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Works by 19th-century, Modern, and Contemporary Masters Featured in Fine Photographs Auction, January 27

On Friday, January 27, Skinner will present its winter Prints & Photographs auction in Boston, beginning at 12 pm. The selection of fine photographs on offer features a range of 19th and 20th century works by such masters as Auguste Salzmann, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Alfred Stieglitz, Irving Penn, Nan Goldin, and others.

Among the highlights is a group of works being sold to benefit the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). The 19th century offerings include two large-scale albumen prints of a Cairo street view and an Egyptian landscape by Francis Frith (lot 132, $2,500-3,500; lot 133, $3,000-5,000); several Oscar Rejlander figure studies (lots 137 and 138, $800-1,200 each); forty-five River Thames views of locks, bridges, and weirs by Victor Albert Prout (lot 139, $1,500-2,500), and a selection of Eadweard Muybridge Animal Locomotion collotypes.… Read More

“A New Sort of Poetry:” Wright Morris and 20th Century Photography

We are delighted to offer in our May 13th Fine Prints & Photographs auction a view of a Farmhouse in Winter, near Lincoln, Nebraska (1940, printed later) by the novelist and photographer Wright Morris (Lot 99, $1,200-1,800). In the late 1930s and 1940s, Morris made beautiful and poignant photographs exploring the rural culture of the American countryside. His emphasis was on architecture and still life, but unlike the work of Walker Evans, which provides a more formal description of American vernacular structures such as a view of graffiti on the side of a building in lower Manhattan (Lot 111, $1,500-2,500), Morris photographed farms and homesteads that were fading into the past.… Read More

Skinner Offers Tremendous Selection of Paintings, Sculpture, Prints & Photography

BOSTON, MA – January 27, 2013 February offers a bountiful feast of fine art at Skinner, Inc., with auctions of American & European Works of Art and American & European Prints & Photography on February 7, while a weeklong Prints & Photography – Online sale takes place between February 3 to February 11. Robin Starr, Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art at Skinner noted, “With hundreds of lots of strong material across all categories – including expanded offerings in photography and contemporary Asian works, as well as a convenient online-only component – there is something for everyone!”

Paintings

Skinner Inc.’s February 7th auction of American & European Works of Art will encompass a broad range of painting styles and regions.… Read More