Nick Cave's Artworks on the Move

If you're wondering what goes into the crating and shipping of Nick Cave's works, take a look at the video and photographs documenting the "sojourn" from Cave's Chicago studio to the Denver Art Museum.

Nick Cave: Sojourn is a special ticketed exhibition on view June 9-September 22.

Nick Cave: Sojourn is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible through the significant support of Vicki and Kent Logan, U.S. Bank, and PB&K Family Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, and The Denver Post.

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Shipping crates arrive in Anschutz gallery.

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Shipping crates arrive from Chicago and are lined up in Anschutz Gallery.

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Interns take apart crates containing the Rescue Sculptures.

Nick Cave, Rescue Sculptures, 2013, mixed media including, ceramic birds, metal flowers, and barrel chair. Anschutz Gallery

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One of the Rescue Sculptures arrives in a crate built exclusively for its safe travel.

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Install team unpacking a crate.

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2013, mixed media including sock monkeys and sweaters. Anschutz Gallery

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One of the soundsuits, still wrapped for protection, is removed from its travel crate.

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Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2013, mixed-media including mannequin, fabric, and hot pads. Anschutz Gallery

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One of the soundsuit mannequins is unwrapped before installation.

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2013, mixed media including mannequin, fabric, and hot pads. Anschutz Gallery.

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A fully dressed mannequin is laid on a table for the registrar's to do a condition report before the rest of the soundsuit is assembled.

Nick Cave, Soundsuits, 2013, mixed media including mannequin, fabric, and hot pads. Anschutz Gallery

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Mannequins are dressed and laid out on the platform in preparation for installation.

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2009, mixed media including synthetic hair. Anschutz Gallery

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Nick Cave carries a soundsuit made of synthetic hair during installation.

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