Tag Archives: fine art

Skinner’s American Art Sale Features Visions From Sea to Shining Sea

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner Auctioneers is pleased to announce an upcoming live auction of American Art on May 25, starting at 10 a.m. EDT, at Skinner’s Marlborough gallery, to be accompanied by an online sale of Prints & Photographs, available for bidding from May 16 to 26, 2022. Ranging across centuries from the early Hudson River School to early American Modernism, the sale features masterworks by some of this country’s greatest painters and sculptors, with something for everyone in its striking eclecticism.… Read More

Recent Auction Finds in Maine

Stanford University professors Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, winners of the Nobel Prize in economics (2020), were recognized “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.” “Auctions are everywhere and affect our everyday lives,” the prize committee said in a statement. Milgrom and Wilson’s work “benefit[s] sellers, buyers and taxpayers around the world.”

Auctions have been around for almost 2,500 years, and if you haven’t participated in one, now may be the time.… Read More

Fine Art Consignment Day | New York

Meet with Skinner Fine Art Specialists in NY!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 | SKINNER NEW YORK

Have you been wondering when the best time would be to sell fine art? It’s now. Following our highly successful spring auctions, we are currently accepting consignments for upcoming 2021 sales.

Skinner fine art specialists will be available by appointment to offer verbal evaluations and accept consignments in the White Plains, NY office.

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Skinner’s fine art specialists carefully evaluate the condition and research the provenance of every work of fine art that comes through Skinner, from paintings, sculpture, drawings, printmaking, and photography spanning the 17th century through contemporary works.… Read More

In Full Bloom – A Salute to Gardens

As Sir William Gilbert wrote in “The Mikado”, the flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la, bring promise of merry sunshine. The sunshine may be fleeting, but those welcome blossoms are the enduring theme of songs and poems and, of course, paintings.

For hundreds of years, floral still life paintings have flourished everywhere, from palaces to cottages. There are treasured examples ranging from kindergartener’s refrigerator art to multimillion dollar masterworks.… Read More

January Fine Art Auctions Exceed $2 Million

Fine Paintings & Sculpture

Skinner held its first 2021 auction of Paintings, Sculpture & Works on Paper on Friday, January 22nd. Spirited bidding from telephones, online participants, and absentee bidders led to a gross of $1,393,656 and an impressive 90% sell-through rate on 213 lots. “In this white-hot market,” says Robin S.R. Starr, Vice President and department director, “buyers are hungry for works of art, regardless of their period or media.”

Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991) Sandías.

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The Catalogue Raisonné: A Brief History

What Is It?

Simply put, a catalogue raisonné is a compendium of all known works created by an artist. They are the go-to source for a comprehensive understanding of an artist’s oeuvre. The primary focus is to establish a published record of each work: title, approximate year of creation, medium, signature and inscriptions, labels, provenance (or history of ownership), and other information. Perhaps most importantly, a catalogue raisonné assigns a permanent reference number to each known work.… Read More

A Fortune for a Fake? Shenanigans, Chicanery & Skullduggery in the Art Market | Virtual Talk August 10

Virtual Talk by Robin S.R. Starr

MONDAY, AUGUST 10th AT 4PM

Join us on Zoom for the talk A Fortune for a Fake? Shenanigans, Chicanery & Skullduggery in the Art Market by Robin S.R. Starr, Skinner Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art. Listen in to what promises to be an informative and highly engaging talk on the art market.

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Skinner $3M May Fine Art Auction, leads with Scenes of Winter

BOSTON, MA – June 4, 2020 –  The Skinner May 31st auction of American & European Works of Art  found great success, doubling the pre-auction estimates. Record-high interest came through participation in the US, Canada, and throughout Europe. Bidders, many for the first time, competed via the Skinner website, Bidsquare, telephone, and absentee bid.

Alfons Walde (Austrian, 1891-1958) Aufstieg der Schifahrer.

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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

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