Another in Vogue's long line of Americans, Virgin (1928-2006) was born in Atlanta, Georgia and came to Britain in 1957 where he became more British than the British, embracing both old and new. He wore Savile Row suits and joined a club in St James as well as enjoying the fashionable King's Road world of Mary Quant and Terence Conran. He was a formative influence on several photographers, not least Helmut Newton, who wrote in his memoirs: 'His photographs were sexy and different from anything seen before in England.' He was one of British Vogue's favourites until the mid-sixties when his work was suddenly overtaken by homegrown photographers such as David Bailey and Brian Duffy. In his time he was Vogue's most in-demand photographer, beautifully capturing the sophisticated elegance of the late 50s and early 60s .
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.