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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

Skinner Miami Celebrates Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries

Jane Prentiss, Director of 20th Century Design

May 29th Consignment Day

From Coral Gables, which is celebrating its 90th Birthday this year, to the Art Deco district in Miami Beach and the quirky MiMo / Biscayne Boulevard stretching north of downtown, South Florida is rich with the history of 20th Century design. On Friday, May 29th, Skinner’s Miami office will host a 20th Century Design Consignment Day from 10AM to 3PM. On hand will be Jane Prentiss, Director of 20th Century Design Department at Skinner.… Read More

Skinner Presents Classic and Iconic Examples by Celebrated Artists during American & European Works of Art Auction

Milton Avery (American, 1885-1965) Pale Profile (Lot 618, Estimate $12,000-$18,000)

BOSTON, MA – January 7, 2015Skinner, Inc. will host an exceptional auction of American & European Works of Art on January 23rd, beginning with a strong selection of prints and photographs at 12 p.m. followed by fine paintings and sculpture at 4 p.m.

According to Robin Starr, Director of American& European Works of Art at Skinner, “The January auction features quintessential works by important American artists including James A.M.Read More

American & European Art takes Center Stage at Skinner, May 16

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

BOSTON, MA – April 29, 2014 Skinner, Inc.  is pleased to offer a tremendous selection of fine works during its May 16th auction of American & European Works of Art and American & European Prints & Photography.

The two-part auction will feature a robust offering of modern and contemporary paintings – including an institutional collection of large-scale Polish works – as well as works on paper by iconic artists from Picasso to Miró.… 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

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

Watch an Appraisal of a Picasso Designed Madoura Plate on Antiques Roadshow

I’ve been an appraiser on the PBS television series Antiques Roadshow for 18 years, and during each event, I meet hundreds of people who wait in line for hours hoping for a chance to be on the show. Our day starts early, with appraisals beginning at 7:30 AM and running through the early evening. As an expert in European Decorative Arts, I typically stand at the Pottery and Porcelain, Silver, or Decorative Arts table where I greet people and give evaluations of their prized possessions.… Read More

Is Folk Art Different from Any Other Art?

Fine Art Auction Highlights | Folk Art Portrait

When you look at modern and contemporary art, it’s clear that there is a thin line separating the questions, “what is Art?” and “what is Folk Art?” Many academically trained artists have looked to folk art for inspiration.

Sculpture to Wear: Artist Jewelry and Joan Sonnabend

Joan Sonnabend opened her tiny gallery at the Plaza Hotel in New York in 1973. She started with a one hundred piece collection of “sculpture to wear.” Included among the pins, necklaces, bracelets, and rings were works by such artists as Man Ray, Pol Bury, Picasso, Arp, and Calder. After Sculpture to Wear opened, many artists sought out Sonnabend, hoping to create items for the gallery. She became friendly with many of them, and maintained these relationships for many years.