The only known Maurice Sendak mural will be on display at the Free Library of Philadelphia starting June 11th. The Chertoff Mural was painted in 1961 for the children of Sendak's friends Lionel and Roslyn Chertoff in their New York City apartment. The Chertoff children donated the mural to the Rosenbach Museum and Library in 2008.
Just another normal weekend for Atelier spent craning artwork from an apartment in New York. It took months of planing to get the street completely blocked off in order to safely crane the works out the window. We work with our clients to figure out ways to get monumental works in and out of tight spaces.
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At Atelier, we have seen it all! Plastic stuck to the face of an important Andy Warhol screen print, a heavy marble sculpture packed in a scrap-wood crate with only hay acting as a cushion, a crate arriving with only duct tape holding the lid on. In all of these cases, the short-cuts were misguided efforts to save a little money. But conservation costs, insurance coordination, and re-tracing where things went wrong results in the loss of even more time and resources.
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We are pleased to have been behind the scenes working with the Dietrich estate to collect, pack, and disperse these treasures. Definitely a project to remember!
"These are great benefactions, an amazing legacy here at the museum, and one that will continue to influence our work," Rub said of the Dietrich gift. "They're really transformational because we couldn't go out and get additional Agnes Martins or the Gustons or the Twomblys, certainly. The Hopper, of course, would have always been beyond our reach to acquire by purchase. So these are things that really deepen and strengthen our collection in really significant ways." - Philly.com