One of my pieces from my recent exhibit has found its way to the lobby the office building at 276 Fifth Avenue in NYC. It is 72"x48" and looks stunning! Please stop by and let them know how great it looks and how they need more like this in the lobby if you are in the neighborhood! I am working on that myself!
NB: I think the photo is hung about 6" too high but the architect of the building who is leading the renovation didn't listen to me
The building architect should listen to you. The average height of American women is 64 inches, while the average height for American men is 69 inches, so let’s call it a reasonable average of 66 inches, though slightly less when we are talking about “eye level.“ The center of the 72-inch photograph should be hung for viewing at eye level. This means that the bottom of your hung photograph should be 30 inches from the floor, not 36 inches as it appears in your installation photograph, so you are correct in calling for the installation to be 6 inches lower. The architect chose 36 inches because the marble (baseboard) is about 18 inches high, so the architect simply doubled the distance of 18 inches to determine the bottom of the installed photograph, giving an “architecturally balanced look.” The architect may have been persuaded by the height of the marble banister possibly obstructing the view of your photograph as it is approached from the left, giving visitors the best approach view from that side. Whatever! It is an awesome work of photographic art and you can be justly proud of the validation. Next, the architect needs to validate an A. Miller blur, exhibited to be viewed at a distance and up close.