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5 Questions with Skinner Fine Art Specialist Robin S.R. Starr

Robin heads American & European Works of Art, one of Skinner’s most active and important specialty departments, conducting three major auctions annually and contributing artwork to other department sales. In this key role she oversees a staff of specialists who appraise and catalog prints, paintings, sculpture, photographs and works on paper for a wide variety of Skinner clients, including arts and cultural institutions, estates, major collectors, and private individuals. Outside of her role at Skinner, Starr is a major contributor to the success of Boston’s thriving arts and culture community.Read More

Hidden Treasures: Skinner Appraisal Day at the Currier Museum of Art

Hidden Treasures: Skinner Appraisal Day

 

Sunday, April 8 | Manchester | 10-3PM

  Robin Starr, Chris Barber, and Kaitlin Shinnick from Skinner will be at the Currier Museum of Art’s Appraisal Day in Manchester, NH.  Set an appointment to bring up to three in total works of art, antiques, or jewelry for a verbal appraisal and evaluation of each object. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind fundraiser event go directly to supporting the Currier, ensuring we can continue to bring you inventive exhibitions, thoughtful public programming, fun events and, of course, world class art.

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Mt. Kearsarge Annual Fundraiser | November 3 & 4

The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will be hosting their Annual Fundraiser with  Antiques Appraisal Events on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, 2017.

On Friday, November 3rd, participants will enjoy a Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers event called “What’s It Worth?”  This event is both entertaining and educational for those interested in the history and the value of antiques. You may bring 3 treasures to the museum for evaluation and verbal appraisal! … Read More

From Obscure to Iconic: The Flowers of Andy Warhol

[Detail] Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Flowers/A Portfolio of Ten Works, Suite of 10 screenprints 1970 (Lot 70, $400,000-$600,000)

This article is featured in the Journal of the Print World, January 2016 issue.

“Andy Warhol is best known for his iconic subject matter: Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, and Elvis Presley. His paintings marry these motifs with screenprinting to express the commercial nature of his work; its manufacture over its customized production.… Read More

ZaoWou-Ki in the Journal of the Print World

As a regular contributor to theJournal of the Print World I have had the opportunity to explore a broad range of topics of my choosing. These are often based on the works that we’ve offered here at Skinner:  some of the ones that I’ve found especially interesting. January’s  Journal of the Print World issue features several articles related to printmaking in China. On that theme, I’ve examined the career of ZaoWou-Ki, a Chinese artist who spent most of his career in France. … Read More

November 4 | First Tuesdays in Marlborough

Robin Starr

Fine Art Consignment Days

Please join us for our monthly consignment event. Specialists from the Fine Art department will provide complimentary verbal appraisals for paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, and photography.

Fresh-to-Market American & European Art on the Auction Block at Skinner, September 19

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925), Study of a Man’s Head, c. 1878 (Lot 416, Estimate $200,000-$300,000)

BOSTON, MA – September 2, 2014 On Friday, September 19, 2014, Skinner, Inc.  will host an exceptional two-part auction, kicking off at 12PM with American & European Prints & Photography, and continuing at 4PM with American & European Works of Art featuring Paintings & Sculpture. The auctions feature a strong selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, and works on paper ranging from the Old Master prints through modern and contemporary offerings.… Read More

How to Properly Display Prints, Photography, and Works on Paper

Don’t do this at home! A good place for plants is not a good place for watercolors. Keep works on paper out of the sun.

Works on paper are fickle, not unlike some people. We all (both people and works on paper) thrive in similar environments. The proper conditions not only keep us comfortable; they also keep us healthy. The same is true for works on paper. The wrong environment can lead to faded or damaged artwork. These tips will help you take care of your works on paper so you can enjoy them for a long time.… Read More

April Consignment Days in New England

Meet with Skinner appraiser Victoria Bratberg, Director of Fine Jewelry

Portland, Maine

Tuesday, April 8, 11AM – 4PM

REGISTER FOR PORTLAND

Maine Historical Society

489 Congress Street

Portland, ME 04101

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Thursday, April 10, 10AM – 4PM

REGISTER FOR PORTSMOUTH

Discover Portsmouth

10 Middle Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Reserve a consignment evaluation with a Skinner fine jewelry, fine art, or silver specialist.… Read More

Welcome to Coral Gables! Our Grand Opening Party

Known as “The City Beautiful,” Coral Gables “stands out as a rare pearl in South Florida.” Founded in 1899 by George Merrick, a Massachusetts native, Coral Gables exhibits the design aesthetics of enlightened urban planning from the turn of the last century.  Wide, palm-lined avenues, beautiful public green spaces, and monumental buildings combine with the Mediterranean Revival style inspired by cities like Seville and Cartagena.… Read More

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