Once purchased, the artworks have to travel all over the world to their new homes. Here’s a look at the different packages.
You have just bought a painting in my online shop. Here’s what the package looks like, and how your painting is protected to arrive intact.
From the smallest to the largest work of art, from small drawings on paper to large paintings, from canvas on stretcher to painting on wood, and even large rolled pieces, the care taken in making the package is the same. But there are inevitably differences, depending on the size and weight of the piece in question.
Works on paper are usually sent flat
Most of the time, paintings on paper are sent flat. Smaller formats are sent in a reinforced envelope, “Lettre suivie”, by the Post Office. A reinforced envelope is a reinforced kraft or polyethylene envelope. When the paper is thin enough, the work is sent rolled in a rigid transport tube.
The larger works are sent by Colissimo, in a cardboard box.
I will describe this type of packaging in detail in the third part of this article…
The tracking number makes it possible to follow the parcel from the time it leaves the workshop until it is delivered to you.
All the artworks are sent with a tracking number, either in Lettre suivie, or in Colissimo, for France and International.