The Lady – Ernest Chinyimba
Limited Edition Framed Canvas
The Limited Edition Framed Canvas is our Canvas Wraps finished with a black floater frame. These unique frames are so named because the illusion they create is that your artwork is "floating" within the frame instead of being covered by it — perfect for displaying our Canvas Wraps. Each piece is signed and numbered by the artist, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Canvas Wraps are much like gallery wrapped canvas. Artwork is printed on a canvas material, stretched to fit a custom wooden frame, and attached to the wooden frame. As a result, all hardware used to secure the canvas is hidden and the artwork extends to all sides visible to the viewer. Made from our premium eco-friendly wood, Canvas Wraps create a classical way to preserve and present artwork. A simple French cleat system is provided to securely mount and display a Canvas Wrap. A multitude of durable surface finishes are offered to enhance artwork and provide UV protection and moisture resistance to a piece of artwork.
Artwork is mounted on an acid-free 3/8” thick surface, finished with a beveled edge and given a ¾” deep backing to create a floating effect. The backing is recessed from the edge such that it is not easily seen. A simple French cleat system is provided to securely mount and display a Wall Plaque. The image is 100% protected UV Laminate. The product is rated for 125 years.
Made from our premium eco-friendly wood, a Coaster is a 4 x 4 dimensional wooden card that is a long-lasting way to preserve and present artwork. Art is mounted on an acid-free 3/8” thick surface and finished with a beveled edge. The Coaster is a completely finished product with a coated, black, moisture-resistant finish on the back to ensure art is fully protected and maintains a clean, high-quality appearance from front to back. In addition, there is room to add your personal sentiment to customize your artwork for any occasion. When finished expressing yourself, the Coaster fits into its own mailer, you attach the postage and mail it! Coaster can be used for promotions, coasters, thank you cards, or displayed as table top art pieces by inserting the enclosed dowel.
Thabo Mokone: Soho Prints SA Gallery – “Images from the Past” Art Collection
Having grown up in a home where I was surrounded by images – photographs and artworks, and travelling with my photographer father over weekends as he took photos at weddings, parties and family photos. I gravitated towards photography. I bought a camera and started shooting photographs and attending art exhibitions.
I met Mvemve Jiyane, and bought my first painting from him in 1984. The rest is history – I was bitten by the art bug, and by 1986 I opened Merafe Art and Picture Framing shop in Soweto. The shop turned into a magnet for black artists, and I became part of their community – soon they were calling it ‘The Gallery’, and that is how I started collecting the artworks that I today call the “Images from the Past”. With the intensification of the political violence in Soweto in 1990, I closed the business and got involved in a farming and hospitality ventures – and servicing a few private art collectors. I got more involved with art dealing in 2002/4 by operating My Place – Pub, Restaurant and Art Gallery.
In 2012 I started investigating the possibility of writing a Coffee-Table Book, on my art collection – it was this research, which brought me back into contact with the artistic community, which saddened me as I realised that many of the 20 artists I had collected had passed on. This realisation made me to want to preserve and share my art collection – and exposure to social media such as Twitter and Facebook lead me to investigate the ‘art prints’ scenario and I came into contact with Soho Prints.