How do you transport a 1500 kg horse?
Crown Fine Art were recently enlisted to move and install several large 20th century sculptures as part of an exhibition at the Djanogly Gallery. The most challenging aspect of the project was maneuvering a 1500 kg horse, a three meter tall sculpture by Elizabeth Frink.
Maneuvering the large sculpture into the designated gallery space was logistically challenging for our Fine Art technicians, requiring the removal of a window and door frames.
The team were then able to safely move the gigantic horse into the building using a Gantry crane to lift the object and a bespoke transit base which incorporated the use of specialized equipment.
Neil Walker, Head of Visual Arts Programming Djanogly Gallery said: "We have had a long association with Crown Fine Art and its staff dating back over many years. The Frink exhibition has perhaps been one of the most challenging, involving the careful packing and transportation of over 80 works from very large and heavy bronzes to small, extremely fragile models in plaster of Paris.
"The project also involved the sensitive consideration and reparation of private gardens and the equally challenging task of negotiating large works through small spaces into our galleries. As ever Michael Festenstein and his team have provided an efficient, professional and personalized service that we have come to expect and value so highly."
Elisabeth Frink was one of Britain’s leading 20th-century sculptors. She created, without the aid of assistants, an impressive body of over 400 sculptures while working in a succession of studios – in London, France and finally Dorset.
Early in her career, Frink settled on images such as male figures, heads, animals and birds, as a way of consistently investigating certain themes.
The exhibition "Elisabeth Frink: In The Presence Of Sculpture" started on November 25, 2015 and will end on February 28, 2016.
The spectacular installation was captured by a Djanology team member, watch the video here: