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Reflections on Photorealism

Joyce Stillman-Myers (American, b. 1943) Cut Rocks (Lot 458, Estimate $2,500-$3,500)

Photorealism arose in the 1960’s in part as a counterpoint to the Abstract Expressionist movement. The rejection of all representation by Abstract Expressionist artists of the 1940’s was meant to allow the viewer to focus purely on emotion and expression without the need for a deep cultural knowledge. It was intended to remove elitism from art.… Read More

Alexander Calder’s Path to Abstraction

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Self Portrait, c. 1924 (Lot 350, Estimate $60,000-$80,000)

Alexander Calder was an artistic “jack of all trades,” working in metal, from jewelry to large-scale public sculptures, in paint, as a theatrical set designer, and as a lithographer. What makes Calder – in any medium – so compelling is his wit and energy. Skinner’s Fine Paintings & Sculpture auction on January 22, 2016 features four lots of Calder’s work.Read More