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
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BOSTON, MA – April 29, 2016 – On Friday, May 13 Skinner, Inc. will host an exceptional two-part auction, kicking off at 12PM with Fine Prints & Photographs and continuing at 4PM with Fine Paintings & Sculpture. The auctions showcase a strong selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, and works on paper ranging from Old Master prints through Modern and Contemporary offerings.
BOSTON, MA – January 5, 2016 – On Friday, January 22, 2016, Skinner, Inc. will host an exceptional two-part auction, kicking off at 12PM with Fine Prints & Photographs and continuing at 4PM with Fine Paintings & Sculpture. The auctions showcase a strong selection of works of art ranging from Old Master prints through Modern and Contemporary offerings.
Highlights of Skinner’s May 29th Fine Paintings and Sculpture auction included three works by modern artists that each exemplify important aspects of mid-20th century art. The artist’s international origins—Canada, Russia, and Venezuela—are fittingly emblematic of the global nature of today’s art market.
Agnes Martin, Canadian-born but formed as an artist mainly in New Mexico, was a part of the Abstract Expressionist movement, although her works were more contemplative than many of her colleagues.… Read More
Highlights of Skinner’s May 29th auction of fine prints and photographs included a number of pop art prints that speak to the trends in collecting in this increasingly popular area. Three examples highlight the diversity of artists and images that are included in the category of pop art.
Pop art takes its name from the integration of popular culture and art, and is most closely associated with the New York art scene starting in the late 1950s.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – August 26, 2015 – On September 11th, Skinner, Inc. will host two outstanding auctions of American & European Works of Art, beginning at 12PM with a superb range of Fine Prints & Photographs, and followed by an excellent selection of Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4 PM. An accompanying online-only auction of Fine Art, covering sculpture, prints, paintings, and photographs, will take place from September 2nd through 15th.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – May 13, 2015 – On May 29th, Skinner, Inc. will host an outstanding auction of American & European Works of Art, beginning with a superb range of prints and photographs at 12 P.M., followed by a strong grouping of fine paintings, sculpture, and drawings at 4 P.M. An accompanying online auction of Fine Art, covering sculpture, prints, paintings, and photographs, will take place from May 26 through June 1.
“This auction features a robust assortment of American works, with several fresh to market items that are sure to excite buyers,” said Robin Starr, Director of American & European Works of Art at Skinner.… Read More
Skinner’s January 23 Fine Photographs auction in Boston features eight lots by the important 20th century American photographer Aaron Siskind. Skinner has regularly sold work by this popular artist—in fact our highest selling photography lot was a suite of ten prints from Siskind’s Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation series that hammered at $35,000 in 2013! The selection in our upcoming fine art photographs auction is particularly exciting because it includes examples ranging from Siskind’s early documentary work to his final abstractions, and provides a window onto his artistic practice and motivation.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – September 2, 2014 – On Friday, September 19, 2014, Skinner, Inc. will host an exceptional two-part auction, kicking off at 12PM with American & European Prints & Photography, and continuing at 4PM with American & European Works of Art featuring Paintings & Sculpture. The auctions feature a strong selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, and works on paper ranging from the Old Master prints through modern and contemporary offerings.… Read More
Join us for an insider’s tour of auction highlights to benefit Fuller Craft Museum
Reception: 6PM Gallery Walk: 6:30PM
All are welcome to attend a free event at the Skinner Boston Gallery. Join us for a Gallery Walk with Jonathan Fairbanks, Director, Fuller Craft Museum and 20th Century Design Director Jane Prentiss. They will discuss contemporary artists’ works offered in the June 28th auction to benefit Fuller Craft Museum.… Read More