Fine Art Installation Frequently Asked Questions

Fine Art InstallationIf you’ve put a lot of care into creating your masterpiece in a studio, just as much care will be needed to transport and display it. While using a level and hammer may work for installing artwork around your home, displaying artwork in a gallery requires additional considerations, especially for fine art. Below are our answers to some of the most frequently asked fine art installation questions.

FAQ #1: Can I Install My Artwork By Myself?

Art installation experts will advise against attempting to install valuable, fine art by yourself. At first glance, the process may seem simple, but it is complex, and any misstep can result in damage to your artwork. Many installations require specialized materials, tools, equipment, and location evaluation.

It is worth the investment to hire professionals who can anticipate any obstacle for both paintings and sculptures. At Art Work Fine Art Services, we have been installing artwork for nearly 30 years. We know how to meet challenges and provide long-lasting solutions.  

FAQ #2: What if My Art Piece Won’t Fit Through an Entryway?

Only installation experts know how to fit a camel through the eye of a needle. Never force pieces through a doorway or other entrance where the art may not fit. This can cause severe damage to both your art and your location. Experienced art handlers have access to specialized equipment and processes to find a proper access point. 

FAQ #3: Can My Heavy Art Piece be Installed on a Second, Third, or Fourth Floor?

Don’t limit your art because you think it may be too heavy. Never try installing or moving heavy pieces on your own, especially up stairwells, escalators, or elevators. This can cause damage to your artwork and injury to the movers. Art installation professionals have access to heavy pieces of equipment like rigging or cranes to lift. Movers are aware of the proper safety precautions to take, ensuring that art pieces and people get to their destination in one piece.

FAQ #4: How Do I Install Art Pieces Outside?

It is not enough to place an outside sculpture down and walk away. Outside art needs special, often concrete mounts with steel reinforcement. Installers can also install earthquake proofing, UV protection or weatherproofing. 

Specialized Fine Art Installation Knowledge From Our Experts  

For nearly 30 years, Art Work Fine Art Services has served as the trusted logistics partner to some of America’s most highly-regarded museums, galleries, collectors, and artists. We specialize in expert and custom solutions for domestic and international shipping, warehousing, and preservation of artwork. 

Our team is made up of passionate experts in many mediums, including design, painting, printmaking, carpentry, photography, and sculpture. Art Work FAS offers services in Portland and Seattle, in addition to California’s Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, and across the Rocky Mountains.  

To request an estimate or find out more about the services Art Work Fine Art Services offers, contact us.

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