About

What makes us different

Drummond Framing specializes in custom framing for artists, galleries, and institutions, as well as corporate and private clients. We provide unparalleled design and craftsmanship and pride ourselves on our individually-attuned service. We welcome the process of collaboration—whether it’s working with a museum to build frames for a large-scale traveling exhibition, or with an artist to create the perfect framing concept for a new body of work. Our in-house experts partner as needed with outside fabricators, conservators, and installers to meet our clients’ needs, no matter the size or specifications of the project.

Our frames can be found in many of the world’s top museums, galleries, and collections. We have created frames for some of the most highly valued paintings on the market in recent years, including Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O”), which was, at the time of its sale in 2015, the most expensive work of art ever sold at public auction. We have handled the work of artists including Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Francis Bacon.

A view from our midtown Manhattan office.
A photo of co-owners Donald and David in the early days.
A photo of co-owners Donald and David in the early days.

Who we are

Drummond partners Donald Delli Paoli and David Hales first met as undergrads at Pratt Institute. Both went on to earn their MFAs at Columbia and, after graduation, were among the first employees of the small frame shop opened by Maria Drummond in the Flatiron District. Donald and David took over as partners in 1986 and have maintained an unwavering dedication to quality—while incorporating new materials and innovative techniques, recognizing customers’ ever-changing needs and working to achieve their visions.

Our showroom

Select Clients

  • Akron Art Museum
  • Alexandre Gallery
  • Andy Warhol Foundation
  • Arthouse18
  • Bank of America
  • Barbara Mathes Gallery
  • Bianca Sforni
  • Chanel, Inc.
  • The Chinati Foundation
  • Christie’s
  • Christopher Wool
  • Clifford Ross Studio
  • Cyril Lefevre
  • Eric Rudin
  • Estée Lauder
  • Ford Foundation
  • Fraenkel Gallery
  • Full Scale
  • Grey Art Gallery
  • Guggenheim Asher Associates, Inc.
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture
  • J. P. Morgan Chase
  • Jewish Museum
  • Leslie Feely Fine Art
  • Luhring Augustine Gallery
  • Lévy Gorvy
  • Marian Goodman Gallery
  • Mariko Mori
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Michael Maharam
  • Mnuchin Gallery
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Nancy Rosen, Inc.
  • New Museum
  • Neuberger Museum
  • Neuhoff Gallery
  • Pace Gallery
  • Parrish Art Museum
  • Pepsico
  • Peter Freeman, Inc.
  • Philipe Segalot
  • Pollock Krasner Foundation
  • Richard Prince
  • Sara Story Design
  • Schiff Fine Art
  • Selldorf Architects
  • Sonnabend Gallery
  • Sotheby’s
  • Sugimoto Works of Art
  • Yoshii Gallery