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First Tuesday | October 2 | Marlborough

 

 

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough 

Tuesday, October 2  | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Jane Prentiss, & Michelle Lamunière will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions. 

Experts Available in October:

Sam Gilliam (American, b. 1933) Yellow Fan-White Float (Sold for: $267,000 on January 26, 2018)

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Atget and Abbott: Documenting Changing Urban Landscapes

Atget, Bar de Cabaret, Paris, 1910-1911, printed later by Berenice Abbott (Lot 110, Estimate: $1,000-1,500)

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.… 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.

Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Robert Frank’s Stove, Nova Scotia, 1971 (Lot 154, Estimate: $2,500-3,500)

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

Skinner’s September Fine Prints & Photographs Auction to Celebrate Boston and New England Photography

BOSTON, MASkinner, Inc. will present a strong selection of fine photographs for beginning and experienced collectors in its September 23, 2016, Fine Prints & Photographs auction, which opens for bidding at 12PM. The sale of 61 lots features works by modern and contemporary masters including Ansel Adams, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, and Annie Leibovitz in addition to a special themed section celebrating photography in Boston and New England.… Read More

May 15 | Daguerreotype Lecture

William Edward Kilburn (British, 1818-1891) Hand-tinted Quarter-plate Daguerreotype of a Girl (Lot 87, Estimate $1,000-$1,500)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Reception 5:30PM Lecture 6PM

Join Michelle Lamunière, Photography Specialist, for a presentation on the daguerreotype process with highlights from a New England collection. Held in conjunction with the  American & European Works of Art and the Prints & Photography preview and auctions.… Read More

Working the Line: An Exhibit at Harvard Art Museums

David Taylor, Border Monument No. 36, 2008. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy of James Kelly Contemporary.

If you enjoyed the recent National Public Radio series Borderland: Dispatches from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary, you might be interested in the work of Arizona-based photographer David Taylor currently on view at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

The exhibition, which I initiated when I worked as a curator at the Harvard Art Museums, presents Taylor’s two-part project Working the Line.… Read More

Consignment Day in West Palm Beach, Florida

Robin Starr, Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Appointments: 11AM – 4PM

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Norton Museum of Art 1452 S. Olive Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Discover what your objects are worth!

Reserve an appointment with Skinner appraisers Robin StarrStuart SlavidGloria Lieberman, and April Matteini for an evaluation of your fine art, jewelry, or silver.

Fine ArtAmerican & European paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, drawings, works on paper

Fine JewelryEstate, antique, modern, and artist-designed fine jewelry and gemstones

Fine SilverAmerican, English, Danish, Continental, and Asian including hollowware, flatware, tableware and ornamental wares

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2014 Consignment Days

Meet with a Skinner appraiser for a complimentary verbal assessment of your antiques, jewelry, fine art, silver or other collectibles. Our nationally recognized appraisers will be holding consignment days throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. Florida consignment days this winter will include events in Coral Gables, Naples, and West Palm Beach featuring appraisers from our Fine Art, Jewelry, and Fine Silver departments.… Read More

Meet the Experts: Michelle Lamunière, Photography Specialist

Expert appraisers work together at Skinner auction house to find, appraise, and research rare, beautiful, and historically important items. In this blog series, we will meet some of these experts and learn the stories behind their success.

How did you first become interested in photography?

My father was an art director and graphic designer so visual imagery was all around me growing up. I’ve always been interested in photography because of the way it straddles art and real life.… Read More