A History of Housing Fine Art
Our building in Long Island City has a history of housing fine art related service, having been, until 1999, Christies’s principal warehouse. When we acquired the building from Christie’s, we over-hauled the structure completely, replacing old factory windows with energy efficient glass block and removing all old internal structures to make open, efficient floor-spaces. At that time we installed air-conditioning and humidification systems throughout its entire 27,000 square feet.
The first floor of our facility houses our art preservation studio, design showroom and offices. The temperature and humidity levels in this area are closely monitored, and the air is filtered. There are multiple light sources: North daylight in the showroom, fluorescent work lights, gallery lights, high intensity lights of specific color temperature and a portable raking light.
Our art transport truck parks in a garage inside the building, which ensures a safe and easy load and unload for frames and works of art. With fourteen foot ceilings and ample floor space, we can accommodate exceptionally large pieces.