My son and daughter-in law bought 2 large unframed abstract paintings. They were planning on mounting them themselves. When I saw the size of them unrolled, I told them this was going to be harder than they thought. Based on my having to stretch canvases back in college: I know it’s not easy to get canvas taut and unwrinkled on stretcher bars. And these canvases are already painted, so no sizing is possible like you can with raw canvas.
I told them I would try to find someone to do it. If you don’t stretch your own, where do you have it done? Perhaps a photographer who stretches larger work on canvas would know. Mounting ones as large as these would take more than just stretcher bars as well: a stronger structure would be needed. They were not planning on framing: just a wrap.
I could drop off and pick up. I just measured my show van and they will fit.
Or maybe they could be stretched on site? They live in downtown Chicago and have lots of bare floor space. I could be there to help.
53.15 x 84.65 x 0.04 in (unframed size including raw edges)
39.37 x 82.68 x 0.39 in (unframed size including raw edges)
Thanks for your help.