escultura (No. 7875852)

Length x Width x Height
25 x 25 x 80 cm
12 kg
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Total weight:
12 kg
0 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:
Not required
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Brazil, São Paulo, São Paulo

1 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

France, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur, Nice

14 Oct 2021

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Art transportation

Art transportation can be tricky and therefore should be planned carefully before any arrangements are made. First of all, every branch of art (in some cases every piece) requires its own ways of preparing for transportation. The art category is really diverse, you can find there a big collection of things from paintings and engravings to pottery, art installations and much more.

Art is usually very fragile and can be easily damaged. Other than that many art pieces are unconventional in shape as well as dimensions, therefore transporting it with help of a post office is out of the question. Finaly art is an expensive cargo, which makes it crucial to choose a professional hauler and the safest way of preparing the art for shipping. That excludes post office as well as most couriers – companies where you don’t get to speak to the person who will be the one shipping your load.

Art is thought of as delicate cargo. You have to put such tag on the box, so that the transport provider know to be especially gentle when transporting it. While preparing an art piece for shipment there is a problem of packaging. With items bought from a store you get an original box that can be used for shipping the item in the future (for example that is often seen for electronics). But with art you don’t have any original box – you have to secure it by yourself.

What is the best way to pack art for shipment? It depends on a piece you wish to transport. With sculptures and pottery the most important thing is to find a cardboard that could fit it. The box shouldn’t be too big – any empty space left between the cardboard and the load may be the cause of damaging the cargo during shipment. If the shipped art piece have any elements that can be removed, you should make sure to ship them on their own. Enclose every part of the art in bubble wrap and gently put the cargo in the box. If there is some space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with more bubble wrap and pieces of cloth. Remember to place a ”delicate” sticker both on the top and on the side of the box.

Preparing a painting for transportation will require a different approach. You can buy boxes dedicated for shipping paintings – if you have one of those, your painting should be safe during shipment – just remember to fill the space that is left in the box with some fabric and Styrofoam to cushion any tremors on the road. If you don’t have a box like that, you can transport a painting without it, enclosed in bubble foil or stretch foil. Just remember that the bubble foil or stretch foil cannot touch the painted side of the cargo. To avoid that enclose the painting in some softer material (some cotton fabric like a bed sheet) before enclosing it in bubble foil.

As for placing the load in a transporting vehicle, a painting must be shipped vertically. With both paintings and sculptures make sure that the cargo will not be able to tip over during transportation and that nothing will crash into it during such event as a sudden turn.