Alexander Calder was a prolific artist whose career spanned half a century. He is most renowned for his large colorful sculptures made of abstract forms painted in primary colors. Some of these are mobiles, like the huge one hanging in the central court of the National Gallery’s East Building in Washington, DC, and others are “stabiles” (stationary constructions) like Sandy’s Butterfly which you can see in the sculpture garden at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.… Read More
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BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents an outstanding two-session auction on Friday, January 27 in its Boston gallery. Fine Prints & Photographs starts at 12PM, followed by Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4PM. Previews will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 12 to 5PM; Thursday, January 26, 12 to 8PM; and Friday, January 27, 9 to 10AM.
Robin S. R. Starr, Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art, notes that in addition to a broad selection of pre-20th-century material, the auction offers an especially robust quantity of modern and contemporary work in all categories.… Read More
MARLBOROUGH, MA – June 10, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. presents its first 20th Century Design auction of 2016, at noon on June 23 in Marlborough, MA. In addition to a carefully curated selection of vintage Motor Vehicles, the auction will feature over 500 lots of fine and decorative art, including seating, sculpture, lighting, art glass, pottery, wall art, metalwork and jewelry, with highlights from some of the best designers of the 20th century.… Read More
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
BOSTON, MA – January 5, 2016 – On Friday, January 22, 2016, Skinner, Inc. will host an exceptional two-part auction, kicking off at 12PM with Fine Prints & Photographs and continuing at 4PM with Fine Paintings & Sculpture. The auctions showcase a strong selection of works of art ranging from Old Master prints through Modern and Contemporary offerings.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – August 26, 2015 – On September 11th, Skinner, Inc. will host two outstanding auctions of American & European Works of Art, beginning at 12PM with a superb range of Fine Prints & Photographs, and followed by an excellent selection of Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4 PM. An accompanying online-only auction of Fine Art, covering sculpture, prints, paintings, and photographs, will take place from September 2nd through 15th.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – January 7, 2015 –Skinner, 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
Boston, Mass. – September 6, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will auction prints, photographs, paintings, and sculpture on Friday, September 20th at its Boston gallery for its highly anticipated fall American & European Works of Art sale. An important Fitz Henry Lane painting estimated at $1.2 to $1.8 million and a rare Conrad Wise Chapman work depicting the Confederate army highlight the auction, which also includes over 150 lots of dance-related art from the collection of Robert Bunting.… Read More
This brooch by Alexander Calder is one of my favorite items in the September 10, 2013 Fine Jewelry auction at Skinner. Calder was known for his sense of design, and in this case the piece is handmade from brass with the slightest touch of silver. Calder rarely soldered his jewelry, instead joining pieces of metal with loops or sections of wire. The stem of this pin coils in a quirky, exaggerated fashion that is both playful and artful – it’s a beautiful piece that has never been on the market.… Read More
BOSTON, Mass. – September 5, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Fine Jewelry in its Boston gallery on Tuesday, September 10th. The sale will feature over 600 lots of antique and period jewelry, as well as contemporary jewelry by famous makers including Tiffany, Cartier, Buccellati, and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Skinner is pleased to offer a pin by American sculptor Alexander Calder (lot 672, estimated at $20,000 to $30,000) accompanied by an original letter from the artist to Henry Sayles Francis, the original owner of the piece.… Read More