Archive for the ‘artists’ Category

Vanley Burke: By the Rivers of Birminam

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

We recently had the honour of framing over 100 photos for this amazing exhibition currently showing at the MAC in Birmingham. We’ve done a bit of framing for Vanley over the years but this was an amazing project to work on because of the scale and history of the images. Highly recommend going to see them for yourself,  there’s also a great book of these images published to coincide with the exhibition.

 

“ Vanley Burke has photographed the Jamaican Community in Handsworth since the mid 1960s. His images reveal a great compassion for his own people, expressed in his image of the Africa Liberation Day crowds gathered in Handsworth Park.

The exhibition will contextualise the images through a collage of quotes from the press on the history of immigration to Birmingham. Nowhere can tell that story better than Birmingham and Vanley Burke is the photographer who was there and who knew he was living through a great moment in history.”

Portrait

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

 

This was a really interesting Portrait we framed made by tiny pinpricks in the paper allowing silver enamel painted on the back to seep through, we get spoiled here by our fantastic customers at The Framers with all the great art that comes through our door, everyday is like visiting a new gallery!

Lucy McLauchlan

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

 

I could write an S.A. on here about how great Lucy is but I’ll just mention we do a lot of framing for her, amazingly talented local lass, up to all sorts of projects and exhibitions all over the world, she’s represented by POW as well, as if her personal credentials and achievements aren’t enough, Banksy is digging her too! We also have a few of her prints available in Studio 4 gallery.

Faile

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

 

We get a lot of street art prints through our doors for framing, being friends of a few well known street artists and having framed for folks like Lazarides gallery, Scrawl Collective, Stolen Space Gallery, Fame and Pictures on Walls we have a good reputation for framing these prints. These are a couple of Faile prints we had come through a while back, love their work, check out boneyard project they were recently involved with.

Shirley Hughes

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

 

A nice signed print we framed by the children’s book illustrator Shirley Hughes, her book Dogger was my favourite book as a kid, lovely stuff!

Peter Blake and Paul Weller

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Another bit of framing for snap galleries, rather nice Limited fine art prints of Peter Blake’s artwork for Paul Weller’s album Stanley Road, signed by them both!

Banksy

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Handled this print very carefully! Just conservation framed this Ltd Signed Banksy print, framed a few of these over the years, we even used to stock Banksy ages ago when his prints sold for under £100, always a bit scary these days his work fetches silly money!

New Prints!

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

New year, new VAT! We’ve been busy framing lots of new stock for the gallery, we’ve started to invest in some nice classic and vintage prints to compliment the illustration we’ve been promoting over the years. These are all a little more affordable than some of the limited prints we regularly stock so you can still get some great pieces on your wall for your budget in this present economy. We’ve got some vintage adverts, B-movie posters, propaganda posters, music/rock prints as well as a few classic pop art and japanese woodblock illustration prints to name a few.

Fame Festival

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

I was lucky enough to attend the Fame Festival in Grottaglie, Italy last year, an amazing yearly International street art exhibition that takes over the whole town. I went with Lucy Mclaughlan and the Beat 13 gang who have been a regular contributers to this event, even ended up helping hang some of the exhibition. The festival is organised through the great independent screen print studio chromie, Needless to say on my return I ended up framing a few pieces that were produced as part of the event by a selection of renowned artists and illustrators, such as Blu, Eric the dog, Dave Kinsey and JR. Here’s some pics of the amazing work we framed, including an incredible 31 colour screenprint by Dalek.

Here’s a little film i made of our adventure, featuring some of the street pieces.

Fame Festival from Lawrence Roper on Vimeo.

And this is an animation done by the incredibly talented Blu, made in an abandoned monestary in Grottaglie, during a previous years festival.

Combo

Lucy McLauchlan Beat 13

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Re-posting some old lost links, this was a show we framed last summer for our good friend and talented artist Lucy Mclauchlan. This was her last big solo show at Lazarides Gallery in central London, it was a great show, good turn out and great artist!