1. The Installation of The Rose from an Art Handler’s PerspectiveBy Graham Miles, Whitney art handler Documented by Paula Court, photographer VIII. “Now that The Rose is close to vertical, you can see the legs of the gantry are pushed back beyond the exterior sheetrock and into the recesses of the wall on either side of the painting. Without these holes the gantry would end up two feet away from the wall, complicating the transition from the gantry to the steel cleat.”Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective is on view now through June 2. 

    The Installation of The Rose from an Art Handler’s Perspective
    By Graham Miles, Whitney art handler 
    Documented by Paula Court, photographer 

    VIII. “Now that The Rose is close to vertical, you can see the legs of the gantry are pushed back beyond the exterior sheetrock and into the recesses of the wall on either side of the painting. Without these holes the gantry would end up two feet away from the wall, complicating the transition from the gantry to the steel cleat.”

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

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