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Skinner Inc. to host exceptional art and photography sale in Boston


Skinner, Inc. is set to host an exceptional two-part sale featuring prints, photography and paintings from Old Master prints through to Modern and Contemporary artworks.
The Fine Prints and Photographs sale features works by the likes of Salvador Dalí, Georges Braque, Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein.

Top lots include Braque’s 1961 print Oiseau de passage, estimated at $3,000-$5,000; Dalí’s lithograph Drawers of Memory, published in 1965 and priced at $4,000-$6,000; and Robert Motherwell’s 1982 lithograph Lament for Lorca, estimated at $8,000-$12,000.

The highest estimate of the sale is reserved for Roy Lichtenstein’s Reflections on Brushstrokes, a color lithograph with screenprint, woodcut, embossing, and collage on paper from his 1990 Reflections series, which is expected to sell for $20,000-$40,000.

The photography section features notable images such as Alfred Stieglitz’s 1903 photograph of the Flat-iron building in New York, estimated at $2,000-$3,000; ‘Pioneer Mill, Cimarron, New Mexico’ by Ansel Adams, also estimated at $2,000-$3,000; Jim Marshall’s portrait ‘Bob Dylan Kicking Tire, Seventh Avenue, New York City’, priced at $1,200-$1,800; and further works by Arthur Rothstein, Berenice Abbott and Walker Evans.

Amongst the leading highlights of the Fine Paintings & Sculpture sale is a recently rediscovered oil fragment water study by Claude Monet, offered with an estimate of $60,000-$80,000.

It’s just one of several Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works featured in the sale. Further notable European paintings will include Village Street by Maurice de Vlaminck, estimated at $15,000-$25,000; Raoul Dufy’s oil on canvas Régates à Trouville, valued at $120,000-$180,000; Fleurs Variées by Louis Valtat, estimated at $50,000-$75,000; and Le Coq d’Or by Natalia Goncharova, estimated at $25,000-$35,000.

The line-up of American works includes a river valley landscape by the 19th century artist Edmund Darch Lewis, estimated at $20,000-$30,000, and a classic Hudson River view by F.A. Silva valued at $15,000-$20,000.

Both sales take place in Boston on May 13.


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