Tag Archives: Contemporary Art

Art in Your Home

Phillip Thomas, Bonhams Skinner’s Designer in Residence, and Founder of Phillip Thomas Inc., speaks on art in your home with pieces from our June Modern & Contemporary Art auction.

“There is nothing that brings a space ALIVE like a fabulous piece of art whether that be a painting, sculpture, or even a collection. You can have the most beautiful architecture or furniture but until you layer in meaningful pieces, items that are special to you, it is not complete.… Read More

Early Processes
Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of a Sailor Holding a Daguerreotype of His Wife.Sold for $2,726

Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes were some of the earliest photographic processes to gain widespread popularity. Beginning in the mid-19th century, each successive technique improved upon the others in terms of availability, affordability, and processing speed. Photography as we know it today is a reproductive medium, however each of these processes produced single, unique objects.  

Experimenting in close collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce, the first to create a permanent photographic image, Louis Daguerre worked to perfect a commercially viable photographic process.… Read More

On View: Modern & Contemporary Art at Auction

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 | 5-7PM | SKINNER BOSTON GALLERY

Please join Skinner Modern & Contemporary Art specialist Kate Leland to preview highlights from the November 12, 2021 auction.

Modern & Contemporary artworks on view will include a stunning pastel by Claudio Bravo, a remarkable collage by James Rosenquist, and an iconic landscape by Wolf Kahn. Kate will share the stories and histories of some of her favorite works and will answer participant questions.… Read More

The Greatest Show on Earth: The Art of Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder was an artistic jack of all trades. He worked in metal from jewelry to large-scale public sculpture; he painted in oils, watercolor, and gouache; was a theatrical set designer; and he was also a successful lithographer. What makes Calder so compelling in every medium is his wit and energy. His bright palettes and simple shapes visually bounce off of one another like an exuberant dance, and his child-like circus subjects capture all of the wonder and joy of the big top.… Read More

Skinner + AFH

Art. Action. Auction.

In Celebration of 30 Years of Artists For Humanity

Marlborough & Boston, MA – July 22 to August 3rd – Skinner, Auctioneers & Appraisers, has joined with Boston-based Artists For Humanity to raise money and awareness to support underrepresented, young, working artists. In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, this employee-fueled mission supports more diversity in the arts and arts businesses to build a stronger network for black, indigenous, and people of color in the arts industry.… Read More

A Video Introduction | Fine Paintings & Sculpture at Auction
Robin Starr introduces a selection of highlights from the upcoming May 31 Fine Paintings & Sculpture auction

This auction covers a broad range of Western styles, media, and regions from the 16th century to the present day including paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. Star lots include a dramatic escape from wolves by Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski; a skiing scene set in the Austrian Alps by Alfons Walde; and a stunning Hans Hofmann composition from 1950.… Read More

Virtual First Tuesday | May 5
Join us for First Tuesday online!

Tuesday, May 5 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Find out the value of your objects from your home!

While we cannot invite you to join us in our Marlborough Galleries on May 5, we are here to help. All of our Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand from 1:30PM 4PM to evaluate items via email. Contact us with your auction evaluation requests at evaluations@skinnerinc.com and we will answer them in as “real time” as we can.Read More

First Tuesday | December 3 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, December 3 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Stuart Slavid & Judith Dowling will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.

Robin S.R. Starr – Director of American & European Works of Art, will be on-hand to evaluate paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography for upcoming auctions. She is looking forward to seeing examples by listed, sought-after artists, as well as iconic works of fine art photography from the 19th through 21st centuries, with market interest over $1000.… Read More

First Tuesday | November 5 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, November 5 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Jonathan Dowling & Kerry Shrives will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.

Robin S.R. Starr – Director of American & European Works of Art, will be on-hand to evaluate paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography for upcoming auctions. She is looking forward to seeing examples by listed, sought-after artists, as well as iconic works of fine art photography from the 19th through 21st centuries, with market interest over $1000.… Read More

First Tuesday | June 4 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, June 4 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Karen Keane, Jonathan Dowling & Kaitlin Shinnick will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.

Experts Available in June:

Robin S.R. Starr – Director of American & European Works of Art, will be on-hand to evaluate paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography for upcoming auctions. She is looking forward to seeing examples by listed, sought-after artists, as well as iconic works of fine art photography from the 19th through 21st centuries, with market interest over $1000.… Read More

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