Pop Art takes its name from the integration of commercialized popular culture into art—it is closely associated with the New York art scene starting in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Pop Art was, in part, a response to the dominant movement preceding it: Abstract Expressionism. The AbEx artists such as Pollock, de Kooning, Frankenthaler, and Rothko rejected traditional representational art as elitist. In their view, most traditional art required viewers to have a sophisticated knowledge of history, religious iconography, literature, and classical mythology.… Read More
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BOSTON, MA – June 4, 2020 – The Skinner May 31st auction of American & European Works of Art found great success, doubling the pre-auction estimates. Record-high interest came through participation in the US, Canada, and throughout Europe. Bidders, many for the first time, competed via the Skinner website, Bidsquare, telephone, and absentee bid.Alfons Walde (Austrian, 1891-1958) Aufstieg der Schifahrer.
Every artist works differently and is inspired by different things, but print-making gives us the unique opportunity to view the creative process at work. When an artist makes a print, they create the matrix from which prints can be pulled. This might be a copper plate that has been etched or a lithographic stone that the artist has drawn on with crayon, but the process has an inherent flaw. The finished artwork is an impression from that matrix rather than the matrix itself, so the artist needs to pull an impression in order to know how their art actually looks.… Read More
Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, in Partnership with The Greenwich Arts Council Present:PRINTS AT AUCTION: A Presentation by Robin S.R. Starr
THURSDAY, MARCH 21 | 7PM
Robin S.R. Starr, Director of American & European Works of Art, will present on why one collects prints, a discussion about the rudiments of print media and issues that affect value, plus expert advice on the art of buying fine art prints and multiples.… Read More
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 | 11AM-3PM | CHATHAM, MA
Skinner is inviting consignments for the spring 2019 auctions. Meet with Skinner experts for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your Jewelry, Fine Art, and Silver. Appointments required. Please register and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time. High-quality photos are recommended for large or particularly fragile items.
The market for Modern and Contemporary art has never been stronger, and Skinner’s carefully curated and expertly presented auctions regularly include work by the recognized masters of the 20th and 21st centuries. Works by Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Sam Gilliam, and Louise Nevelson, among others, represent the wide range of successful offerings at Skinner’s recent sales.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9 | 10AM-4PM
Meet with Skinner experts Stuart Slavid and Robin Starr at the Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens for a verbal evaluation and possible consignment of your fine art and antiques. The cost for verbal appraisal is $10 for one item or three items for $25. All proceeds will go towards the Museum. Please call the Museum at 951-845-2626 for an appointment, walk-ins will be contingent upon availability.… Read More
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
Renowned for his large-scale sculptures, Henry Moore (British, 1898-1986) was also a prolific draughtsman, producing nearly 7,500 drawings over the course of his career. He made these drawings for a variety of purposes: as works of art in their own rights, as preparatory sketches for sculptures or prints, as nature studies, or as studies of the works of other artists. Moore made the drawing Reclining Figures, 1948-50, with the intention of using it as a study for a future print.… Read More
Whenever I have my hands really into staging a furniture and decorative arts auction in the Marlborough preview and auction rooms, I am always thrilled to find how effective hanging the artwork at the end of the process can be in tying the whole look of the room together. One day there are barren walls around some furniture, and the next day well balanced, inviting and richly decorated rooms emerge. That’s the reason why, when I moved into my freshman dorm room, one of the first things I did was go out and buy colorful posters for my walls.… Read More