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The Catalogue Raisonné: A Brief History

What Is It?

Simply put, a catalogue raisonné is a compendium of all known works created by an artist. They are the go-to source for a comprehensive understanding of an artist’s oeuvre. The primary focus is to establish a published record of each work: title, approximate year of creation, medium, signature and inscriptions, labels, provenance (or history of ownership), and other information. Perhaps most importantly, a catalogue raisonné assigns a permanent reference number to each known work.… Read More

The Color of Wolf Kahn

The art of Wolf Kahn is challenging to categorize. Working primarily in oils and pastels, his loose, gestural brushstrokes take their cue from Abstract Expressionism. He regularly uses horizontal bands of color, as seen in his 1992 pastel, Pond in a Red Landscape. These planes are reminiscent of the works of Mark Rothko with one small exception. Kahn includes subtle verticals with myriad tree trunks: Kahn’s subject matter is very much representational.… Read More

Government Center T Murals to Be Auctioned Online

Mary Beams’ Green Line Murals Up for Sale in October

BOSTON, MA – October 16, 2015   Skinner, Inc. is pleased to offer a collection of unique Boston-centric murals depicting scenes from inside the Green Line subway station.  This online-only auction, Government Center T Murals online, opens on Tuesday, October 20th and runs through Thursday, October 29th. The murals will be on display for public viewing in the Department of Transportation Building at 10 Park Plaza for the duration of the online auction, from 9AM-5PM.… Read More

ZaoWou-Ki in the Journal of the Print World

As a regular contributor to theJournal of the Print World I have had the opportunity to explore a broad range of topics of my choosing. These are often based on the works that we’ve offered here at Skinner:  some of the ones that I’ve found especially interesting. January’s  Journal of the Print World issue features several articles related to printmaking in China. On that theme, I’ve examined the career of ZaoWou-Ki, a Chinese artist who spent most of his career in France. … Read More

Sublime Harmony and the Four Seasons of the Apocalypse

Guest blog post by Dan Elias, director of the New Art Center in Newton, MA. Dan Elias formerly published prints and multiple objects under the imprint Daniel Elias Editions. 

I first met Annette Lemieux in the 1980s, when she was a rising art star in New York and I was director of the Barbara Krakow Gallery in Boston. We became good friends, and worked on a number of projects together. In 1993 she asked if my company, Daniel Elias Editions, would publish her entry in the invitational Music Box Project, organized by Claudia Gould in collaboration with Reuge Music of Sainte-Croix, Switzerland, a maker of musical works for music boxes.… Read More