ICEFAT is an official, worldwide democratic organization representing 70 of the finest independent art transportation firms from 33 countries. Each member specializes in handling and shipping works of art, artifacts and antiquities for museums, galleries and dealers, corporate and private collectors and the premier auction houses.
See a complete membership list and contact info for the companies here.
I almost made it to the end of the back to back conferences…Almost. Having four of my associates arriving mid-week, I decided to head home on Saturday morning, two days shy of the closing of ARCS. In theory, the conjoining of our two conferences was a compelling strategy, but perhaps too ambitious.
Ultraviolet radiation is the invisible light spectrum just above the violet of our normal ROYGBIV rainbow colors. Shine the UV light on the painting before you purchase it and you may find a hidden restoration the dealer is trying to hide.
Arguably the most prestigious and durable modern and contemporary art fair franchise in history, Art Basel (a subsidiary of MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd) is straining under the pressure of supply and demand economics. The U.S. edition in Miami Beach has expanded in over a decade to occupy the entire exhibition floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC).
MITS is a computer-based multilingual database intended to assist art handlers worldwide in choosing correct materials for packing art. The database will list facts about different packing materials, including product names, manufacturers, properties, applications, and more. It will also offer omnidirectional translations in six languages. Two versions for PCs as well as for smartphones and tablets plan to be launched in 2016.
What do you call an event that takes up a space larger than a professional soccer or football field, is packed full of fine art of nearly every description from over 100 galleries from all over the globe, is set up, takes place and is taken down, all within the course of one week? Why, it’s an art fair, of course!