Let’s say you recently got back from Art Basel Miami with a shipping container filled with paintings and sculptures. Now what? Get some help, of course. Fine Arts Services from Delivery Limited to the rescue!
Delivery Limited experts can hang your art collection, install a crystal chandelier, or repair prized objects and artwork — all with the aim to make your home the best it can be. To do that, Alex Lyle from Fine Arts Services offers these tips for getting the most from your art:
If you have more art than wall space, then follow the lead of museums and rotate your collection. You may choose to do so every year, or even with the seasons. It’s a great way to rediscover what you have.
Your art will evoke memories, such as that beach scene bought on a Cape Cod honeymoon or an etching uncovered at a Paris flea market. And if you don’t have the room to store all of your things, Delivery Limited has a special climate-controlled and secured area designed specifically for fine art.
Fine art needs to be cared for, just like fine furniture does. Oil paintings show best if they are cleaned periodically by a professional. Works on paper require special care to retain their clarity; they ought to be displayed out of direct sunlight and behind ultraviolet light protective glass. Outdoor sculptures can show the effects of the climate if not cleaned and cared for properly.
Hang your art so that you can enjoy it as much as possible. That may mean putting it in the best light — art lighting always enhances a home’s interior.
Rehang your art to freshen your home’s look. Assembling a salon-style display in which multiple pieces are hung together — often with a unifying theme, medium or palette — makes a dramatic statement and highlights the collector’s passion for the work.
And if you’re moving, remember that your art requires special handling. Alex can tell you how he once used a crane and custom-made crates to move two oversized — and very valuable — contemporary paintings down the side of a high-rise office tower because they were too big to fit in the elevator. That’s dedication.