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Art as an (Emotional) Investment

In art, today’s ‘hot’ is tomorrow’s ‘not’

Stocks, bonds, real estate: Mention the word “investment,” and these are the categories that immediately come to mind. Other possibilities are considered, too, as people look to diversify, to build and safeguard wealth. These days, with headlines about record prices for all forms of artwork, from Old Master paintings to an NFT – or non-fungible token, the digital world’s answer to a provenance on paper – of a Banksy creation (it proved to be a $366,000 hoax), the idea of art as an investment keeps coming up.… Read More

Martha’s Vineyard Memories

Two works in Skinner’s September 27 Fine Paintings & Sculpture auction will surely please lovers of Martha’s Vineyard: a view of Menemsha Pond by Thomas Hart Benton (Lot 306) and Dinghies at a Shallow Mooring by Loïs Mailou Jones (Lot 321). Both artists had enduring ties with the island and were influenced by the island’s landscape and culture, even though their reputations were largely built elsewhere.

Benton’s affection for Martha’s Vineyard may not be as familiar to many art lovers as are his ties to Missouri and the Midwest.… Read More

Skinner Features Fresh-to-Market Works during American & European Art Auctions, September 11th

BOSTON, MA – August 26, 2015 On September 11th, Skinner, Inc. will host two outstanding auctions of American & European Works of Art, beginning at 12PM with a superb range of Fine Prints & Photographs, and followed by an excellent selection of Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4 PM. An accompanying online-only auction of Fine Art, covering sculpture, prints, paintings, and photographs, will take place from September 2nd through 15th.… Read More