1. The Installation of The Rose from an Art Handler’s Perspective 
The most challenging aspect of installing Jay DeFeo’s The Rose for the Whitney’s current retrospective was not transporting the nearly one-ton painting to New York from California—where the exhibition had finished a successful run at SFMOMA—but took place once the painting was inside the Museum’s doors. 
Follow along as Whitney art handler Graham Miles explains the process, as documented by photographer Paula Court. 
Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective is on view through June 2. 
Jay DeFeo, The Rose, 1958–66. Oil with wood and mica on canvas, 128 7/8 × 92 1/4 × 11 in. (327.3 × 234.3 × 27.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the Estate of Jay DeFeo and purchase with funds from the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee and the Judith Rothschild Foundation  95.170  © 2013 The Jay DeFeo Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    The Installation of The Rose from an Art Handler’s Perspective

    The most challenging aspect of installing Jay DeFeo’s The Rose for the Whitney’s current retrospective was not transporting the nearly one-ton painting to New York from California—where the exhibition had finished a successful run at SFMOMA—but took place once the painting was inside the Museum’s doors.

    Follow along as Whitney art handler Graham Miles explains the process, as documented by photographer Paula Court. 

    Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective is on view through June 2. 

    Jay DeFeoThe Rose, 1958–66. Oil with wood and mica on canvas, 128 7/8 × 92 1/4 × 11 in. (327.3 × 234.3 × 27.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the Estate of Jay DeFeo and purchase with funds from the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee and the Judith Rothschild Foundation  95.170  © 2013 The Jay DeFeo Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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