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The Mr. and Mrs. James Grievo Collection of Native American Art at Auction on May 18

BOSTON, MA – April 29, 2019 – Skinner is pleased to announce the auction of The Mr. and Mrs. James Grievo Collection of Native American Art to be held in Boston on May 18th. Collectors of Native American art for over 20 years the sale is the culmination of passion and dedication for the culture and objects of Indigenous Americans. A selection of over 550 lots includes paintings, photographs, Plains Indian material, Northwest Coast artifacts, a significant collection of Navajo silver and turquoise jewelry, Southwest weavings and pottery, and an important collection of California and Western baskets.… Read More

Skinner to Spotlight American Indian & Ethnographic Art at Auction

BOSTON, MA – October 14, 2013 – Exceptional examples of Plains Indian art, as well as rare objects from the Northwest Coast, Northeast Coast, Southwest, Africa, Polynesia, and beyond will be available at Skinner, Inc.’s American Indian & Ethnographic Art auction, on November 9, 2013.

Plains Indian Material

An exceptional Sioux Beaded and Quilled Hide Shirt from the Charles Derby collection represents the auction’s top lot (lot 199, estimated at $150,000 to $250,000).… Read More

Demand for Fine American Indian Artifacts on the Rise

Skinner Grosses $1.7 Million in Latest Auction

BOSTON, Mass. – February 22, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. today announced exceptional results for its recent American Indian & Ethnographic Art sale held on Monday, February 11th. The sale grossed $1,777,912.50, including buyer’s premium, making it the most successful sale that the American Indian & Ethnographic Art department at Skinner has ever experienced.

Bidders competed from the floor, the phones, and over the internet throughout the sale.… Read More

Rare and Evocative Plains Indian Art at Auction

Rare Plains Pony, Seed Bead, and Quilled Hide Shirt

Boston, Mass. – January 18, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on February 9th in its Boston gallery. Skinner is proud to offer more than 200 lots of evocative Plains Indian artifacts, including four rare pieces collected by the Burr family in 1855-1857. The February sale also features the Joseph J. Rivera collection, the largest group of Southwest historic pottery ever offered at Skinner, and two rare Eskimo masks.… Read More

How to Buy American Indian Art: A Guide to Plains Material

American Indian Plains material is one of the most popular and consistently available collecting areas in American Indian art. Plains Indians, including the Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Lakota, Sioux, Crow, Kiowa, and Comanche, populated the continent from Texas to Canada, from west of the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains. While some Plains Indian material was made for the tourist market, many examples were worn and used by Indians themselves, making them all the more desirable.