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Twentieth Century Unlimited

Skinner’s December 14 auction offers a comprehensive selection of furniture and decorative arts of the 20th century, a time span of unparalleled creativity.

George Nakashima (1905-1990) Walnut Triple Chest of Drawers, New Hope, Pennsylvania, mid-20th century (Lot 429, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

BOSTON, MA – December 9, 2018 Skinner presents a notable sale of 20th Century Design on Friday, December 14 at 10AM. The sale of over 500 lots is rich in renowned names and objects, plus unheralded treasures by modern masters waiting to be discovered.… Read More

A Master of Many Mediums: Pablo Picasso’s Work in Ceramics

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Femme au char triomphal, 1949 (Lot 100, Estimate: $40,000-60,000)

Pablo Picasso was a dynamic, creative force. He was intrigued by and experimented with countless media throughout the course of his long and illustrious career. Picasso’s Cubist oil paintings – some incorporating collage – of the 1910s changed the world of Western Art forever.  He worked in crayon, pencil, and pastel and was a prolific printmaker as well.… Read More

Authenticating a Picasso Drawing

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Femme retenant son peignoir, c. 1923 (Lot 601, Estimate $30,000-$50,000)

Provenance research can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, where sometimes what you find is a strong thread. Such was the case with a Picasso drawing that will be sold on May 16, 2014 in the American & European Works of Art auction at Skinner in Boston.

George Leslie Stout, the Fogg Art Museum’s first conservation department head, articulated the best practices for art authentication as a “three-legged stool,” and his model is still generally accepted today.… Read More

Rare Picasso Works Steal the Show at Skinner Auction of Fine Jewelry

Sold for $153,000. Silver “Satyr” Pendant, Pablo Picasso, from the collection of Carole Mallory

BOSTON, MA – March 25, 2013Skinner, Inc. saw excellent results from its auction of Fine Jewelry last week: a robust presentation of more than 500 lots that earned over $2.7 million. Drawing a great deal of excitement was the sale of three rare pieces of jewelry by Pablo Picasso, each on the block for the first time. Also performing well were signed pieces by Buccellati and Cartier, fine Art Nouveau jewels, a selection of natural pearls, diamond jewelry and period gems.… Read More

Uncovering the Mystery of the Picasso Jewels

A Lecture by Carole Mallory

Silver “Claude” Pendant, Pablo Picasso, from the collection of Carole Mallory (Lot 185, Estimate $15,000-$20,000)

Monday, March 17, 2014

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6:00PM Reception 7:00PM Lecture

Carole Mallory, supermodel, actress, and author of Picasso’s Ghost will discuss rare, one-of-a-kind examples of Picasso Jewelry. Given to her by the artist’s son Claude, these original works are new to the market and will be sold during the March 18th auction of Fine Jewelry.… Read More

Fine Jewelry Shines at Skinner on March 18

Fine Platinum and Diamond Solitaire, Taffin (Lot 580, Estimate $200,000-$300,000)

Rare Picasso Works to Appear at Auction for the First Time

BOSTON, MA – March 3, 2013Skinner, Inc. announces an auction of Fine Jewelry on March 18, featuring over 500 lots of treasures by important makers including Buccellati, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co. and, extraordinarily, Pablo Picasso, among others. Fine Art Nouveau jewelry, a strong section of diamonds, and several whimsical, figural pieces also stand out in this auction.… Read More

Pablo Picasso Jewelry

Silver “Satyr” Pendant, Pablo Picasso, from the collection of Carole Mallory (Lot 184, Estimate $15,000-$20,000)

Pablo Picasso is best known for paintings that changed the face of modern art. However, he was much more than just a painter. Picasso experimented with artistic techniques and created works in many different media, including sculpture, prints, ceramics, and jewelry.

Early in his career, Pablo Picasso made a series of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, most likely cast in the south of France with the assistance of his dentist, Dr.… Read More

An Art Museum Fantasy Road Trip, Part I: A Journey through Spain

Winter has arrived in New England, and I’m dreaming of the warm, turquoise waters of the Spanish Costa Brava. I completely fell in love with Barcelona this summer, for its blending of art and architecture as well as high and low culture. Antoni Gaudi left his visionary mark on the city in the late 19th century, and Barcelona has continued to think big with its monumental sculpture, murals, and street art.

As much as I would love to re-explore Barcelona, I dream of exploring other parts of the country. If I could go anywhere in Spain right now, these would be my top five art destinations.