These three beautiful fabric pieces were framed in a chunky white moulding under glass, but without a mount and so that the wall behind could be seen as a “mount”. How did we do that? They were then installed side by side facing down on an inwardly sloping wall in a loft. Clever, especially considering the size – Josh is there as a height reference.
Today, St George’s Day, was born in 1564 and died in 1616 England’s if not the World’s greatest playwright.
How remarkable is that?
Nothing to do with art or picture framing, but interesting all the same.
Framing delivered on Friday for the Mughal India Exhibition opening at the British Library on 9th November. It’s great to work with the team at British Library, although not the most creatively exciting framing work: plain square-section oak frames delivered to the Library for them to fit the artwork. It does look like being a wonderful, colourful and educational exhibition though – well worth a visit.
Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire 9 November 2012 – 2 April 2013
Book now at the British Library
Lit-up Yoda went out on Monday – a 6′x 4′ acrylic poster which we backed with a light panel to create an amazing effect in a dark room. Part of a batch of big and interesting movie posters to hang in a space containing a collection of classic cars.
Next in unusual framing it’s on to Andy Murray’s shirt and racket to be framed together.
Normal artwork is also being worked on.
From the awful Yoko Ono show to the magical Globe Theatre for Richard 111 with the phenomenal Mark Rylance. Now THIS IS ART. Rylance and the whole Company show how Shakespeare can be done, with superb professionalism in every aspect and the intimacy of the Globe combining to make this one of the great experiences.
Synopsis and some reviews:
“Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is determined that he should wear the crown of England. He has already despatched one king and that king’s son; now all that stand in his way are two credulous brothers and two helpless nephews – the Princes in the Tower. And woe betide those – the women he wrongs, the henchmen he betrays – who dare to raise a voice against him.
Monstrous, but theatrically electric, Richard is Shakespeare’s most charismatic, self-delighting villain, revelling at every moment in his homicidal, hypocritical journey to absolute power.
An all-male Original Practices production, Richard III will explore clothing, music, dance and settings possible in around 1593.
Mark Rylance returns to the Globe for the first time since his tenure as artistic director between 1995 and 2005 to play Richard. Mark’s most recent stage appearance was in the West End as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in the highly acclaimed production of Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre and has previously won both Olivier and Tony awards for best actor.
This season, Mark Rylance will also appear as Olivia in Twelfth Night.
Richard III will be transferring to the Apollo Theatre in the West End, opening 6 November 2012. For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Nimax website.”
2 hours 42 minutes including interval. Please note times are approximate.
**** The Telegraph
“A crowing glory of the summer’s theatre”
**** The Guardian
“A fascinating, deeply unconventional Richard.”
**** The Times
“The great Rylance is once again dancing his bow on the wide Globe stage, to cheers.”
Why does Yoko Ono still get away with it. The current free exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery is silly, meaningless, self-indulgent trash, including the retrospective ladder to climb and look through a magnifying glass at a frame on the ceiling where is written “yes”. John famously “got it” – maybe you have to be out of it on mind-expanding drugs (maybe they’re actually mind-contracting!).
It has to be admitted, however reluctantly, that any framing is professionally and competently done. That’s the best that can be said about this travesty.
Chris Robshaw, Captain of Harlequins and England, has autographed and donated an England shirt to be framed by Anderson Hill and presented as the star item in the Grand Charity Auction to be held during the BRAG Street Party on Jubilee Sunday
It’s time there was something on this page. News is thin at the moment. We just keep on framing all sorts of stuff. We do now have on the wall at Richmond Road some rather wonderful photographs of Italian landscapes by Julian Civiero, superbly framed by us. Well worth a look.