Urban Artwork Framing - Banksy, Eine and D*Face
John Jones has recently had the pleasure of framing prominent works by three of the UK’s most influential contemporary street artists. Ben Eine is most notable for his alphabet lettering on shop shutters in London’s Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Broadway Market areas, and has recently worked in Paris and Stockholm. Prior to his involvement in commercial graffiti, Eine worked as a highly credible writer in the London Underground graffiti scene, and also as a screen printer for artists such as Banksy and Modern Toss. In his commercial work he has produced numerous lettering styles including shutter, neon and circus, as pictured here in the piece ‘Circus A-Z’. John Jones was also delighted to frame ‘Bomb love’ and ‘Gold flag’ by commercial urban artist Banksy, who has achieved global popularity and success in recent years following the publication of his book ‘Wall and Piece’. The final artwork in this collection entitled ‘American Depressed’ by D*Face is a comedic image with a serious underlying criticism of Western commercialism and reliance upon products and money for personal happiness. The artist describes his mission as encouraging people ‘not just to see, but to look at what surrounds them and their lives, reflecting our increasingly bizarre popular culture, re-thinking and reworking cultural figures’. John Jones was delighted to frame these diverse works, which have now gone into the private collection of a valued client.
Banksy - Gold Flag, Print on metallic paper
Banksy - Bomb Love, Print 85/600
D*Face - American Depressed, Screen on perspex
Eine - Circus A-Z, Stencil and glitter on canvas