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Pedro Torres: Lomos de la Ciudadela

By Pedro Torres


Framed Art


Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Marroquin and Biblioteca de México "José Vasconcelos"
Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Marroquin and Biblioteca de Mexico Jose Vasconselos
Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Marroquin and Biblioteca de Mexico Jose Vasconselos
Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Marroquin and Biblioteca de Mexico Jose Vasconselos


Biblioteca de México "José Vasconcelos", Mexico City, Mexico
November 21, 2012 – March 30, 2013


Large Format Photography




Optium Museum Acrylic®

The Challenge

  • To protect large format photographs during exhibition and while providing an optimal viewing experience.
  • Dimensions of work exceed maximum sheet size of anti-static acrylic glazing available.

The Solution

Seamed Optium Museum Acrylic®

Shatter resistant
Safeguards against injury and damage to artwork and visitors.  This product is ideal for valuable works, high traffic areas, and public event spaces.

Acrylic is half the weight of glass; Ideal for large, heavy projects.

Anti-static protection exceeds that of glass
Immediately eliminates static charge.  Makes for safer, easier framing and less cleaning.

Abrasion resistant
A durable hard coat protects against scratches from cleaning and general exposure to the public.

Allows viewers to see the photographs rather than their own reflections.

99% UV blocking
Protects the photographs from the most damaging light wavelengths, helping prevent fading and degradation.

Seamed Optium Museum Acrylic
Lavinia’s Framing joined two sheets of Optium Museum Acrylic together, side by side (or rather top and bottom), in a 13 foot (3.96 m) tall, relatively narrow frame.   The seam was about 7 feet (2.13 m) above eye level.  Allows for these large art works to be glazed with anti-reflective and anti-static protection.

The Work

Television director and producer Pedro Torres celebrated the re-opening of Mexico City’s renovated Jose Vasconselos National Library with a series of 20 large format photographs. These works, in his words, “represent an opportunity to not forget, in this digital age, how books feel in our hands”.

More Info

  • Framed by Lavinia’s Framing.
  • For more on the exhibit, visit here.
  • View video on the project here
  • Click here for digital version of the exhibition catalog on Issuu.