The John Jones team were pleased to work with Eyestorm UK to design an innovative framing solution for a three-dimensional piece by Damien Hirst.
‘Painting by Numbers’ is composed of three separate parts: a large-scale cardboard box, a tray containing small paint pots and a canvas. In order to display these three objects within the same frame, we created a system of unique trays and clips which will support the piece safely and securely for years to come. These mechanisms were either sprayed white to match the frame backing, or produced in transparent acrylic to ensure that none of the protective framing elements affected the visual impact of this dramatic work. The entire piece is covered in an acrylic casing which will conserve the artwork from harmful ultra violet light rays, dust particles and airborne pollutants, whilst allowing it to be viewed and enjoyed from diverse angles. The John Jones design team are able to create acrylic boxes of this style to house any 3-dimensional fine art, antique or sentimental object. This contemporary framing solution protects and showcases the artwork to its full potential, and was made in-house by British craftsmen at our north London workshops.
The finished design was displayed at the inaugural Grand Art Fair of Grand Designs in Spring 2012, and the making of the frame was featured in the first edition of Eyestorm Magazine.
Damien Hirst - Painting by Numbers