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Bountiful and Beautiful: Skinner’s January Fine Art Auctions Feature Fresh-to-Market Works

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Untitled (Standing Mobile, c. 1965) (Estimate: $150,000-250,000)

BOSTON, MASkinner, 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

An Evening of Russian Culture | January 25 | Boston

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Across the Chasm of Foreignness: Art from the Russian and Soviet Empires in the West

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25  |  RECEPTION 5PM  |  LECTURE 6PM

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Anna Winestein, a historian of Russian visual culture, will speak about the international reception of art and artists from the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union in the last 150 years. The lecture will be illustrated with select artworks from Skinner’s January 27 Fine Paintings and Sculpture auction, supplemented with images of artworks in American and European collections.… Read More

Works by George Nakashima, Pablo Picasso, and Hans Wegner Highlight Skinner’s 20th Century Design Auction, December 15

BOSTON, MA – Skinner’s 20th Century Design auction on December 15 at 12PM features an impressive array of decorative arts and furniture from early 20th century through contemporary design. The auction of over 390 lots presents design collectors and enthusiasts much to appreciate, with strong collections of Art Deco design, mid-century American Modern, Danish mid-century and early 20th-century pieces on the block.

Ceramics

A sampling of late nineteenth-early twentieth century ceramic art tiles from an extensive special collection opens the auction.… Read More

December First Tuesday | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, December 6 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner experts will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations during our monthly consignment event on the first Tuesday of each month.

Experts Available in December:

Robert Cheney, Director, Clocks Watches & Scientific Instruments ♦ Jay Dowling, Specialist, Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments ♦ Elizabeth Haff, Specialist, American & European Works of Art ♦ Robin S.R.Read More

Rare Kiowa Dress and Paiute Beaded Baskets Lead Skinner’s Auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art, December 1

Inupiaq Carved Wood Mask, c. 19th century (Lot 205, Estimate:   $2,500-3,500)

Kiowa Woman’s Beaded Hide Dress, c. 1870’s (Lot 159, Estimate: $60,000-80,000)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art at 10AM on December 1 in its Boston gallery, featuring a wide range of weavings, pottery, baskets, pre-Colombian art, and objects from the Northeast woodlands, as well as an impressive collection of American Plains Indian material. The auction includes a standout selection of Paiute beaded baskets from The George and Jackie Bernheimer Collection.… Read More

What to Collect: Contemporary Folk Art

Three Contemporary Folk Art Polychrome Carved Figures (Lot 3, Estimate $200-300)

James Eaton Polychrome Metal Weathervane Sculpture, America, 2002 (Lot 4, Estimate: $800-1,200)

The objects of everyday life, folk art, are the carved and decorated objects (weathervanes, whirligigs, and paintings) often made outside of urban areas by itinerant or self-taught artists and craftspeople. These naive and sometimes primitive objects are often colorful, highly individual and whimsical interpretations of utilitarian or decorative forms.… Read More

Fine Jewelry Preview | New York City

Art Nouveau Opal and Peridot Ring, Georges Fouquet (Estimate $10,000-15,000)

Art Nouveau Opal and Peridot Ring, Georges Fouquet (Estimate $10,000-15,000)

November 16 | 12-6PM

Join Skinner for a pre-auction preview in New York City on Wednesday, featuring lots from our November and December Fine Jewelry auctions.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Roosevelt Hotel Sutton Suite 45 E 45th Street New York, NY 10017

Contact us: jewelry@skinnerinc.com 617.874.4313… Read More

From Nashville to Beverly Hills: The Timeless Rock N’ Roll Style of Nudie Cohn

Little Jimmy Dickens Mauve Suit, designed for Jimmy Dickens/Manuel (Lot 378, Estimate: $1,000-1,500)

Skinner’s November 5th Vintage Guitar and Memorabilia auction features a large collection from the Estate of Country Music Hall of Fame and long-time Grand Ole Opry member, Little Jimmy Dickens. Highlights include many of Dickens’s custom stage-worn Nudie Suits, hats, and boots, made by famous tailor Nudie Cohn.

Whether an icon of the stage and screen or a country singer on tour for the first time, Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors in North Hollywood, California, was a destination for the hip and aspiring alike.… Read More

November First Tuesdays | Marlborough

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Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, November 1 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner experts will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations during our monthly consignment event on the first Tuesday of each month.

Experts Available in November:

Karen Keane, CEO ♦ Elizabeth Haff, Specialist, American & European Works of Art ♦ Robin S.R. Starr, Vice President, Director of American & European Works of Art ♦ LaGina Austin, Director of Appraisal & Auction Services, Senior Appraiser

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA

First come, first served.… Read More

Skinner to Offer First Online-only Auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets,
October 13 – 21

Pillar Carpet, Western China, early 19th century (Lot 92, Estimate: $1,500-2,000)

Pillar Carpet, Western China, early 19th century (Lot 92, Estimate: $1,500-2,000)

BOSTON, MA – This fall Skinner is excited to offer its first online-only auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets. Opening on October 13 and running through October 21, the auction will feature over 400 lots of antique rugs, carpets, and textiles from the Caucasus region, Persia, Anatolia, India, Central Asia, and China.

A private collection of antique rugs leads the auction.… Read More

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