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January 22 | Fine Art Gallery Walk

Mario Carreño (Cuban, 1913-1999) Tropical Splendor (Estimate $30,000-$50,000)
Thursday, January 22nd, 6PM in Boston


Reception: 5:30PM Gallery Walk: 6PM

Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116

Join us for a tour of auction highlights

Robin Starr, Department Director, Elizabeth Haff, American & European Works of Art specialist and Michelle Lamunière, Fine Photographs specialist, will present works from the January 23, 2015 American and European Works of Art and Fine Prints & Photographs auctions.… Read More

A Selection of Photographs by Aaron Siskind in Skinner’s Fine Photographs Auction Provides a Window onto His Artistic Practice and Motivation

Aaron Siskind (American, 1903-1991) Gloucester 1H, 1944, printed later (Lot 163, Estimate $2,000-$3,000)

Skinner’s January 23 Fine Photographs auction in Boston features eight lots by the important 20th century American photographer Aaron Siskind. Skinner has regularly sold work by this popular artist—in fact our highest selling photography lot was a suite of ten prints from Siskind’s Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation series that hammered at $35,000 in 2013! The selection in our upcoming fine art photographs auction is particularly exciting because it includes examples ranging from Siskind’s early documentary work to his final abstractions, and provides a window onto his artistic practice and motivation.… Read More

Florida Consignment Days | West Palm Beach & Coral Gables | January 2015

Wednesday January 28,10am-4pm,West Palm Beach Thursday January 29,1pm-7pm, Coral Gables




Discover the value of your art and antiques!

Reserve a complimentary appointment with Skinner expert appraisers. Valuations and sale information available for the following specialties.

Fine Art: American & European paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, drawings, works on paper

Fine Jewelry: Estate, antique, and modern fine jewelry and gemstones

Fine Silver: American, English, Danish, Continental, and Asian silver including hollowware, flatware, tableware and ornamental wares

Decorative Arts: Including fine American & European ceramics, glass, marble & bronze statuary, clocks, lighting, rugs, textiles and antique furniture

Contact Us: 508-970-3240

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Paintings Reunited After 122 Years In Skinner’s American & European Works of Art Auction in January

Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951) Figure in White (Lot 495, Estimate $350,000-$550,000)

Previewers at Skinner’s American & European Works of Art auction in January will have something special in common with the throngs of visitors at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. What could that possibly be?

As department specialists were researching paintings being offered in our January 23rd auction, we discovered that two of our American paintings had hung together 122 years earlier…in the Palace of Fine Arts at the World’s Columbian Exposition. … Read More

Skinner to Host Its First Auction Dedicated to Whisky, Spirits & Ales

Mixed Highland Park

10-day Online Sale Features Choice Selections of Pappy Van Winkle, Old Overholt & More

BOSTON, Mass– January 8, 2015 –Stock your liquor shelves for the new year or add to a collection – from the convenience of home – during Skinner, Inc.’s first-ever auction dedicated to Whisky, Spirits & Ales. The online-only sale will begin on January 13, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. ET and conclude on January 22, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. ET.… Read More

Skinner Presents Classic and Iconic Examples by Celebrated Artists during American & European Works of Art Auction

Milton Avery (American, 1885-1965) Pale Profile (Lot 618, Estimate $12,000-$18,000)

BOSTON, MA – January 7, 2015Skinner, Inc. will host an exceptional auction of American & European Works of Art on January 23rd, beginning with a strong selection of prints and photographs at 12 p.m. followed by fine paintings and sculpture at 4 p.m.

According to Robin Starr, Director of American& European Works of Art at Skinner, “The January auction features quintessential works by important American artists including James A.M.Read More

Interiors – Online at Skinner Marlborough in January

English Leather Fire Bucket, 19th century (Lot 1312, Estimate $200-$300)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – January 7, 2015 – Skinner is hosting an Interiors – Online auction from Thursday, January 8th  to Friday, January 16th, 2015. All items in the sale may be viewed online or during public previews at Skinner’s Marlborough, MA gallery, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, 12:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, 10:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.

The eclectic offerings include collections ranging from WWI and political posters to Wedgwood, Doulton and other British ceramics.… Read More

Skinner to Host an American Indian & Tribal Art Auction Online on January 6

Zia Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. early 20th century (Lot 180, Estimate $600-$800)

Marlborough, Mass. – December 30, 2014– Skinner, Inc. will hold an auction of American Indian & Tribal Art—Online  beginning January 6, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST and concluding on January 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Ideal for both seasoned and new collectors, the sale features a variety of items ranging from Plains Indian beadwork and Navajo jewelry and textiles to New Guinea artifacts and prehistoric stone material.

Tribal Art

Tribal art offerings include several fine utilitarian items from New Guinea, including Lime containers made of bamboo, gourd, and bone (Lots 28, 29).  … Read More

January 6 | First Tuesdays in Marlborough

Gloria Lieberman, Vice President of Fine Jewelry
Discover the value of your fine art and fine jewelry

Tuesday, January 6th 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752

Meet expert appraisers in fine art and fine jewelry.

Fine paintings expert Robin Starr and appraisers specializing in fine paintings, prints, works on paper and sculpture and fine jewelry expert Gloria Lieberman will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations.

First come, first served.… Read More

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