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Discover Studio Art at Auction, August 21st through 29th

MARLBOROUGH, MA – August 20, 2014 – Skinner is hosting an Online Studio Paintings auction from Thursday, August 21st through Friday, August 29th. Bidders are invited to view all lots in the auction online, or in person at the Skinner Marlborough Gallery on August 26th and 27th.

The online auction features artwork in a variety of media from Old Masters to modern artists. Over 500 landscapes, marine art, portraits, prints, woodcuts, and summer scenes will be offered, along with a collection of Frank Weston Benson prints of birds and sculpture.… Read More

A Visit to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Florida

As much of the Northeast is still waiting for the warmth of spring to encourage the tulips and hyacinths to bloom, thought I would share some Florida flora. The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, located in Coral Gables, is a unique, American treasure and a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is named after one of the most famous plant explorers in history, David Fairchild (1869-1954). Fairchild, known for traveling the world in search of useful plants, was also an educator and scientist.… Read More

Watch a Kinetic Sculpture by David Roy

Kinetic sculptures add a dash of fun to Skinner fine art and design auctions. In June, an outdoor sculpture by artist George Sherwood, titled “Flock of Birds” brought $21,600 — well over the pre-sale estimate.

In our December 7, 2013 20th Century Design auction in Boston, we’re pleased to be offering a piece by David Roy (Lot 536, Estimate $500-$700). The indoor sculpture is on a smaller scale than the Sherwood piece, but with no less charm.… Read More

5 Auction Picks to Bring New Energy to your Living Space

Do you have a room in your home or apartment that needs some new energy? A great piece of furniture, art, or sculpture can go a long way towards revitalizing your living space. If you love great design, and you’re looking to redecorate within a budget, auction provides many unique, well-made, on-trend, and affordable options.

Our upcoming 20th Century Design auction on December 7, 2013 in Boston is the perfect opportunity to jump in and try bidding for yourself.… Read More

Discover the Studio Movement in Boston: Events around the City

Artists of the Studio Movement create furniture, pottery, glass, metalwork, textiles, and jewelry for individual enjoyment rather than mass production. The movement traces its beginnings to the period just after World War II, and I, personally, have been watching the movement develop and mature for more than 30 years.

Over the years, I have had the pleasure to meet many studio artists in person. Knowing and connecting with the person who created a piece provides a fuller experience and understanding of the work.… Read More

Rekindling a Love for Venetian Painting and Sculpture

I am a specialist in photography, but a recent trip to Venice, Italy, took me back to my art historical roots. In fact, my interest in the field started in high school when one of my teachers introduced me to the early Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. While in Venice, I visited the Biennale, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Gallerie dell’Accademia—all wonderful—but it was a chance encounter with the Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari that reminded me why I chose a career in the art world at such a young age.… Read More

Auction to Feature Important European and Continental Collections
The Bent Family Collection and The Harry A. Root Jr. Collection will be offered in the July sale

BOSTON, Mass. – June 20, 2013Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts on July 12th and 13th in its Boston gallery. Session I of the two-day sale opens with The Bent Family Collection: Furniture and Decorative Arts from Quattro Venti. Session II features sculpture, pottery, and porcelain and presents The Harry A.Read More

Watch George Sherwood Kinetic Sculptures in Action

In December 2012, a collection of garden sculpture attracted interested bidders from across the country. “Placed into the right natural environment, a garden sculpture can become something more than just an interesting form. It becomes an extension of nature and may even take on a personality that changes with the seasons,” wrote department director Jane Prentiss.

That personality is even more apparent when the sculpture moves!… Read More

European Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction Grosses Over $1.5 Million

The April 6, 2013 European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction featuring Fine Silver and The Fletcher Collection of Imperial Russia grossed $1.5 million and saw record levels of participation on the new SkinnerLive! online biding platform.

Auction to Feature The Fletcher Collection of Imperial Russia
Faberge Gilded Silver and Enamel Napkin Rings

The April 6, 2013 European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction in Boston features the Fletcher Collection of Imperial Russia along with fine silver, ceramics, and bronze, marble and alabaster sculpture.

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