OPENING RECEPTION: September 8th, 2014
ON VIEW: September 8th – December 5th, 2014
From IPCNY (International Print Center New York): Big Picture Show, on view at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery in midtown, presents thirty large-scale contemporary prints by artists originally shown at IPCNY in New Prints exhibitions.
Carcasses (from the Meat Locker) is one of those pieces.
“We’d rather you shipped a 2ft x 2ft box of bricks…”
It’s the 2nd time they’ve shipped to NYC, and boy is it an ordeal(!) mostly because each carcass measures 8ft in length (x about 3ft in width), so they’re too big for regular shipping rates–they have to go freight. First of all, they weigh almost nothing, so you’d think they’d be cheap to ship, right? Wrong! You actually get penalized (charged more) if you ship something really big that doesn’t weigh much. I guess the mentality is that it’s taking up space where more, heavier things could fit. Understand? Me neither. Freight dispatcher told me: “We’d rather you shipped a 2ft x 2ft box of bricks than your 8ft+ box that weighs less than 60lbs.”
Go with a different shipper than this time.
I’m not going to badmouth/name the company, but suffice it to say…do your research and ask up front if they are going to be able to send a straight truck (and not a semi–which drivers don’t like to drive down our roundabout). If the person you’re talking to doesn’t understand what that is, ask to speak to somebody else, or the actual shipping company. I waited 3 days for a pickup until I called (again) and found out…oh they don’t have any straight trucks to send out here. Ugh. Ended up driving the shipment to the nearest terminal myself! Next time, just do that–find out where the nearest terminal is, throw your box in the back of the truck and drive it there yourself.
At one point in the week-long ordeal of the box not shipping, James and I almost took a little roadtrip to NY…
Good news is…they arrived! Today!! So all is good. Wish I could see the show. It sounds like it’s going to be wonderful. Read about the Big Picture Show at IPCNY’s site