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Picture Hanging and Art Installation Services

Linares Fine Art offers the following art hanging services: picture hanging (hanging frames on plaster walls, hanging frames on drywall, hanging frames on brick, security hanging for picture frames, custom frames, and more), and art installations for galleries, special events, and fine art. 

The Experience

Oscar began art installations working at the Merrill Chase Gallery, where he worked for two years. He continued his career with professional art installations and picture hanging at The Great Frame Up, a partner he has worked with for over a decade.

Oscar says, “My professional background experience gave me the foundation necessary to create the proper layout and piece placement for any art installation. Such on-the-job training has instilled in me a strong sense of design and allowed me to develop a rapport with clients and designers, giving them a voice in the design process while also guiding them with my expertise, to ensure that my clients are completely satisfied.”

The Approach

Oscar’s approach (residential or commercial) is to ensure that his clients are completely satisfied. Regardless of the size of the job or the time of day, Oscar works as quickly as possible, with a strong emphasis on focus and delivering quality work. You can find several reviews from satisfied clients on Thumbtack, Task Rabbit, Yelp, and Google.

The Fees

Oscar’s service fee is $ 80.00 per hour for jobs within a 60-mile radius of Chicago with a minimum of 1 hour. There is a minimum of 2 hours for jobs outside of this 60-mile radius and max of 90 miles radius. The radius includes as far northwest Indiana, as far west as Aurora, IL, and as far north as southern Kenosha. You can reach Oscar directly at 773-315-6842 (texting preferred).

We look forward to servicing your picture hanging and art installation needs



About Linares Fine Art

Our goal is to complete every picture hanging or art installation job as quickly but efficiently as we can. To maintain this level of speed and efficiency, we request that our clients provide detailed information regarding the following:


  • Do you have furniture in spaces where the picture frames or artwork will hang?
  • Is the furniture easily movable or will you allow us to stand on the furniture in order to hang the artwork if necessary?
  • Do you know the height for which you want the picture or artwork hung?  
  • Will the artwork be centered or will there be outlets, doors, light switches or windows that should be avoided? 
  • has consideration been given to the clearance from the mantle, coach, ceiling, fireplace, etc?
  • Are your windows rated to block UV rays from sunlight?
  • Have you considered the placement of air vents or water pipes relative to the placement of your artwork or pictures?



Type of Wall 

Understanding the surface for which the picture with be hung is crucial to securing works of art to walls. Ensuring we have the proper installation equipment is critical to delivering the safest method of installation to protect your artwork and pictures.





Size of Frame

Frames larger than 32in by 40in (32X40) with glass as the glazing, will not use the existing wire. Larger frames require more support and in most cases, we will have to drill into the wall. We do not provide specialty hardware with me so please be sure to communicate and special requirements before our arrival. If specialty hardware is required and not provided by the client, we will bill for the hours worked procuring the items.





Gallery Wall or Multiple Pieces

Our principal focus is to create a proper layout that will work on the wall. To ensure our hanging and installation is to the expectation of the client we require the following information:

  • What is your grouping preference?
  • Do you want the look of a gallery?
  • Would you prefer grouping by subject matter? 
  • By color?

Please provide some insight in your desired arrangement prior to our arrival so we can see what best recommend a solution.



Staircases (10 feet or higher)

We do hang works over staircase walls but our limit is between 13 to 16 feet from the lowest step point of an A-frame ladder or 10 feet from the highest step (Center of piece 3 steps down is the lowest point and 3 steps up are the highest point). If the piece is high off the ground (10 feet is bottom of the art) and wider than 40 inches you will be responsible to acquire the equipment to complete the hanging or installation.




Security Hangers

Security hangers are normally used to hang work in a public space where liability is a concern. This is specialty hardware that is attainable from most framers. This hardware will lock the piece of hardware to the wall and can only be removed with a unique key. This is the only hardware that I use when I am doing commercial space. So many of the interior designers that I collaborate with on commercial spaces have always used this type of hanging system.