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Discover Studio Art at Auction, August 21st through 29th

MARLBOROUGH, MA – August 20, 2014 – Skinner is hosting an Online Studio Paintings auction from Thursday, August 21st through Friday, August 29th. Bidders are invited to view all lots in the auction online, or in person at the Skinner Marlborough Gallery on August 26th and 27th.

Richard K. Loud (American, b. 1942)  Racing Yacht, c. 1960s.  (Lot 1014, Estimate $3,000-$5,000)

Richard K. Loud (American, b. 1942) Racing Yacht, c. 1960s. (Lot 1014, Estimate $3,000-$5,000)

The online auction features artwork in a variety of media from Old Masters to modern artists. Over 500 landscapes, marine art, portraits, prints, woodcuts, and summer scenes will be offered, along with a collection of Frank Weston Benson prints of birds and sculpture. Marie Keep, Vice president of Skinner, Inc., notes, “There is no better way to discover just what you’re looking for than auction. The great diversity of offerings, multiple methods of previewing, and ease of auction participation all provide the basis for an immensely gratifying experience.”

Approachable and fun, Discovery auctions offer something for every buyer and seller. Collectors, dealers, and art or antique enthusiasts will find antique and vintage furniture, fine, and decorative art and accessories that add richness and depth to any home or workspace. And, the online auction format makes it possible for bidders to participate whenever and wherever they are.

Discovery Auctions were named the Best of Boston for antiques west of the city, awarded by Boston magazine in 2011.

Previews, Catalog, and Bidding

 Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951) Redheads No. 2,   1923 (Lot 1011, Estimate $700-$900)

Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951) Redheads No. 2, 1923 (Lot 1011, Estimate $700-$900)

All lots offered at Skinner are available to view online or in person, and specialists are available to answer questions, setting our auction house apart from internet-based auction companies. Previews for the Discovery – Online auction will be held on Tuesday, August 26th from noon to 7 p.m. and on Wednesday, August 27th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. View driving directions.

View the catalog on the Skinner website at www.skinnerinc.com/auctions. Log in or create an account to start bidding when the auction opens on Thursday, August 21st at 10AM. Lots begin closing on Friday, August 29th at 10AM. Each lot in the online catalog displays the current bid, asking bid, and time remaining in the auction, in addition to detailed images and condition information. Place a bid for the next bidding increment or place a maximum proxy bid. The system will automatically bid competitively up to that price. Experts are available throughout the auction to answer questions and provide additional information about the lots offered.

Looking for Something Specific?

Get email alerts when works by your favorite artists become available. Creating a Lot Alert for “Picasso,” “Gloucester,” or “watercolor” will generate an automatic email when lots matching your interests gets published to our website. Your email will include a link to view the artwork, get condition reports, or bid online. Sign up for Lot Alert at www.skinnerinc.com.

About Skinner

Skinner auctions draw international interest from buyers and consignors alike, with material regularly achieving record prices. The company’s auction and appraisal services focus on fine art, jewelry, furniture, and decorative arts from around the globe, as well as wine, fine musical instruments, rare books, clocks, Judaica, and more. Monthly Skinner Discovery auctions feature a breadth of estate material. Widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the business, Skinner appraisers have appeared on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, since the show’s inception. Skinner has galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, as well as in Coral Gables, Florida, with an international audience of bidders participating in person, by phone, and online through the SkinnerLive! online bidding platform. For more information and to read our blog, visit the website at www.skinnerinc.com, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/skinnerauctions, or follow us on Twitter @Skinnerinc.

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