Masters at Rigging, Monumental to Minute
From installations with the complexity of Louise Bourgeois’ Cell to directing 250-ton cranes, we do it all. We are the only fine art services company in the area with a certified rigger. And we call on only the best resources for cranes and heavy equipment. Below are a few examples of how our rigging expertise came into play for several diverse exhibitions:
Our meticulous rigging has often made the difference – one example being when we de-installed a complex Jeff Koons sculpture that had been on a submerged pedestal in a landscape pond. For this challenging overwater task to succeed, we worked closely with the artist’s team to ensure all methods and logistics were executed perfectly.
We were also on-hand to install the main atrium at the Musical Instruments Museum in Phoenix where we rigged and suspended a collection of oversized instruments from their ceiling 30 feet off the ground. Our precision work high above the floor and eye for placement helped bring this dramatic entry to life artfully, smoothly and, of course, safely.
When Unified Fine Arts installed Nobuo Sekine’s Phase of Nothingness at the Rachofsky House, it was a balancing act of epic proportions. It required precision rigging to achieve the careful alignment critical to lowering the 24,500-pound top stone accurately onto its 30” square, 14-foot tall base. This kind of painstaking maneuvering between rigger and crane sets us apart.