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The Truth About “Free Shipping”

In today's competitive world, it often happens that art dealers offer free shipping to finalize the sale. This is the way they close the deals and allow their buyers to feel that they have bargained well. Thus, in recent years, we have repeatedly heard that free local art delivery, free shipping, and even free art installation services have sealed the …

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Results of the Latest New York Sales

Everyone will probably agree that one of the most famous paintings by Andy Warhol is certainly “Four Marilyns.” Exactly this renowned work estimated at $40 – 60 million was sold at Christie's New York Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale in November. As its name suggests, the painting depicts a portrait of Marilyn Monroe painted by the artist in 1962. “Four …

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Rules of Art Packing: Pack List

Working in the sphere of fine art shipping for 20+ years, we can name some sad examples where valuable objects and artworks were mistakenly left in packages or crates and eventually discarded. Please be assured that this does not apply to containers packed or unpacked by Fine Art Shippers, just some items received and packed by other shipping companies or …

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Art Shipping Secrets, or How Modern Artists Transport Their Creations

Have you ever visited a premier art show, like Art Basel? Pavilions, booths, and exhibition halls are filled with a variety of fine art objects. Antique pieces and modern art installations, large sculptures and fragile items of different forms – all of them cause visitors’ admiration. However, looking at these masterpieces, have you ever thought about how modern artists transport …

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Fine Art News

Fine Art Shippers New York present the latest fine art news featuring top stories and breaking news from around the globe. So what’s happened in the past few weeks in the amazing world of art? Andy Warhol star-studded exhibition in Toronto To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the annual Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF Bell Lightbox has presented the unique “Andy Warhol: Stars of …

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If You Need a Freight Shipment – You Need a Crate!

Sometimes we get requests from our customers to send their softpacked works of art to various destinations by freight or via FedEx and other package services that are, in fact, the same freight in terms of handling. Well, in most of the cases, we don’t ship boxed or otherwise softpacked fine art objects by freight service, as there is one …

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Mystery of the Art Market: Is Famous German Artist a Farce?

The unprecedented scandal has erupted around the mysterious Dada artist Karl Waldmann, whose works have been repeatedly sold at German auctions over the years. The experts have concluded that this personality is just a figment of imagination created by a group of swindlers who made money by selling Waldmann’s works. The legend says that Karl Waldmann was born in Dresden in the …

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Cost of Art Shipping Services

Most of our customers rightly believe that the cost of art transportation services varies relative to distance and volume shipped. For example, if they need to ship a particular work of art of a certain size, let’s say, from their studio in New York to the art gallery in another city, they expect that the shipping rate will be calculated …

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Another Modigliani’s Painting Brings $170 Million at Christie’s New York

Amedeo Modigliani’s work from his famous series “Reclining Nude”  has set a new record and become the world’s second most expensive painting ever sold at auction. On November 9, at Christie's New York auction in Manhattan, the buyer laid out $170.4 million for this masterpiece estimated at $100 million. This is only $9 million less than the cost of the renowned …

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Used and Empty Crates

Storing empty crates may seem profitable. Well, maybe this is true, in some cases. Museum crates and custom crates, even those that have been already used, are valuable, and sometimes we store them indeed. It may be a good option for the customer who needs a crate of a certain size. We can pluck one right out of our inventory, …

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