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
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MARLBOROUGH, MA – July 5, 2018 – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce a Tribal Art online auction, with bidding open through July 11, 2018. With a breadth of material spanning the globe; tribal cultures from American Indian, pre-Columbian, African, Oceanic, South-East Asian, and more are available for bidding in an online auction format.
The Tribal Art online auction includes significant artifacts from including Inuit and Northwest Coast tribal groups; from the Amazon; a large number from Africa ranging from ceremonial face masks, figures, weapons and jewelry; a large Oceanic contingent of material from New Guinea jewelry to Polynesian pre-contact stone tools and weapons; and a group of Pre-Columbian ceramic figures and vessels.… Read More
Presents art and artifacts from Africa to the Great Plains, the tundra to the tropics
The allure of non-Western art and artifacts for early modernist artists such as Picasso and Matisse is well known. Ethnic creations continue to have the same appeal for collectors around the world.
This auction features significant African art, painstakingly acquired over many years by connoisseurs with deep scholarly insight. Many other cultures are represented as well.… Read More
Join us for an informal tour of auction highlights
Reception: 5:30PM Gallery Walk: 6PM
Join specialist Michael R. Evans from our American Indian & Ethnographic department for an informal tour of highlights for the May 5th auction of 380 lots of impressive examples of American Indian & Ethnographic craftsmanship. All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.… Read More
This auction ranges from prehistoric to present day, American Indian to African tribal, the Pacific to the Caribbean. The sale takes place on Saturday, December 2 at 10 AM at Skinner’s Boston gallery, 63 Park Plaza. Previews will be held on Thursday, November 30, 12 PM to 5 PM; Friday, December 1, 12 PM to 7 PM; and Saturday, December 2, 8 AM to 9:30 AM.
Several important collections are featured, as well as numerous rarities and oddities. Douglas Deihl, department director, sums up: “The auction has great material with broad appeal and excellent provenance, offered at reasonable estimates.”
Among the most notable pieces are two American Indian textiles at the intersection of folk art and history:
BOSTON, MA (November 20, 2017) – Michael Evans joins Skinner as the new Director of Tribal Arts. He brings global experience of many kinds to one of the most international of Skinner’s specialty departments, which offers a rich variety of art, artifacts, and decorative objects from American Indian, African, Inuit, Oceanic and Asian tribal cultures.
Evans was born and raised in New Zealand, where he completed his undergraduate and graduate studies with a concentration in art history.… Read More