Bespoke Framing have recently been asked to carry out picture framing for The Rothschild Archive. Here we were asked to re-frame sixteen artists proofs by renowned Scottish sculptor and artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, which had originally been framed in the 1970/80’s using materials available at that time.
“This collection of artist’s proofs made by Eduardo Paolozzi in the late 1960s had been framed in aluminium and backed with highly acidic hardboard, which had stained the back of the paper, endangering the images. Alex’s solution was to use museum-grade materials on the pieces. We also felt that the aluminium frames were rather tired, and Alex re-framed all the images in a 1960’s-style, shiny black moulding which restored and enhanced their vivacity.”
The finished pictures have been such as success that they are now hanging in the directors’ dining room in the new Rothschild City of London headquarters, designed by internationally renowned architect, Rem Koolhaas.
You can find out more information regarding our conservation methods and materials – http://www.bespokeframing.com/conservation-framing/
For further information on The Rothschild Archives – http://www.rothschildarchive.org/ta/