Tag Archives: prints

The Resurgence of Relief Printing in Early 20th Century America: Woodcuts

Relief prints use the raised relief of a printing matrix, such as a block of wood, to carry the ink to make prints.  A rubber stamp is essentially a relief print.  If you made prints as a kindergartener by carving a potato with a plastic knife, you have made a relief print.  Woodcut is the oldest printmaking technique and was popular in both Asia and in Europe.  It predates the year 1,000 AD. 

In Western art, as early as the 16th century printmakers like Albrecht Dürer saw the short comings of the technique, compared to the slightly newer technique of engraving and intaglio printing.… Read More

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

The Prints of Pop

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

Skinner $3M May Fine Art Auction, leads with Scenes of Winter

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.

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Early States & Trial Proofs: A Window into the Mind of the Artist

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

Greenwich Talk & Fine Art Consignment Day | March 2019

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

Chatham Consignment Day | March 13

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.

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Modern & Contemporary Art Consignment Days | NY & NJ

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.

Skinner’s Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist, Kate Leland, will be in the New York and New Jersey area March 7 and 8.Read More

Southern California Consignment Days | March 2019

 

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

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

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