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Let Skinner Lot Alert Help you Save Time Searching for Fine Art, Antiques and Collectibles at Auction

.830 Silver, Lapis, and Labradorite Brooch, Georg Jensen, Sold for: $6,150.

Keeping up with what is being offered at auction can be time-consuming and challenging. Skinner Lot Alert is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to set up a list of search terms, also known as keywords. Whenever lots containing your search terms are added to the website as new content, an automatically generated email is sent directly to your inbox advising you of the sale.… Read More

Who Can Come to an Auction?

I get asked this question more than any other.  The short answer:  Everyone.

A single word isn’t much of a blog post, so let me give you the longer version. Skinner auctions are public auctions.  Absolutely anybody who loves art or antiques is welcome to attend. The previews are a time for potential bidders to come into the gallery and view lots first-hand; to examine the condition of a Wayne Thiebaud woodcut, or the construction of a card table or to feel the heft of a piece of Wedgwood.… Read More

Young Collectors Night | September 21

About the Event

Join us for an exciting evening of art and hors d’oeuvres welcoming young and beginning collectors, hosted by Skinner’s American & European Works of Art department. Learn about the basics of collecting and buying at auction, featuring a panel discussion moderated by Robin S.R. Starr with fine photographs specialist, Michelle Lamunière; curator and art consultant,  Elizabeth Devlin; and gallerist, Joseph Carroll, while previewing Modern & Contemporary works, including paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs, featured in our September 23 Fine Art auctions.… Read More