Friday, July 30, 2010

Salvador Dali's Fame Soars to New Heights


Salvador Dali, Delta plane, High Museum of Art
Photo via ArtDaily.org
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta is taking the promotion of their upcoming exhibit to new heights. The signature mustache of surrealist Salvador Dali has been painted on a domestic Delta 757 to announce Dalí: The Late Work, opening August 7. The exhibit will reevaluate the last half of the artist's career through a showcase of more than 115 paintings, drawings and prints.

Read the full posting at the Park West Gallery Art Blog.

Learn all about the Park West Dali Collection.

QUIZ: Are You More Like Picasso? Or Degas?


Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, artist quiz
Take the Quiz!
Are you more like Picasso? Or Degas? Or are you a blend of both artists—a so-called Degasso? The Clark museum in Massachusetts is asking in a fun little artist quiz they've developed to promote their new exhibition, Picasso Looks at Degas.

Take the quiz and learn more about the exhibit at the Park West Gallery Art Blog.

And visit the Park West Picasso Collection website for more information.

New Art Blog Series: 'Mitsie's Memories'


"For over 30 years, Albert and I have traveled here and abroad and have had the good fortune to meet with many of our artists, not only on a business level, but on a personal level. Recently, I was documenting many of the photos from our trips for our Marketing Department when they asked if I would like to share the photos and memories with our clients..." —Mitsie Scaglione

Albert Scaglione, Mitsie Scaglione, Park West Gallery, Marcel Mouly
Albert (left) and Mitsie Scaglione (right) visiting Marcel Mouly’s (center) studio.
©Park West Gallery, 2010
The introduction above was written by guest author Mitsie Scaglione, the wife of Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione, who has so graciously offered to share her personal memories with us and all of you. A Tribute to Marcel Mouly is the first installment of this new blog series—Mitsie's Memories—and is posted in full at the Park West Gallery Art Blog.

Thank you Mitsie! We look forward to reading more of your stories in the near future...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Dominic Pangborn!


Park West Gallery wishes
Dominic Pangborn
a VERY Happy Birthday!!

To celebrate, we've posted some fun facts about Pangborn at the Park West Gallery Art Blog. And to learn even more about the artist, visit Park West's Dominic Pangborn microsite. Enjoy!

Dominic Pangborn, Park West Gallery
Dominic Pangborn, "Looking at You IV" (2007). Park West Gallery Collection.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Park West CARES



Throughout the summer of 2010, as part of its Park West CARES initiative, Park West Gallery will be donating items of clothing and merchandise to community organizations in southeast Michigan. Over 3,500 articles of new clothing will be donated locally during July and August to HAVEN of Oakland County, Grace Centers of Hope, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Covenant House, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries and Vista Maria.

The first local Michigan donation was made on Friday, July 23rd to HAVEN located in Pontiac, Michigan.

To read more about this initiative, visit the Park West Art Blog.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Peter Max on What It Means to Be an Artist


Peter Max
Better World III
Park West Gallery collection
© Peter Max 1999

Peter Max, world renowned pop artist, shares his thoughts with Lance Heft of PBS on what it means to be an artist.

Peter Max is one of the most important artists of our time. He evolved from a visionary pop artist of the 1960’s to a master of neo-expressionism, and his techniques of vibrant color have become a part of the contemporary American culture.

If you have artistic aspirations, or are curious what it means to be an artist, you’ll find this interview very interesting.  The full PBS interview will air this fall.

To watch a clip of this interview, visit the Park West Gallery Art Blog.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Defining Beauty: Albrecht Dürer at the Morgan


Albrecht Dürer, detail from “Abduction on Horseback” (1516).

Currently on display at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City is an exhibit of extraordinary drawings by renowned master artist, Albrecht Durer. Included in the exhibit are prints and treatises by the famed German draftsman, painter and writer.

Dürer tirelessly promoted drawing as a medium, creating works of exceptional beauty and remarkable technical skill. The exhibition demonstrates the variety and dynamism of his draftsmanship.

To learn more please visit the Park West Gallery Art Blog.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Park West Artist Andrew Bone’s Life-Size Creation


Park West Gallery artist Andrew Bone
Park West Gallery artist Andrew Bone has accomplished an incredible and unheard of creative feat with his recent life-size painting of a charging elephant. With the canvas spanning an incredible 54” x 95”, Bone explains that he had to make “fundamental changes” to his studio to create such a powerful masterpiece. “Everything went on wheels to get from one end of the painting to another, the brushes got bigger and the canvas had to be hung on a bar in order to move it off the easel when I was not working on it.”

Andrew Bone's work has always captured his immense respect and awe for the animals of South Africa.  This is no different.  Bone has said that one should not "paint it unless you've studied it, been chased by it, or done something to save it."

