Instead of going the obvious route and buying some boring old Monet or Picasso calendar for an art-loving pal, why not give them this sexy Freelance Art Handlers Calendar this Christmas?
It can be easy to forget about the people who work hard behind the scenes to make sure your favourite gallery shows are set up just right. But without art handlers tirelessly transporting, measuring, adjusting, and putting in all sorts of other work, it would be pretty difficult for galleries to make their curatorial visions reality (and to stop paintings from falling down). Created by a few independent NYC art handlers, this unique calendar is finally putting art handlers in the spotlight.
The calendar’s creators say it’s “like the FDNY firemen calendar, but with levels and nitrile gloves instead of axes and fire pants.” Who would’ve guessed that art handlers could be the art world’s answer to the sexy firefighter? Dudes with hip hairstyles and big drills are a favourite theme here, but there are some badass ladies featured as well, so the calendar has something for everyone—everyone who gets excited about art handling, at least.
Check out the NYC Freelance Art Handlers Calendar here.