Tag Archives: fine photographs

5 Questions with Skinner Photographs Specialist James Leighton

James Leighton joined the American & European Works of Art Department at Skinner as a Photographs Specialist in 2021. Prior to arriving at Skinner, he held a curatorial role in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

During his time at the museum, he organized the exhibition Georgie Friedman: Fragments of Antarctica (2019) and co-organized Elsa Dorfman: Me and My Camera (2020) and Ansel Adams in Our Time (2019).… Read More

The Muse of George Platt Lynes

George Platt Lynes was a highly influential photographer who laid the groundwork for a later generation of artists that explored male sexuality such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts. Considered radical at the time, his erotic photographs of the male nude are celebrated and widely exhibited today.

Self-Portrait, 1945. Estimate: $1,500-2,000

A prominent figure within fashion photography in the 1930s, Lynes created stylized photographs for high-profile publications including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.Read More

Virtual Event: Highlights and Highballs

FRIDAY, MAY 14 AT 5PM

Join us for a gallery walk with a twist. Or maybe you would prefer yours neat with two olives?

Shake Strain Done: Craft Cocktails at Home. Purchase online.

We are pleased to welcome J.M. Hirsch, Editorial Director of Milk Street and author of Shake Strain Done: Craft Cocktails at Home, to help make the evening more festive. He has created a signature cocktail Going Once, Going Twice just for the evening, recipe and instruction video below.… Read More

Atget and Abbott: Documenting Changing Urban Landscapes

Skinner’s September 21 Fine Photographs auction opens with two special groups (both vintage and later prints) of images by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott. Atget (1857-1927) is remembered for documenting historical aspects of the city of Paris as it was being transformed by modernization. His work inspired Abbott (1898-1991) to focus on the changing buildings and neighborhoods of the city in her project Changing New York. Atget and Abbott met in 1926, and developed a special bond.… Read More

Rediscovered Gérôme Leads Skinner September 21 Fine Art Auction

BOSTON, MA – August 23, 2018 – On Friday, September 21, Skinner presents an outstanding two-session auction of Prints, Multiples & Photographs and Paintings & Sculpture with over 350 lots spanning Old Masters through contemporary offerings. Robin S. R. Starr, Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art, notes, “We’re excited about the depth and breadth of the works in the September auction, from a rediscovered Gérôme masterpiece to a considerable number of fresh to the market works from private collections, including of the composer, lyricist, author, playwright, recording artist, and performer, Dory Previn.” 

Paintings & Sculpture

The marquee lot of the sale is by Jean-Léon G érôme.… Read More

Wilton Historical Society Consignment Day

Wednesday, July 25 | Wilton Historical Society, Wilton, CT American & European Works of Art and Fine Jewelry

Appointments Required  10AM-3PM

Fine Art and Fine Jewelry experts from Skinner will be on hand to accept consignments of American & European Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Prints & Photographs and Fine Jewelry for upcoming 2018 auctions. From single works to entire collections, find out the auction market value for your art and jewelry.… Read More

Archive of Photographer Walker Evans’s Largely Unseen Personal Collection at Auction

BOSTON, MA — In 1935, the Farm Security Administration commissioned a team of photographers to document the devastating effects of the Great Depression. Among these was Walker Evans, who is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures in the history of American documentary photography for his poetic – and now iconic – view of America.

Evans’s career stretched from the late 1920s to the early 1970s, creating an all-encompassing body of work.… Read More

Fine Photographs | New York City Consignment Day

 

Wednesday, April 4  | New York City

The Fine Photographs Department is now inviting consignments for upcoming 2018 auctions. Michelle Lamunière, Skinner’s Fine Photographs specialist, will be available by appointment only to offer verbal appraisal and evaluation in the New York office on April 4th. Please call or email to inquire about the possibility of consigning with Skinner or to set your appointment.… Read More

10 Tips For Collecting Fine Art Photographs

Photography offers an extraordinary variety of imagery often at a more reasonable price point than paintings and sculpture. If you’re a beginner collector or a seasoned one looking to explore a new art form, photographs are an excellent option and value.

#1 Put in the time

Spend time reading publications and online sources about photography. Photograph Magazine, which lists current gallery and museum exhibitions, and iPhoto Central, each provide a wealth of information on topics ranging from connoisseurship to conservation and are some of my favorites.Read More

All Things Bright and Beautiful in Skinner’s September 27 Auctions of American & European Works of Art

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents a notable two-session auction on Wednesday, September 27, in its Boston Gallery. Fine Prints & Photographs starts at 12PM followed by Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4PM. Both auctions contain a broad range of fine works of all kinds, offering something for collectors of all mediums, all tastes, and all budgets.

Fine Prints

Robin Starr, Director of American & European Works of Art, notes that the prints section is dominated by modern and contemporary offerings.… Read More

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