Tag Archives: Photography

Walker Evans: Insights into Photojournalism
Author’s Note: The term “Negro” was used historically to describe people of Black (sub-Saharan) African heritage, but it’s offensive use is unacceptable in contemporary practice. The term is repeated here in the context of historical exhibition and publication titles that are under discussion.

Walker Evans (1903-1975), an American photographer and photojournalist, arguably had the greatest influence on the evolution of photography in the 20th century.… Read More

Early Processes
Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of a Sailor Holding a Daguerreotype of His Wife.Sold for $2,726

Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes were some of the earliest photographic processes to gain widespread popularity. Beginning in the mid-19th century, each successive technique improved upon the others in terms of availability, affordability, and processing speed. Photography as we know it today is a reproductive medium, however each of these processes produced single, unique objects.  

Experimenting in close collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce, the first to create a permanent photographic image, Louis Daguerre worked to perfect a commercially viable photographic process.… Read More

In a Creative Light: The Photographs of Abelardo Morell

Abe Morell is an artist driven by inquisitiveness and appears to have an endless source of creative energy. A local to the Boston arts scene with worldwide prestige, Morell is also a longtime educator who has influenced a generation of practicing photographers.

Knife and Spoon, 2004Gelatin silver printEstimate: $2,000-3,000

Morell’s photographs are often visually perplexing, from interiors illuminated with the exterior view projected upon them, to visual reexaminations of everyday objects.… Read More

First Tuesday | February 5 | Marlborough

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

Wilton Historical Society Consignment Day
Wednesday, July 25 | Wilton Historical Society, Wilton, CT American & European Works of Art and Fine Jewelry

Appointments Required  10AM-3PM

Fine Art and Fine Jewelry experts from Skinner will be on hand to accept consignments of American & European Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Prints & Photographs and Fine Jewelry for upcoming 2018 auctions. From single works to entire collections, find out the auction market value for your art and jewelry.… Read More

Fine Photographs | New York City Consignment Day

 

Wednesday, April 4  | New York City

The Fine Photographs Department is now inviting consignments for upcoming 2018 auctions. Michelle Lamunière, Skinner’s Fine Photographs specialist, will be available by appointment only to offer verbal appraisal and evaluation in the New York office on April 4th. Please call or email to inquire about the possibility of consigning with Skinner or to set your appointment.… Read More

10 Tips For Collecting Fine Art Photographs

Photography offers an extraordinary variety of imagery often at a more reasonable price point than paintings and sculpture. If you’re a beginner collector or a seasoned one looking to explore a new art form, photographs are an excellent option and value.

#1 Put in the time

Spend time reading publications and online sources about photography. Photograph Magazine, which lists current gallery and museum exhibitions, and iPhoto Central, each provide a wealth of information on topics ranging from connoisseurship to conservation and are some of my favorites.Read More

NASA Photographs and the Meaning of Vintage

The Beauty of Space is the first auction in the United States to focus solely on vintage photographs produced from 1961 to 1972 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The 446 lot single-owner collection showcases both iconic and rare gelatin silver and chromogenic prints presenting an extraordinary and comprehensive photographic journey to the Moon and back as seen through the eyes of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts.… Read More

All Things Bright and Beautiful in Skinner’s September 27 Auctions of American & European Works of Art

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents a notable two-session auction on Wednesday, September 27, in its Boston Gallery. Fine Prints & Photographs starts at 12PM followed by Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4PM. Both auctions contain a broad range of fine works of all kinds, offering something for collectors of all mediums, all tastes, and all budgets.

Fine Prints

Robin Starr, Director of American & European Works of Art, notes that the prints section is dominated by modern and contemporary offerings.… Read More

The Duality of Robert Mapplethorpe

Among the highlights in Skinner’s September 27 Fine Prints & Photographs auction are three flower studies by Robert Mapplethorpe whose extensive and provocative body of work has established him as one of the most important artists of the 20th-century. Mapplethorpe was born in 1946 in Floral Park, Queens. He studied drawing, painting, and sculpture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and began using a Polaroid camera in 1970 to produce photographs that could be incorporated into mixed-media collages and assemblage constructions including magazine imagery and found objects.… Read More

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