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A Conversation About Collecting Asian Art with Richard Kenworthy, PhD

Richard Kenworthy, Former Professor of Architecture at Auburn University in Alabama and Asian Art expert discusses collecting with Melanie Mitcheson, Skinner’s Auction Coordinator.

Indian Hardwood Valuables Chest (Lot 1520, Estimate $400-600)

What are the Asian countries represented in the current auction?

Primarily China and Japan. We do have a very unusual piece from India:  a dark wooden valuables chest with decorative straps around it—in the right space, it would be very dramatic (Lot 1520).Read More

Professor Marion James: An Intrepid Collector and Educator

Marion E. James (Image Courtesy of University of New Hampshire)

Professor Douglas Wheeler of the Department of History at the University of New Hampshire described his colleague Professor Marion James as “a true adventurer in the classic sense” when paying tribute to her at a memorial service last year. Born April 3, 1918 in Durham, New Hampshire, Marion James rose to the position of Chair of the Department of History, and was noted as an advocate of broadening the classes offered at the University to include world history.… Read More

Contemporary Indian Photography is in the Air!

There have been a number of thought-provoking exhibitions of contemporary Indian photography around the country recently. Artists working in India as well as those from the South Asian diaspora are creating socially engaged works that challenge and complicate ideas around such issues as culture, identity, gender, race, stereotypes, modernity, and high and low art. The market for modern and contemporary Indian art is growing, and with demand rising for diversity across media, photography is coming into the spotlight!… Read More

American Indian & Ethnographic Art Auction at Skinner in Boston on November 7th

Yankton/Hunkpapa Beaded Buffalo Hide Double Saddlebags, c. 1870 (Lot 143, Estimate $8,000-$12,000)

BOSTON, MA – November 3, 2015 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on November 7th, featuring a wide range of art from Africa and Oceana, the American Plains, pieces from the Northwest Coast, Woodlands and Southwest, as well as textiles and pottery.

“I pride myself in finding exciting and unusual art objects from the around the world for every auction,” said Douglas Deihl, Director of American Indian & Ethnographic Art at Skinner.… Read More

American Indian & Ethnographic Art Takes Center Stage at Skinner, March 14

Two Historic Lakota German Silver Pendants Owned by Famed Chiefs Red Cloud and Spotted Tail (Lot 190, Estimate $20,000-$30,000)

BOSTON, MA – March 2, 2015 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on March 14th, featuring a wide range of art from Africa, Polynesia, New Guinea and abroad, as well as American Plains Indian material,pieces from the Northwest Coast, Woodlands and Southwest, and textiles and pottery.… Read More