November 17, 2017
At Frames and Stretchers, we often get to work with exceptional examples of street art. Recently we framed a terrific piece from Australian artist Anthony Lister. The image is similar to one of the artist’s "crock rocks" pieces. The collector was looking for a way to provide extra protection for this work on canvas. First, we stretched the artwork on stretcher bars.Then we created a custom white maple shadowbox with matching wood spacers. The work was then protected under 99%UV filtering conservation acrylic.
The completed frame with Anthony Lister's crocodile painting
Anthony Lister is an Australian artist. He was born in Brisbane and now lives and works in Sydney but his work has been shown and represented all over the world. He began creating street art at the age of 17 but progressed to receiving his BFA from the Queensland College of Art. He further honed his craft under the mentorship of Max Gimblett, a major New Zealand based artist.
Frames and Stretchers team member Juan at work on the finishing details
Stylistically Lister works in a scratchy technique, employing many materials from spray paint to charcoal and oils. His work is often figurative and straddles the divide between high and “lowbrow” art. He has a diverse studio practice ranging from drawing and painting to video and installation, but he still takes to the streets where he enjoys the greatest freedom of expression – a practice that has lead to multiple charges of vandalism. Lister’s work has been featured in mainstream magazines like Vogue as well as art world publications like Juxtapose and his collaborations have included working with other artists from Space Invader to Nick Cave. A truly unique talent, Complex.com listed him among the 50 most influential street artists of all time.
Artist Anthony Lister at work in his studio (image courtesy Australian "Vogue")
It’s so great to have the opportunity to include Anthony Lister’s work among our ever-growing portfolio of custom framing projects. To see more of what we do you can follow us at www.facebook.com/framesandstretchers/ and on Instagram @framesandstretchers.