Serra Brazil

For this project, the Master Riggers at Budco put the artwork, consisting of numerous plates weighing over 80,000lbs each, and tools on a boat headed for Brazil. They met the artwork at the port, inspected it, and loaded it onto trucks for transportation to the site. The artwork was then set in position to the artist’s specifications on site and cleaned.

Matthew Barney – Munich

The Master Riggers at Budco traveled all the way to Munich, Germany to rig multiple sculptures by Matthew Barney into position in a museum. Budco ensured that they were properly protected during their travels and carefully set them into their exact final positions.

Serra’s “Sequence” at Stanford

Excerpts from an article by the Daily Serving with pictures and several videos of the rigging installation of Richard Serra’s “Sequence” at Stanford University in California.

Serra SFMoMA

Video of the installation performed by our Master Riggers of Richard Serra’s “Sequence” at SFMoMA. For this installation, we used a crane and our 400 Ton Jacking Gantry System to set the 80,000lbs steel plates in position in the new building.

Richard Serra MoMA

Time-stop animation of the installation performed by our Master Riggers of Richard Serra’s artwork at MoMA. For this installation, we used a crane to set the 80,000lbs steel plates in position.

Serra & Jasper Johns Florida

The Master Riggers at Budco transported two steel sculptures to Florida. Upon arrival, the sculptures were protected and installed in the final locations using jacks, gantries, and chain blocks.

Cloud City Met

Video of Budco’s Master Riggers installing Cloud City by Tomás Saraceno with a crane on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Butterfield Horses

The Master Riggers at Budco rigged bronze horse statues into an art gallery through a skylight and set them in their final position.

Cloud City Colorado Springs

The Master Riggers at Budco installed Cloud City in Colorado Springs.

Newson Gagosian Gallery

The Master Riggers at Budco protected rigged multiple works of art into an art gallery and set them in their final position.

Dan Colen Box Trucks

The Master Riggers at Budco were contracted by an artist to fabricate steel frames for two box trucks so they could be stood on end. We completed several test lifts at our own facility before transporting them to their final location for installation.

Jim Hodges Boulders

Budco’s Master Riggers received the artwork at our warehouse. We then designed and fabricated custom steel frames for their transportation and rigging. Then, they were protected and loaded for shipping to the gallery. Floor protection was set down and the artwork was rigged into position to the artist’s specifications using forklifts and our 400 Ton Jacking Gantry System.

Sweet Violence MoMA

The Master Riggers at Budco removed the installation of Sweet Violence at MoMA, re-crated & protected it before returning it to storage.

Dan Colen’s “Brick Wall”

A slideshow of the “Brick Wall” exhibit we transported and installed at the Gagosian Gallery. Dan Colen’s “Brick Wall” was rigged into position using Jacking Gantries.