Framers - “the undecorated heroes of the art world” – Spears Wealth Management Magazine.
19 June 2014
“You don't want any rough edges when buying a frame for your picture - yet the new building for framers John Jones, opened earlier this month, has a very appealing roughness, to judge by photos from the opening party. Its concrete ceilings are bare, its floors simple wood, its windows plain and unadorned. You don't really need an overly aesthetic building, I suppose, when art itself is your stock in trade.”
“Earlier this year, when I went to Finsbury Park to interview Kate and Matthew Jones (Matthew is one of John Jones' sons), the shell of the John Jones Art Building was there and its thrilling contents were on the way - which is somehow apt, given that John Jones specialises in making shells for thrilling contents. There is now a conservation studio ten times larger than before, a project space for free exhibitions and more and better rooms for examining art, making frames and greeting clients.”
“Before I talked to the Joneses, I had mostly thought about frames in aesthetic terms - which ones will make the picture pop? But one of the first words Matthew Jones uses is 'safe'. The safest thing for a picture, the best for its preservation, says Matthew, is 'to…..”
Read more of the Spear’s Wealth Management Magazine article here.