I remember waiting 8 hours to see the traveling Tutankhamen exhibit in London a few decades ago. After the long wait, we were rushed through the exhibit. I have never forgotten it, which is where the inspiration for “Drive-Thru Gallery” came about. Today, we are living in a fast pace world where people aren’t taking the time to enjoy special moments, such as looking at Art in the museums or even taking the time to notice all the beautiful things that surround you. I personally enjoy going to museums alone, so that I can just stand there and stare at a piece for a while, and enjoy it, because that’s what it’s all about...
Thomas Barbèy prints are developed in a traditional-chemical based process. Note these are not ink jet prints.
Sepia Print: Kodak Professional EnduraMetallic Paper. This gallery grade print has a glossy finish and metallic appearance that creates exceptional visual depth. The print stability is 100 years in a typical home display and 200 years in dark storage (as reported by Kodak Inc.). Sepia prints are numbered and hand signed by Thomas Barbèy.
Black and White Prints: Fuji Crystal Archive Paper. It has a matte finish with a stability of 100 years in typical home display and 200 years in dark storage (as reported by Fuji). These prints are available as an open edition and not signed.
We use the finest wood available. The wood is given a look of forged, hammered metal. It looks like an old pewtered mug one would find in an European castle. The frame will fit well with a contempory environment or a traditional home. The finish is neutral with a width of 2 5/8" and Rabbet 5/8".