House of Illustration auction - Sothebys 2012
House of Illustration is described as ‘The world’s first dedicated home for the world’s most accessible art form’, championing advertising, animation, political cartoons, medical drawing and fashion design. John Jones was delighted to sponsor their 2012 fundraising auction, held annually at prestigious Sotheby’s. The sale included pieces by some of the finest illustrators working in the country today and all proceeds raised at the event will go towards the creation of a permanent museum for British illustration.
Each delicate artwork has been secured in place with museum quality tabs in a ‘raised lay-on design’ to create the impression that the work is floating within the frame. The frames have been cut and sanded by hand from high quality oak wood in a simple square, profile shape. A wax finish allows the natural colour of the timber to shine through. Artwork on paper is particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of heat and light. With this in mind, each piece has been protected with ultra violet light filtered glazing for long-term conservation.
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Various Artists - House of Illustration Auction 2012
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Photographer: Heath Cooper