MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner is pleased to announce a specialized auction focusing on Japanese prints and paintings open for bidding from May 21-31, 2022. Arts of Japan: Ukiyo-e to Shin-hanga focuses on the enduring charm of ukiyo-e, the technical brilliance of Japanese modern and contemporary prints, and the Nihonga tradition expressed well in the kakejiku hanging scrolls and the byobu screens from Edo to Meiji periods.… Read More
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Relief prints use the raised relief of a printing matrix, such as a block of wood, to carry the ink to make prints. A rubber stamp is essentially a relief print. If you made prints as a kindergartener by carving a potato with a plastic knife, you have made a relief print. Woodcut is the oldest printmaking technique and was popular in both Asia and in Europe. It predates the year 1,000 AD.
In Western art, as early as the 16th century printmakers like Albrecht Dürer saw the short comings of the technique, compared to the slightly newer technique of engraving and intaglio printing.… Read More
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 | SKINNER BOSTONToko Shinoda (b. 1913), Woodblock Print (Lot 1134, Estimate: $400-600)
Please join us for a gallery talk by Japanese prints dealer and lecturer Allison Tolman, focusing on modern Japanese prints.
The reception will begin at 5PM in the Boston Gallery, followed by the talk at 5:30PM. Please register below.
BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 28, 2019 – Skinner’s Asian Works of Art auction will be held on Saturday, September 14 in Boston. Featuring over 550 lots of Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian art and antiques. Offerings include Chinese, Japanese, and Korean ceramics; Chinese jades, Chinese textiles; Buddhist bronzes and carvings; Chinese and Korean paintings; Tibetan thangkas; Chinese scholar’s objects and furniture, and a selection of important reference books.… Read More
Richard Kenworthy, Former Professor of Architecture at Auburn University in Alabama and Asian Art expert discusses collecting with Melanie Mitcheson, Skinner’s Auction Coordinator.
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
BOSTON, MA – Skinner is hosting a live auction featuring Country Americana on Thursday, November 17 and a Studio Art online auction November 10 through November 18. Interested bidders are invited to view items and meet with specialists in person on November 15 and November 16 or anytime online.
Highlights featured in Country Americana on November 17:
♦ A selection of carved polychrome contemporary folk art, including historical and whimsical figures and weathervanes.… Read More
MARLBOROUGH, MA – April 1, 2016 – Skinner is hosting an auction of Discovery, Studio & Asian Art online from March 31 through April 8. Bidders are invited to view items and meet with specialists in person during public previews in its Marlborough gallery on April 5 and April 6, or anytime online.
The online sale totals over 1200 lots and features over 400 lots of American and European paintings, prints and works on paper from the 18th – 21st centuries, including a group of Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951) works descended through the family of the artist.… Read More
MARLBOROUGH, MA – December 4, 2015 – Skinner is hosting Jewelry, Silver & Asian Art online with bidding open from Friday, December 10th through the 18th. The auction may be previewed in person at the Marlborough Gallery on Tuesday, December 15th and Wednesday, December 16th or online at any time. The auction comprises over 1400 lots of Jewelry, Silver and Asian Art.
Marie Keep, Senior Vice President of Skinner, Inc., notes, “The December auction provides experienced collectors and new buyers the opportunity to bid on a wide range of furniture, decorative objects and artwork from many cultures.… Read More
Reception: 5:30PM Gallery Walk: 6PM
Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116
Join us for a tour of auction highlights
We are honored to present “Hasui and His Contemporaries” at auction on November 22, 2014 in Boston. Dr. Irwin J. Pachter’s extraordinary collection features pre-earthquake and pre-war prints by renowned Japanese painter and printmaker Kawase Hasui (1883-1957).… Read More
We are honored to present “Hasui and His Contemporaries” at auction on November 22, 2014 in Boston. Dr. Irwin J. Pachter’s extraordinary collection features pre-earthquake and pre-war prints by renowned Japanese painter and printmaker Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). Sadly, Dr. Pachter passed away on September 4, 2014 at the age of 89.
“Kawasi Hasui and His Contemporaries: The Shin Hanga (New Print) Movement in Landscape Art” was first exhibited at the Everson Museum of Art in 1986, and then traveled to the University of Michigan Museum of Art.… Read More