Pop Art takes its name from the integration of commercialized popular culture into art—it is closely associated with the New York art scene starting in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Pop Art was, in part, a response to the dominant movement preceding it: Abstract Expressionism. The AbEx artists such as Pollock, de Kooning, Frankenthaler, and Rothko rejected traditional representational art as elitist. In their view, most traditional art required viewers to have a sophisticated knowledge of history, religious iconography, literature, and classical mythology.… Read More
Tag Archives: Fine Prints
Every artist works differently and is inspired by different things, but print-making gives us the unique opportunity to view the creative process at work. When an artist makes a print, they create the matrix from which prints can be pulled. This might be a copper plate that has been etched or a lithographic stone that the artist has drawn on with crayon, but the process has an inherent flaw. The finished artwork is an impression from that matrix rather than the matrix itself, so the artist needs to pull an impression in order to know how their art actually looks.… Read More
Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, in Partnership with The Greenwich Arts Council Present:PRINTS AT AUCTION: A Presentation by Robin S.R. Starr
THURSDAY, MARCH 21 | 7PM
Robin S.R. Starr, Director of American & European Works of Art, will present on why one collects prints, a discussion about the rudiments of print media and issues that affect value, plus expert advice on the art of buying fine art prints and multiples.… Read More
Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough
Tuesday, February 5 | 1:30PM – 4PM
Walk in to the Skinner Marlborough Gallery from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5th for a free opinion of value from our specialists. Staff are on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions; we’ve had a number of extraordinary objects come our way through First Tuesdays. We are seeking a variety of items across the catagories of: Fine art, jewelry and gemstones, silver, bronzes, Asian art, Art glass and lamps, folk art and more can be brought-in for evaluation.… Read More
Renowned for his large-scale sculptures, Henry Moore (British, 1898-1986) was also a prolific draughtsman, producing nearly 7,500 drawings over the course of his career. He made these drawings for a variety of purposes: as works of art in their own rights, as preparatory sketches for sculptures or prints, as nature studies, or as studies of the works of other artists. Moore made the drawing Reclining Figures, 1948-50, with the intention of using it as a study for a future print.… Read More
Before cable news and Instagram, Americans saw the top stories of the day, in politics and popular culture, through the colorful images of Currier and Ives. The lithographs of Currier and Ives are iconic representations of American life from 1850 to 1900. They are arguably the most popular, widely reproduced prints in history, continuing to appear on items from calendars and holiday greeting cards to dinnerware.
Nathaniel Currier, an enterprising young printer in New York City, produced a lithograph of a raging fire in the New York Merchant’s Exchange in 1835.… Read More
Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough
Tuesday, December 4 | 1:30PM – 4PM
Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Suhyung Kim, Jonathan Dowling & Christopher Fox will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.
Experts Available in December:
Joan Miró is best known as a painter of Surrealistic figures that dance across flat surfaces like alien cartoon creatures searching for a party. Wise collectors know that he was also a skilled and prolific printmaker, working in lithography and intaglio techniques for much of his career. He began experimenting with printmaking in the 1920s, but it wasn’t until later in life that he pursued it vigorously.
Like many artists, Miró had particular themes and subjects which reoccurred throughout his career.… Read More
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
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.”
The marquee lot of the sale is by Jean-Léon G érôme.… Read More