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painting x 2 (No. 8279847)

painting x 2
Length x Width x Height
180 x 170 x 10 cm
7 kg
Are the dimensions precise?
Is it packed?
Total weight:
14 kg
1180 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:
Not required

Pick-up address and date

France, Île-De-France, Paris

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Asturias, Gijón/xixón

Flexible dates

Art transportation

Art shipping can be difficult and have to be planned cautiously before any preparations are made. For one, every field of art (sometimes every piece) requires different ways of securing for transportation. The art subsection is quite diverse, you may find there a wide collection of things from drawings and engravings to sculptures, art installations and much more.

Art is usually really breakable and is prone to damages. Other than that most of the art pieces are atypical in shape and size, so shipping it via post office is out of the question. And lastly art is a costly cargo, which makes it crucial to choose a trustworthy transport provider and the best way of securing the art for shipping. That excludes post office and most couriers – services where you cannot work out the details of the transportation with the person who is going to be directly responsible for transporting your load.

Art is considered to be delicate cargo. You ought to remember to place such sign on the package, to make sure that the transport provider is extra careful while shipping it. When preparing a piece of art for transportation there is an issue of packing the cargo. When you buy something in a store you get an original box which in the future you can use to for transportation (e.g. that is often seen for household appliances). But with art you don’t have any original box – you have to take care of it on your own.

What is the best way to pack art for transportation? It varies depending on what piece you wish to ship. When it comes to sculptures and pottery it’s important to select a box 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 load may lead to destroying the art during shipment. If the shipped art piece have any elements that can be removed, you should make sure to transport them separately. Wrap every part of the art in bubble foil and gently place the cargo in the box. If there is any space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with some bubble foil and Styrofoam. Don’t forget to place a “fragile” sticker on the top as well as on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting for shipment will require a different approach. You can buy boxes dedicated for shipping paintings – if you have one of those, your painting will be safe during transportation – if you don’t forget to fill the space that is left in the box with some fabric or Styrofoam to cushion any tremors on the road. In case you do not possess a box like that, you can transport a painting without it, wrapped in bubble foil and stretch foil. Just don’t forget that the bubble foil and stretch foil shouldn’t touch the painted side of your load. To avoid that enclose the painting in some softer material (a piece of cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) prior to enclosing it in bubble foil.

When it comes to putting the cargo in a shipping vehicle, a painting must be transported upward. With both paintings and sculptures make sure your load will not be able to tip over during transportation and that some other load won’t crash into it in case of such event as a sudden turn.