How to Safely Handle Artwork
WHY? After putting energy and time into creating your art...
you want to make sure it stays safe and in good condition until it is sold. You may not have the budget to equip you studio with state-of-the art storage systems, but there are still plenty of things you can do to protect your art investment.
Avoiding Self-Inflicted Damage
Wear white cotton or nitrile gloves. This guards against dirt, oils, and fingerprints-especially important for works on paper.
Use a two-handed grip
Carry one piece at a time
Carry paintings in a vertical position, and never by a hanging wire
Hinged works should be carried and stored in “closed” position To avoid stressing the hinges
Three dimensional pieces should never be carried by protruding parts.