And They’re Off! Flight Time Sculptures Picked up for Shipment to Our Clients in Maryland

After all of our work cleaning and prepping the sculpture yesterday, a big dust/rainstorm blew in yesterday afternoon (of course!). There was a nice layer of dust and debris on the sculpture when I arrived at the gallery this morning, but fortunately the wax coat made it easy to clean them back up. A couple of passes with soft cloths and they were just as shiny as they had been yesterday.

This afternoon North American Van lines showed up to pick up the sculptures. Here are the pics:

 

The guys loading them onto dollies.

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The blanket wrap begins.


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Strappin’ ’em down.

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We also shipped out the templates and a sculpture installation and care kit we put together for the clients. These are the 10″ bolts that will be used to anchor the sculpture.

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Wax, brushes and care instructions.

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The sculpture is scheduled to be delivered on September 10th. We’ll ask the client to send photos of the installation so we can share how they look in their new home.

About the Author: Jason Horejs

Jason Horejs is the Owner of Xanadu Gallery, author of best selling books "Starving" to Successful & How to Sell Art , publisher of reddotblog.com, and founder of the Art Business Academy. Jason has helped thousands of artists prepare themselves to more effectively market their work, build relationships with galleries and collectors, and turn their artistic passion into a viable business.

11 Comments

  1. Hello Jason Horejs,
    Very interesting to have a moving company transport the artwork!
    We have a small family business manufacturing art panels for artists. Some of our panels are quite large, especially ones made of copper and brass. For larger items we use UPS or FedEx Freight. I never realized that a moving company would accommodate artwork. It makes sense, and the cost in much lower using UPS or FedEx.
    Thank you for this valuable information!
    Barbara Duhovich Abraham – Duho Fine Art Panels

  2. Reminds me of that show Shipping Wars, lol. As an artist I think it would be nerve wracking having someone else handle the pieces.

  3. This procedure of preparing and moving the sculptures is fascinating and literally “breath taking!” I’m so glad to see how impossible jobs get done. I will be holding my breath at times until the installation is completed. That will be a nice reason to celebrate another great gallery year for you, Jason!

  4. They must have been lightweight and stable because I would have been nervous seeing only one guy push them over the paving. No room for error there. Perhaps you just set the shot up for illustrative purposes? Thanks for sharing these posts, they are very informative and a constant reminder of how professional we need to be as artists.

    1. They weigh just over 200 lbs each, so not too heavy – the dollies these guys have are very heavy duty and stable, and these guys have moved a lot of art. Nothing staged in these shots!

  5. Very interesting to see the procedure in photos . I am wondering who is the sculptor and if it is the same artist that has similiaer sculpture at the Biltmore Estate. Also I have a former student that sculpts figures in bronze that his work looks a lot like that.

    1. I mentioned it in the other posts, but forgot to here – the Sculptor is Gary Lee Price – he has works in major public and private collections around the world, but I’m not sure about the Biltmore.

  6. Ha – of course there was a storm after you cleaned them. It rarely fails. Great to see this step in the story. I hope the clients will send you photos of them in their forever home.

  7. I loved seeing the process in these posts. They are gorgeous and delightful sculptures, lucky buyers and a great decision on their part! It will be very neat to see their new home-place and installation.

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