Thursday, September 22, 2011
Local Visit Part One - Fat Frank's
Having been blessed with the rare luxury of a full weekend at home, last week I took the opportunity to poke my head round the door of a few local traders for a chat, the first being one of my personal favourites, Fat Frank's.
Fat Frank's, run by the not-so-fat-if-you-ask-me Frank and less-camera-shy Marie (pictured above) sells original 20th century prints, posters and antiques and is based in the Antiques Village.
Frank and Marie have been dealing in antique and decorative items in Manchester area for over 20 years and their main activity has always been in pictures although they always carry stock of smaller decorative pieces including some stunning mid-century home-wares I have my beady eye well and truly trained on for Christmas.
The stock in the shop is unusual and stylish, from prints by local artist Sanley Chow to a poster from the retrospective exhibition of Gilbert and George's work at Tate Modern in 2007.They also do a neat line in reclaimed bus destination signs from Hong Kong and Manchester, including the one below which I’m amazed hasn’t been snapped up by a resident yet (disclosure: I want this. Badly).
The shop is open Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 11.00 am to 4.00pm and work can also be bought online at www.oppart.co.uk. The team are keen to be involved with the community so if you call into the shop please do mention that you read about it here.