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Bidsquare Auctions Art Experiences to Aid Doctors Without Borders

Chicago, IL: Bidsquare, the online bidding platform for over 35 leading auction houses, announces Bidsquare Cares: a holiday benefit auction of art experiences to aid the Ebola workers of Doctors Without Borders. Bidding opens at bidsquare.com on Black Friday, November 28th at 12:00PM EST, and closes on Monday, December 8th at 12:00PM EST.

Up for grabs are 35 one-of-a-kind art and city experiences from the leading auction houses that created Bidsquare: Brunk Auctions, Cowan’s Auctions, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Pook & Pook, Inc., Rago and Skinner, Inc.… Read More

Skinner Announces Strong Results for September Fine Jewelry Auction

BOSTON, MA – September 17, 2014Skinner, Inc. achieved strong results for its Fine Jewelry auction on September 9th, grossing a total of $2.48 million. Highlights included rare Arts & Crafts pieces and signed jewelry by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co.

Victoria Bratberg, Director of Fine Jewelry at Skinner observed, “We were pleased to see such a high level of excitement and competitive bidding. The results prove once again that really outstanding pieces of jewelry are always in demand.”

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Benefit Auction for Campaign for Catholic Schools

A private New England collection on the block to benefit Campaign for Catholic Schools brought in over $400,000 for the organization.… Read More

Contemporary Works on Offer to Support Boston’s Photographic Resource Center

My relationship with the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) dates back to my days as a graduate student at Boston University. I had the good fortune to be awarded a research fellowship to administer the 2001 Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards, which honor the co-inventor of Kodachrome film. The international awards recognize excellence in the field of contemporary color photography, and that year the focus was on Africa.… Read More

Support Fuller Craft Museum at the 20th Century Design Auction on June 28

BOSTON, MA – May 27, 2014  Skinner, Inc. announces a 20th Century Design auction on June 28 in Boston. Artists, craftspeople, and collectors donated fifty lots to the auction to support Fuller Craft Museum. “This is an excellent opportunity to support the arts and to find handcrafted, beautifully designed objects by contemporary artists,” said Jane Prentiss, department director. The sale also features pottery, glass, lighting, metalwork, and fine art, with a special focus on furniture, from the Art Nouveau period through contemporary design.… Read More

Blooms for Books

Several months ago, Skinner art appraiser Kathy Wong agreed to arrange all of the flowers for a friend’s wedding. I know you’re wondering what this has to do with antiques and auctions, but just stay with me for a minute. The friend happens to be a Skinner colleague, so this past fall we have all enjoyed watching the process as Kathy brought in ideas to show to the bride-to-be: designs for table arrangements, bouquets, boutonnières, and more.

Pinkburst Custom Guitars Bring Top Guitar Makers Together

It was 10 degrees in Manhattan when I entered the Upper West Side apartment building where Jay Jay French, legendary Twisted Sister guitarist, lives. When I rang at his door, he opened it with a wide grin and invited me into what could only be the home of a well-played musician. Walls decorated with gold records, rare original vintage Beatles and Rolling Stones photos, memorabilia of Old New York celebrities and entertainers, a state-of-the art sound system, and stacks of guitars, including thirteen bright pink axes that belong to the Pinkburst Project.… Read More