wanted a frame that wouldn’t compete with the art. This frame is perfect. It even has an element of Japanese influence and culture. The energy is simple and it doesn’t detract from the piece itself. Some frames attempt to support the work but in the end overpower the piece. This frame keeps the focus where it should be: the art. The entire process at Mona Lisa Framing was very collaborative, professional, and creative. It was beautiful really.