Tag Archives: art prints

The Prints of Pop

Pop Art takes its name from the integration of commercialized popular culture into art—it is closely associated with the New York art scene starting in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Pop Art was, in part, a response to the dominant movement preceding it: Abstract Expressionism. The AbEx artists such as Pollock, de Kooning, Frankenthaler, and Rothko rejected traditional representational art as elitist. In their view, most traditional art required viewers to have a sophisticated knowledge of history, religious iconography, literature, and classical mythology.… Read More

Greenwich Talk & Fine Art Consignment Day | March 2019

Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, in Partnership with The Greenwich Arts Council Present:

PRINTS AT AUCTION: A Presentation by Robin S.R. Starr

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 | 7PM

Robin S.R. Starr, Director of American & European Works of Art, will present on why one collects prints, a discussion about the rudiments of print media and issues that affect value, plus expert advice on the art of buying fine art prints and multiples.… Read More

A Friendly Debate: Challenges of Provenance and Authenticity

Renowned for his large-scale sculptures, Henry Moore (British, 1898-1986) was also a prolific draughtsman, producing nearly 7,500 drawings over the course of his career. He made these drawings for a variety of purposes: as works of art in their own rights, as preparatory sketches for sculptures or prints, as nature studies, or as studies of the works of other artists. Moore made the drawing Reclining Figures, 1948-50, with the intention of using it as a study for a future print.… Read More

Currier and Ives: America Envisioned

Before cable news and Instagram, Americans saw the top stories of the day, in politics and popular culture, through the colorful images of Currier and Ives. The lithographs of Currier and Ives are iconic representations of American life from 1850 to 1900. They are arguably the most popular, widely reproduced prints in history, continuing to appear on items from calendars and holiday greeting cards to dinnerware.

Nathaniel Currier, an enterprising young printer in New York City, produced a lithograph of a raging fire in the New York Merchant’s Exchange in 1835.… Read More

Varieties in the Printmaking of Joan Miró

Joan Miró is best known as a painter of Surrealistic figures that dance across flat surfaces like alien cartoon creatures searching for a party. Wise collectors know that he was also a skilled and prolific printmaker, working in lithography and intaglio techniques for much of his career. He began experimenting with printmaking in the 1920s, but it wasn’t until later in life that he pursued it vigorously.

Like many artists, Miró had particular themes and subjects which reoccurred throughout his career.… Read More

Atget and Abbott: Documenting Changing Urban Landscapes

Skinner’s September 21 Fine Photographs auction opens with two special groups (both vintage and later prints) of images by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott. Atget (1857-1927) is remembered for documenting historical aspects of the city of Paris as it was being transformed by modernization. His work inspired Abbott (1898-1991) to focus on the changing buildings and neighborhoods of the city in her project Changing New York. Atget and Abbott met in 1926, and developed a special bond.… Read More

Rediscovered Gérôme Leads Skinner September 21 Fine Art Auction

BOSTON, MA – August 23, 2018 – On Friday, September 21, Skinner presents an outstanding two-session auction of Prints, Multiples & Photographs and Paintings & Sculpture with over 350 lots spanning Old Masters through contemporary offerings. Robin S. R. Starr, Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art, notes, “We’re excited about the depth and breadth of the works in the September auction, from a rediscovered Gérôme masterpiece to a considerable number of fresh to the market works from private collections, including of the composer, lyricist, author, playwright, recording artist, and performer, Dory Previn.” 

Paintings & Sculpture

The marquee lot of the sale is by Jean-Léon G érôme.… Read More

June Fine Art & Fine Jewelry Consignment Days

Fine Art & Fine Jewelry Consignment Events

 

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.… Read More

From Obscure to Iconic: The Flowers of Andy Warhol

This article is featured in the Journal of the Print World, January 2016 issue.

“Andy Warhol is best known for his iconic subject matter: Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, and Elvis Presley. His paintings marry these motifs with screenprinting to express the commercial nature of his work; its manufacture over its customized production. His printed work encapsulates this same idea, and further heightens a sense of mass-production.… Read More

How to Properly Display Prints, Photography, and Works on Paper

Works on paper are fickle, not unlike some people. We all (both people and works on paper) thrive in similar environments. The proper conditions not only keep us comfortable; they also keep us healthy. The same is true for works on paper. The wrong environment can lead to faded or damaged artwork. These tips will help you take care of your works on paper so you can enjoy them for a long time.

1. Stick it where the sun don’t shine

As much as you may enjoy sunbathing, you know it will to lead to wrinkles and worse.… Read More

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