Skinner + AFH

Art. Action. Auction.

In Celebration of 30 Years of Artists For Humanity

Marlborough & Boston, MA – July 22 to August 3rd – Skinner, Auctioneers & Appraisers, has joined with Boston-based Artists For Humanity to raise money and awareness to support underrepresented, young, working artists. In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, this employee-fueled mission supports more diversity in the arts and arts businesses to build a stronger network for black, indigenous, and people of color in the arts industry. Skinner has committed to match up to $25K in auction sales for AFH, celebrating their 30 years of challenging convention and making a bold and equitable impact in the artistic world, and plan to continue the organizations’ relationship through future auctions, internships, event series, and sponsorships.

Auction Highlights

Robert Tomolillo (American, b. 1952),
Boston Massacre Reboot with Crispus Attucks, 2020
(Lot 1004)

The diverse donations on offer will include artwork, objects, and services given or made by Skinner employees, friends of Skinner, generous members and supporters of AFH, and AFH alumni. Many of the Skinner-donated items signify the contributor’s path in the arts and auction worlds. Highlights include fine woodworking, paintings, prints, and photography, studio pottery, and Modernist and Victorian jewelry. Other items include a Wedgwood abolitionist medallion, a quilt by artist Clara Wainwright, and a Bob Tomolillo engraving of the original Boston Massacre print reimagined to include Crispus Attucks, made exclusively with Artists For Humanity (above).

Lots 1010, 1003, 1007, 1027, 1009

If you are interested in donating, we would love your support!



We will be announcing upcoming previews & events related to the auction in June & July.

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About Artists For Humanity

Founded in 1991, AFH’s mission is to provide under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. AFH is built on the philosophy that engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and that creative entrepreneurship is a productive and lifechanging opportunity for young people. Bridging economic, racial, and social divisions, AFH enriches urban communities by introducing young people’s creativity to diverse industries.

About Skinner

Skinner attracts top consignments and commands record-breaking prices in the international auction marketplace. With renowned expertise and extraordinary service, Skinner is the place for buyers, sellers and the passionately curious. Skinner appraisers are familiar faces on PBS’s 18-time Emmy Award-nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. Visit us in Boston, Marlborough, Maine, New York, or Florida, or online at

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