According to Spero Georgedakis, transporting high-end works of art is an art form in itself.
It’s a practical yet necessary question: How do you safely transport works of art? Whether you’re picking up a new piece at Art Basel or moving homes, there are some fine art handling tips that require some serious advance planning. “When you’re moving fine art, you need to take especially particular care,” says West Palm Beach-based Spero Georgedakis, founder and CEO of Good Greek. “All fine art, no matter the medium, requires extremely specific conditions. And you must use crates.”
Professional art handlers such as Good Greek have specially trained professionals that will measure each work of art and then custom-build the crate to size. If a painting or any piece of the art is framed in glass, Georgedakis recommends slightly cushioning the piece with a soft microfiber cloth as the first lining.
He also suggests analyzing the fine print on your art insurance policy. “Likely, there is a clause relating to any damages and whether your insurance policy will cover you and any accidents incurred if you move the pieces yourself,” says Georgedakis. “Sometimes, they will only cover mistakes made by professional movers with professional equipment. If your piece is of very high value, it’s important to hire a mover who specializes in this kind of work.” Besides specializing in art transport, Good Greek has also perfected the art of moving chandeliers, pianos, safes and other items that require a little extra TLC to make sure they arrive in perfect condition. 1333 N. Jog Road, Ste. 103, West Palm Beach, goodgreek.com