GK History

Elizabeth Goldfeder started Goldfeder/Kahan Framing Group in New York City in the mid-1980s,  The business began as a small art gallery and high end framing studio on Chelsea’s west 22nd Street. Goldfeder carved out a large niche framing corporate and private art collections. With a strong interest in art preservation, she immersed herself in the world of paper conservation. GK Framing Group quickly emerged as a leader in the care, preservation and presentation of fine art.

In 1990, with an expanding client base, Goldfeder moved her conservation framing company to a larger studio on west 20th Street in Chelsea. It featured the first-ever HEPA-filtered clean room, this filtering technique still exceeds the industry standard.  GK’s advancements in custom archival framing caught the attention and praise of many conservators and magazine writers. GK is featured in many publications including: Picture Framing Magazine, The New York Times, Elle Décor and Art & Antiques. GK Framing Group is recognized as an innovator in the field of conservation framing in New York and around the world.

In the new 3000 square foot Chelsea location, GK Framing Group started designing and producing period carved gilded frames. Goldfeder went on to assemble a superlative collection of American, Spanish, Italian, French, and Dutch master frames. GK’s frames have been displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, International Center of Photography, The Jersey City Museum, and many other distinguished institutions.

In 2001, GK Framing Group moved from Chelsea to Tribeca, establishing its current home in the historic Roebling Building at 169 Hudson Street. The new location’s 4000 square feet serves their growing list of private clients in addition to international museums, contemporary galleries and Fortune 500 companies. GK Framing continues to revolutionize Clean Room technology, and have created the ultimate conservation framing lab and art storage facility in their Tribeca home. This coupled with their well-known “white glove” customer service has earned GK renown as the preeminent archival framing company in the industry and throughout New York.

Although GK Framing Group is acclaimed for their high end fine art framing, they bring the same attention to detail and love of their craft to framing your family photographs or children’s masterpieces.