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Moving ART by freight and considerations

Art by Yaacov Agam

The movement of art plays a significant role in the art  industry. It is common for art dealers to purchase paintings and other forms of art on-line or from auctions and have the item sent to them. It is vital to consider the possible dangers which freight represents in respect to the value and quality of art, and below are some of the considerations you must make.

Insurance  – When moving  items which are of value it is essential that you have insurance to ensure that the value of that item is covered in the event that something should happen to it. Whilst you may be covered to a degree by the insurance of your freight company of choice, you should ensure you have a comprehensive policy with an established insurance company.

Packaging – This is an absolutely essential consideration when sending art. It is a given that during the freight process art will be knocked around a small amount, it is unavoidable. The packaging you choose when sending art should be strong enough to withstand the bumps of the journey and also protect the art from the
elements.

Established Company - You really should use an established company when sending art. Established companies are established for a reason, which is that people have been satisfied with the service that company provides over a sustained period. An established company will be more reliable, more efficient and will have better insurance policies.

Bulk - Be careful not to try and pack too much art into one package. Any money you save on packaging could end up being lost to compensate for the damage caused as a result.

Ideas for Collecting Art

Collecting Banksy Art - One of the things which makes the artwork by Bansky so valuable and interesting is the fact that he is so elusive. Banksy has never shown his face to the media and he is therefore the mystery man of modern art despite his fame around the world. The enigmatic artist specialises in street art and has created some of the most well-known examples in the world, including that on streets in cities such as London, New York and Bristol. Individual pieces of artwork sell for thousands of pounds and exhibitions of his work attract hoards of people.

Sue Howells Water Colour Paintings - Sue Howells is a water colour artist from the UK who is one of the finest in her fields and whose work is certainly a good investment. Howells’ work is displayed around the world, so the opportunity to own an item yourself will certainly raise your status in the eyes of friends in the know.

Robert Heindel Fine Art - Hailing from Ohio in the United States, Robert Heindel is a fine artist who specialises in capturing the mood of dancers as he immortalises their moves into print. Classical dancers have been asking Heindel to paint them since the middle of the twentieth century and the work from that period is worth a considerable amount on the modern market. Heindel is still creating work and if you can get hold of some originals they will prove to be sound investments.

Tessa Newcombe Oil Paintings - This is another of the UK’s most celebrated artists who has been exhibiting work since the 1970s. Oil paintings of better quality are hard to come across and work from this artists would be a fitting addition to any collection.

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