Yet, tastes change over time. Values change. Budgets change. The one constant is “change”. The result – changes to displayed art.
However, the mere act of changing art and repositioning a display damages the one most valuable asset most of us possess, our home. The repeated hammering of nails leaves holes that need to be filled, patched and painted. This is inefficient, not sustainable and budget foolish and sometimes the damage is simply not repairable. Think of Venetian Plaster, as just one example.
These systems typically consist of 1) a discreet track mounted at, or near to, the intersection of a wall and ceiling; 2) a thin cable, or rod, that hangs down from the track; 3) a hook or fitting that connects a framed art piece to the cable/rod. More on this can be found at this website and blog.
The result is a timeless solution that allows art to be hung and repositioned without tools, nails and certainly, without damage.
However, since this is a world dominated by those who hang art with hammer and nail, art is prepared for that world. There are some steps that will prepare framed art to better reside with hanging systems.
You may also leave the original hang wire in place and simply add a second one to use with hanging systems. This is something progressive custom framers do as a matter of course and a valuable service enhancement for their clients.