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June Fine Art Consignment Days

Fine Art Consignment Events

 

Sam Gilliam (American, b. 1933) Yellow Fan-White Float (Sold for: $267,000)

Friday, June 1 | Portland, ME

American & European Works of Art – By Appointment Only

Fine Art experts from Skinner will be on hand to accept consignments of American & European Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Prints & Photographs for upcoming 2018 auctions. From single works to entire collections, find out the auction market value for your art. Call us at 508.970.3206 for more information.

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Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Untitled (Standing Mobile, c. 1965), (Sold for: $471,000)

Friday, June 8 | Providence, RI

American & European Works of Art – By Appointment Only

Fine Art experts from Skinner will be on hand to accept consignments of American & European Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Prints & Photographs for upcoming 2018 auctions. From single works to entire collections, find out the auction market value for your art. Call us at 508.970.3206 for more information.

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Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830-1902) Butterfly (Sold for: $25,830)

Wednesday, June 13 | New Haven, CT

American & European Works of Art – By Appointment Only

Fine Art experts from Skinner will be on hand to accept consignments of American & European Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Prints & Photographs for upcoming 2018 auctions. From single works to entire collections, find out the auction market value for your art. Call us at 508.970.3206 for more information.

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Space Pioneers | June 6 | Marlborough

A Lecture by Rudolf Spoor

Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin on the Surface of the Moon, the Visor Photograph, July 11, 1969 (Lot 2087, Estimate: $600-800)

Wednesday, June 6, 5PM

Come and hear Rudolf Spoor’s story of passionate collecting, which began with a disastrous backyard model rocket detonation and lead to a lifelong career in the Dutch media. Spoor was a fortunate front-line witness to the American space race at its start in the 1960’s. He was there to see the fulfillment of John F.… Read More

Classical Salon | May 18 | Boston

Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh

Classical Salon Featuring The Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Group

Friday May 18, Boston Gallery

Please join us for a Musical Reception at the Skinner Boston gallery on Friday, May 18 featuring the Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Group. This reception is held in conjunction with a preview of the May 18 auction of  Fine Musical Instruments online.

Yaeko grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and began violin lessons at the age of 3.… Read More

5 Tips for Choosing a Diamond

Diamonds, specifically diamond rings, are among the most popular pieces that we sell in the Fine Jewelry department. Purchased for significant occasions; buyers want the “perfect” stone. The internet is full of information, which can sometimes be overwhelming. Here are the five crucial things to keep in mind when purchasing a diamond.

Art Deco Diamond and Emerald Ring, Grogan, sold for $19,680

 

1. Color

 

The diamond color grading scale progresses from D-Z.Read More

Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments | NJ & NY Consignment Days

Gentleman’s Stainless Steel Breitling Navitimer 806 Wristwatch, c. 1960 (Sold for: $5,228)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday & Tuesday, May 14-15  |  Bergen County & New York City 

The Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Department is now inviting consignments for future auctions. Jay Dowling, Skinner’s Clocks, Watches and Scientific Instruments specialist, will be available to offer free verbal appraisals and evaluations on Monday, May 14 10AM-3PM at the Bergen County Historical Society and Tuesday, May 15 10AM-4PM at the New York office.… Read More

Colored Stones and Important Jewelry featured at Skinner Auction

BOSTON, MA – April 27, 2018 – Skinner is pleased to announce May 15th as the date for our first Important Jewelry auction of the year. Collectors and buyers who wait in anticipation of this event will be pleased with the breadth and content of this auction, featuring over 400 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry.

Rare Colombian Emeralds

Platinum, Emerald, and Diamond Necklace, c. 1905 (Lot 128, Estimate: $100,000-125,000)

Our Important Jewelry auction features several exceptional Colombian emeralds.… Read More

Archive of Photographer Walker Evans’s Largely Unseen Personal Collection at Auction

BOSTON, MA — In 1935, the Farm Security Administration commissioned a team of photographers to document the devastating effects of the Great Depression. Among these was Walker Evans, who is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures in the history of American documentary photography for his poetic – and now iconic – view of America.

Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Robert Frank’s Stove, Nova Scotia, 1971 (Lot 154, Estimate: $2,500-3,500)

Evans’s career stretched from the late 1920s to the early 1970s, creating an all-encompassing body of work.… Read More

The Endurance of Walker Evans | May 9 | Boston

The Endurance of Walker Evans

A lecture by Belina Rathbone

Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Table Setting and Chairs, Muriel Draper’s Apartment, New York, 1934 (Lot 25, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)

Wednesday, May 9, 5PM

Rathbone will discuss the enduring power and influence of Walker Evans’s photography, and the consistency of his vision throughout his career, as demonstrated by the works in the Harry Lunn Gallery collection.… Read More

Beyond borders: Skinner’s May 5 American Indian & Ethnographic Art Auction

Presents art and artifacts from Africa to the Great Plains, the tundra to the tropics

 

Songye Power Figure, Mankishi, (Lot 78, Estimate $60,000-80,000)

The allure of non-Western art and artifacts for early modernist artists such as Picasso and Matisse is well known. Ethnic creations continue to have the same appeal for collectors around the world.

This auction features significant African art, painstakingly acquired over many years by connoisseurs with deep scholarly insight.… Read More

American Indian & Ethnographic Art Gallery Walk | May 4

Painted Wood Board, Kwoi, Purari Delta, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century (Lot 32, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

Friday, May 4, 2018

Join us for an informal tour of auction highlights

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Reception: 5:30PM Gallery Walk: 6PM

Join specialist Michael R. Evans from our American Indian & Ethnographic department for an informal tour of highlights for the May 5th auction of 380 lots of impressive examples of American Indian & Ethnographic craftsmanship.… Read More

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