I have an interesting question, and would like your opinion. New members, established members alike.
Here is the situation:
One of my small paintings is on MDF panel. It is water mixable oils, on triple gessoed .25" MDF. I framed it with a very nice simple black wood frame, about 1" wide.
It looks really good, and is my 'standard' frame. The frame covers about .25" of the painting all around.
I have a potential buyer, who tells me that she would like to buy the painting, and plans to take it out of the frame, and reframe it in another type of frame to match her decor, to reveal the whole painting. The painted panel would then need to be taped in back, or somehow secured to the frame, as the new frame would not cover or support the edges of the painting. Plus they would be visible.
The panel, while gessoed and varnished, is not necessarily spotless along the edges, might have a bit of built up gesso, or paint, etc. It might also get marred during the reframing, or maybe show a pressure mark here and there, where the current frame covers that .25" edge all around.
What would you do? Would you sell the painting anyway, and advise the buyer that it is purchased 'as is', with no guarantees whatsoever?
Or would you opt not to sell it, and wait for a buyer who will purchase it and 'leave it alone'. ?
Please post your answer in the next day or so. I need to make my decision soon.
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