“Andrew was actually charged by this bull in the wild, and he captured the energy of that dramatic moment so powerfully,” said Park West Gallery director Morris Shapiro. “I don’t know if an artist has ever painted a life-size elephant head before, but I doubt it.”

To see this amazing accomplishment and to learn about the wildife master and his upcoming “arduous” adventure on the Zambezi River, visit the Park West Gallery Art Blog.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Part Three of the Rembrandt House Tour is Here!


Rembrandt van Rijn
'Joseph Telling His Dreams'
Park West Gallery Collection

View the final installment of the Rembrandt House Tour with Park West Gallery director Morris Shapiro and President Marc Scaglione. In what is probably the most informative of all three series, you will get a glimpse into the actual tools and materials Rembrandt used four hundred years ago.

Although etchings were not Rembrandt's best-known works, the artist created more than 300 images during his lifetime—often revisiting the same etching time and again to perfect its execution. His work influenced some of the most renowned print makers in history—including Goya, Whistler, Chagall and Picasso—yet none, save perhaps Picasso, managed to eclipse his virtuosity in the medium.

To view the Rembrandt House series of this tour, visit the
Park West Gallery Art Blog.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rockwell Collections of Lucas and Spielberg


[Photo credit: CBS] Director George Lucas stands in front of Norman Rockwell’s “Shadow Artist” (1912)
An exhibition featuring the private art collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg is on view through January 2, 2011 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Entitled Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, this event will showcase the filmmakers’ 57 major Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings.

To learn more about this exhibit visit the
Park West Gallery Art Blog

Monday, July 12, 2010

Park West Has Another Kinkade Winner!


A Quiet Evening, Thomas Kinkade, Park West Gallery

Bryan B. of Katy, TX is our newest winner of a free Thomas Kinkade work. Bryan logged on to the Park West Gallery Thomas Kinkade website and voted for his favorite image, A Quiet Evening, and won!

You can be a winner, too. Simply go to the website and vote for your favorite. Voting is limited to once a day, but you can return as many times as you like. A winner will be drawn at random every Friday.

Keep voting every week…you never know – the next winner could be you!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Romero Britto Wedding Gift on Bravo TV Episode


Romero Britto, Follow Me
A Romero Britto painting “Follow Me” was featured on a recent episode of “Bethenny Getting Married?”, a reality-TV show on the Bravo cable network. The main character, Bethenny Frankel, one of the characters from “Real Housewives of New York”, another reality-TV show from Bravo, sets out on her own series which follows her engagement to Jason Hoppy. In this recent episode, Frankel visits a New York art gallery and buys her fiance a Britto painting as a wedding gift and then presents it to him at their rehearsal dinner.

To see Frankel choosing the “perfect wedding gift” and for more images from this episode, view photos at Bethenny Getting Married? on Bravo.com.

To find more artwork by Romero Britto, visit the Park West Gallery
Romero Britto collection
.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Picasso and Klee Heirs in Historic Meeting


Pablo Picasso's heir Claude Picasso (R), and Alexander Klee (L) heir of the Swiss-German painter Paul Klee

The respective son and grandson of the great master artists Pablo Picasso and Paul Klee met for the first time at an exhibition in Switzerland called “a dream for art historians”. This is a first meeting for the heirs, but the renowned artists had met twice in their lifetimes.

Although the exhibit, which runs until September 26th, illustrates parallels in each artist’s creations, the organizers attempt to highlight the contrast between the two. Klee showed his outward esteem for Picasso in his work “Hommage to Picasso” in 1941 but his grandson is quick to add “Klee was filled with irony but Picasso’s work was something he took very seriously. It’s thought he was slightly afraid of Picasso’s influence.”

To find out more about this historic meeting, read the article here

Friday, July 2, 2010

Coming Soon: the Ann Arbor Art Fairs


Ann Arbor Art Fairs
It’s that time of year again! The 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fairs are rapidly approaching and will be taking place July 21 – 24. The original Ann Arbor Street Art Fair started in 1960 and has since turned into four award-winning art fairs. The fairs will include top local and national artists alike so be sure to check out their offerings if you’re in the Ann Arbor area at the end of July.

For more information on the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, visit the
Park West Gallery Art Blog

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Congratulations to our Second Kinkade Winner


Lakeside Hideaway. Thomas Kinkade. Park West Gallery.Park West Gallery congratulates Barbara S. of Ferndale, WA. Barbara voted for her favorite Thomas Kinkade and won Lakeside Hideaway. You could be our next winner, so don't forget to Vote for Your Favorite Kinkade. You can vote daily and winners are selected every Friday.

Good luck!
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