Cuadro (No. 7777631)

Length x Width x Height
150 x 10 x 250 cm
3 kg
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Total weight:
3 kg
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Assistance with loading and unloading:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

From 10 Mar 2022 to 24 Mar 2022

Delivery address and date

Chile, Región Metropolitana De Santiago, Santiago

Flexible dates

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Art transportation

Art transportation is sometimes tricky and ought to be planned precisely before first arrangements are made. Firstly, every branch of art (in some cases every piece) needs its own ways of securing for transportation. The art section is quite differentiated, you may find there a big variety of items from drawings or engravings to pottery, art installations and so on.

Art is almost always really delicate and can be easily damaged. Other than that most of the art pieces are unconventional in shape and dimensions, therefore shipping it via post office often not an option. And lastly art is a costly load, so it’s crucial to find a reliable hauler and the safest way of preparing the art for shipping. That again exclude post office and most couriers – companies where you don’t get to speak to the person who is going to be directly responsible for shipping your cargo.

Art is considered to be fragile load. You have to remember to place such sticker on the package, so that the transport provider is extra gentle when shipping it. While preparing an art piece for transportation there is a problem of packing the cargo. When you buy something in a store you get a package that can be used for shipping the item in the future (for example that goes for household appliances). But when it comes to art there is no original box – you have to take care of it by yourself.

How to choose the safest way to secure art for shipment? It depends on a piece you wish to ship. With sculptures and pottery it’s important to select a cardboard that will be able to fit it. The box cannot be much bigger than the load – any empty space left between the box and the art may be the cause of damaging the load during shipment. If the shipped art piece have any removable elements, remember to ship them on their own. Wrap the whole piece in bubble foil and carefully put the cargo in the cardboard. If there is some empty space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with more bubble wrap and Styrofoam. Remember to put a ”delicate” sticker on the top as well as on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting to be shipped will look a little different. You can buy special boxes for shipping paintings – with one of those, your painting should be safe during transportation – if you don’t forget to fill the empty space with some cloths and Styrofoam to absorb any tremors on the road. In case you do not possess a box like that, you may transport a painting without a box, wrapped in bubble foil and stretch foil. As long as you remember that the bubble foil or stretch foil shouldn’t be in contact with the painted side of your load. To avoid that wrap the painting in some soft material (some cotton fabric like a bed sheet) before enclosing it in bubble foil.

As for putting the load in a shipping vehicle, a painting should be shipped vertically. With both paintings and sculptures make sure that the cargo won’t tip over during transportation or that some other load won’t crash into it during such event as a sudden turn.