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Moving fine art anywhere is a challenge for both the mover and the artwork alike. Moving fine art requires the necessary equipment, supplies and expertise. When Amer-Trans Logistics was approached with the challenge of moving a Helen Frankenthaler valued at $1.2M from Atlanta, GA to a high-rise condo in Midtown Manhattan, we put our knowledge and experience to work.
Prior to transport additional valuation coverage in the amount of $1.2M was provided to the shipper. Upon receiving the Certificate of Insurance a fine art certified crew of three men performed first mile services which included de-installation and crating of the 100”x45”x1” painting. As with all fine art, a custom crate was designed to accommodate the large piece utilizing archival packing techniques, top quality materials, and International Standards of Phytosanitary Measure (ISPM 15). It was then labeled and banded with detailed packing and handling instructions. Final dimensions of the crated artwork spec’d in at 115”x55”x3” weighing 175 pounds.
The crate was then loaded, blanket-wrapped, strapped upright and transported to our local New York warehouse. Transportation services were provided utilizing a secure climate controlled 22’ air-ride straight truck equipped with team drivers and GPS tracking. Delivery was originally scheduled as next day direct to site but when the request came through from the consignee to accommodate their changing schedule, Amer-Trans re-routed the shipment to our fine art storage facility located in close proximity to the final destination.
Our fine art storage facilities provide an environment suited to preserve, maintaining an industry standard temperature (70 degrees Fahrenheit +/- 3 degrees) and humidity (50% relative humidity +/- 3%), temperature and humidity monitors are overseen digitally and recorded by a central control center, all storage areas are free of natural light and windows, employ UV filtered fluorescent bulbs, gated, locked and under 24 hour recorded surveillance.
When given the green light for final mile delivery our three men certified crew was dispatched same day and met the consignee onsite and perform uncrating and installation services. Installation consisted of providing sufficient support brackets based on wall material, art dimensions, and total weight with the center of piece set at approximately 58 inches high, centering at eye level. Our crew executed the Midtown Manhattan delivery flawlessly.
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