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Marshall Fine Arts in the News
New York Times: “Reinventing Venus and a Lying Puppet,” April 13, 2012 (reviewing an exhibit of Jim Dine at the Nassau County Museum of Art, for which Marshall did transportation, installation and rigging work).
New York Times: “The Scrolls as a Start, Not an End,” October 28, 2011 (review of the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition at the Discovery Museum Times Square, for which Marshall did significant installation work).
Huffington Post: “Richard Serra: The Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” August 17, 2011 (review of exhibition for which Marshall provided transportation services).
Yale Daily News: “Lightweb Comes to Stiles,” September 14, 2011 (announcing the installation of Alexander Liberman sculpture on campus, erected by Marshall).
New York Times: “Basking in the Presence of an Ever-Changing God,” July 7, 2011 (review of Hindu sculpture exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, for which Marshall did installation and handling).
New York Times: “When the Dead Arise and Head to Times Square,” March 3, 2011 (review of Pompeii exhibition at Discovery Museum Times Square, for which Marshall did installation work).
Yale News: “Yale School of Architecture Honors Kevin Roche with Exhibition, Symposium,” January 20, 2011 (announcing exhibit for which Marshall provided packing and handling of numerous architectural models).
American Museum of Natural History New: Lab Confidential: Conserve and Protect (describing the museum’s project to restore a collection of totem poles, with in-museum rigging and handling by Marshall).
New York Times: “King Tut’s Chariot Arrives in Times Square,” August 2, 2010 (announcing the delivery – by Marshall Fine Arts – of King Tut’s chariot to the Discovery Times Square Exposition)
Wall Street Journal: “They Don’t Summer without Art,” June 1, 2010
Smithsonian Institution News Release – April 8, 2009 (announcing the installation - by Marshall Fine Arts - of Roy Lichtenstein’s Modern Head outside the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum)
Life Magazine: “Smithsonian Museum Installs Roy Lichtenstein Sculpture,” August 27, 2008 (includes pictures of Marshall personnel managing the installation)
Brooklyn Museum Blog: “Demetrious Goes for a Ride,” August 22, 2007
New York Times: Making Ends Meet In a Creative World – May 21, 2006
New York Times: "Museums; Going Mobile? Well, Not Quite Yet," September 12, 2004

Marshall Fine Arts Announcements
Leading Fine Art Services Company Invests in Growth
New Equipment Expands Capabilities, Enhances Safety of Art and Employees

DEER PARK, NEW YORK, July 15, 2010 – Marshall Fine Arts, Ltd., a leading provider of comprehensive fine art services, announced today that it continues to invest in expanding its capabilities. The company has acquired several new pieces of equipment that will enhance its ability to install and move works of art, particularly pieces of monumental sculpture for indoor or outdoor display.

The new equipment includes a new tractor/trailer combination designed to be the largest art-transport system to meet the legal limits imposed on vehicles by the City of New York. The new truck will enable Marshall to handle larger objects than virtually any other company. Also included is an extremely long tilt-bed trailer designed to handle large pieces of sculpture and a telehandler, or high-lift fork truck, that has extended reach capacity and extraordinary maneuverability.

Marshall is well known for having a fleet of vehicles and art-handling equipment that leads the industry. Many of its customers are other art service companies who turn to Marshall for specialized equipment to handle unusually large or demanding works of art. “We want to stay at the leading edge of service providers in the New York fine arts market,” said Marshall Didier, President of Marshall Fine Arts. “The new equipment was custom-designed by us specifically for handling art. It will enable us to lift heavier objects, over longer distances with greater safety for both the artwork and the art handlers. In the challenges of the current economy, we saw an opportunity to invest in expanding our capabilities to better serve our customers.”

Marshall believes that the new tractor/trailer combination has greater door height and greater interior width than any other dedicated art vehicle in the Northeast. “The most important part isn’t just handling larger works of art, it is handling them more safely,” said Didier. “Because the more you handle art, the more likely it is to be damaged, extra inches are an enormous benefit.”

The new trailer was designed to transport monumental sculptures and other exotic works of art. The size of the flatbed will enable Marshall to accommodate the transport of works of art and the lifting equipment necessary to handle them, reducing the cost of transport for large, heavy objects. The tilting bed and other features enable the Marshall professionals to load and unload objects with reduced handling and greater security. These features make the trailer particularly useful in the installation of outdoor sculpture.

The new fork lift truck has a remarkable degree of flexibility both in terms of positioning and handling. Its narrow width enables it to fit through smaller spaces both indoors and out. Its four-wheel steering enables it to crawl frontwards, backwards or sideways into more difficult locations. Its combination of reach up and out plus a capacity of more than three tons will enable Marshall to handle artwork in an extremely wide range of circumstances. In addition, the company has added custom features that will enable the front forks to be angled up or down (“pitch”) and tilted side to side (“roll”), giving much finer control over sensitive or awkwardly situated objects.

Technical Descriptions:
  • Tractor/Trailer: A 40’ long box trailer built by Manac Inc., the largest manufacturer of semitrailers in North America. It is equipped with a 3-ton lift gate and hydraulic lifters, both of which will reduce potential hazards in loading and unloading. The interior of the new trailer is equipped with full floor logistics enabling artwork to be strapped securely into position anywhere inside. In addition, the trailer includes full climate control, air-ride suspension, an extensive interior lashing system and all the features normally found in advanced art-handling vehicles. The tractor is a dual-axel Freightliner with a crew cab, giving it a capacity for five passengers. This configuration will give Marshall the ability to accommodate couriers or client representatives traveling with the art.

  • Flat Bed Trailer: A 48’ long, single-drop, tilting flatbed trailer manufactured by Landoll Corporation. It is equipped with extended tilt capabilities, landing gear and hydraulic lifters, enabling it to pick up and deposit monumental objects more directly and with less handling. The trailer is rated for loads up to 140,000 pounds.

  • Telehandler: Ingersoll Rand VR-638. Reach distance of 40’ up and 27’ out; capacity of 6700 lb. Reach out can be extended up to an additional 12’ in any direction. In addition to height, the operator has full control over pitch and roll of the forks. The drive train includes four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, providing an extremely high degree of positioning flexibility. The truck operates at speeds ranging from inching through 20 mph.