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Atget and Abbott: Documenting Changing Urban Landscapes

Atget, Bar de Cabaret, Paris, 1910-1911, printed later by Berenice Abbott (Lot 110, Estimate: $1,000-1,500)

Skinner’s September 21 Fine Photographs auction opens with two special groups (both vintage and later prints) of images by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott. Atget (1857-1927) is remembered for documenting historical aspects of the city of Paris as it was being transformed by modernization. His work inspired Abbott (1898-1991) to focus on the changing buildings and neighborhoods of the city in her project Changing New York.… Read More

Archive of Photographer Walker Evans’s Largely Unseen Personal Collection at Auction

BOSTON, MA — In 1935, the Farm Security Administration commissioned a team of photographers to document the devastating effects of the Great Depression. Among these was Walker Evans, who is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures in the history of American documentary photography for his poetic – and now iconic – view of America.

Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Robert Frank’s Stove, Nova Scotia, 1971 (Lot 154, Estimate: $2,500-3,500)

Evans’s career stretched from the late 1920s to the early 1970s, creating an all-encompassing body of work.… Read More

The Endurance of Walker Evans | May 9 | Boston

The Endurance of Walker Evans

A lecture by Belina Rathbone

Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Table Setting and Chairs, Muriel Draper’s Apartment, New York, 1934 (Lot 25, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)

Wednesday, May 9, 5PM

Rathbone will discuss the enduring power and influence of Walker Evans’s photography, and the consistency of his vision throughout his career, as demonstrated by the works in the Harry Lunn Gallery collection.… Read More

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.

Francis Frith (British, 1822-1898) Street View in Cairo, 1858 (Lot 132, Estimate: $2,500-3,500)

Among the highlights is a group of works being sold to benefit the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA).… Read More

Skinner’s September Fine Prints & Photographs Auction to Celebrate Boston and New England Photography

BOSTON, MASkinner, Inc. will present a strong selection of fine photographs for beginning and experienced collectors in its September 23, 2016, Fine Prints & Photographs auction, which opens for bidding at 12PM. The sale of 61 lots features works by modern and contemporary masters including Ansel Adams, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, and Annie Leibovitz in addition to a special themed section celebrating photography in Boston and New England.… Read More

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

Wright Morris (American, 1910-1998) Farmhouse in Winter, near Lincoln, Nebraska, 1940, printed later (Lot 99, Estimate $1,200-$1,800)

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.… Read More

An Antiques Expert’s Story: Michelle Lamunière

Guest blog post by Mary Curtis. Republished with permission from The Quill.

Michelle Lamuniere, Specialist, Fine Photography, Skinner, Inc.

For the second time this year, the Pier Antique Show is once again hosting Appraisal Day on Sunday, November 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. All attendees, with a valid ticket to the show, are invited to bring one item to be appraised for free by one of three expert appraisers from Skinner, Inc.

This year’s sponsor, Skinner, Inc.

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May 15 | Daguerreotype Lecture

William Edward Kilburn (British, 1818-1891) Hand-tinted Quarter-plate Daguerreotype of a Girl (Lot 87, Estimate $1,000-$1,500)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Reception 5:30PM Lecture 6PM

Join Michelle Lamunière, Photography Specialist, for a presentation on the daguerreotype process with highlights from a New England collection. Held in conjunction with the  American & European Works of Art and the Prints & Photography preview and auctions.… Read More

The Photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Cartier-Bresson had a lifelong love of art, literature, and travel. Like so many photographers, Cartier-Bresson’ interest in photography began in his youth with a Brownie box camera (I remember using my Mom’s Brownie when I was a kid). He had formal training as a painter, and studied with the Cubist painter André Lhote. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, life’s twists and turns took him to England and Côte d’Ivoire and eventually to Marseilles.