Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Park West Gallery Holiday Sale Collection 2010-11

Park West Gallery Holiday Sale, Fine Art Collection
Fine artwork, sports memorabilia, Japanese woodcuts, coffee table books, animation and jewelry treasures make perfect Holiday gifts

SOUTHFIELD, MI (November 29, 2010) — The holiday season is in full swing, and Park West Gallery has put together its Holiday Sale Collection with the discerning shopper in mind. Now through January 9, a wide selection of fine art by leading artists, sports memorabilia, Japanese woodcuts, animation and designer jewelry will be offered at prices reduced by as much as 45%. These sale prices include your choice of custom framing, a Park West Gallery appraisal, and free shipping anywhere in the Continental U.S.

More than 400 works from some of the world’s greatest artists are featured in this special collection, including Old and Modern Masters: Rembrandt van Rijn, Pablo Picasso, Francisco Goya and Marc Chagall, as well as Contemporary Artists: Peter Max, Yaacov Agam, Dominic Pangborn, Romero Britto, Simon Bull, Linda Le Kinff, Marcus Glenn, and Itzchak Tarkay. A variety of mediums are available, ranging from oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors and drawings, to hand-signed limited edition etchings, lithographs, serigraphs and hand-embellished graphic works.

The Park West Gallery Holiday Sale Collection is currently being featured at our Michigan gallery. Visitors to our showrooms can enter a drawing for a free framed work of art—a seriolithograph in color on paper titled “Morning Social,” signed in the plate by contemporary artist Itzchak Tarkay.

Park West Gallery Holiday Sale, Fine Art Collection
“Morning Social” by Itzchak Tarkay | Park West Gallery Collection
Park West Gallery is located at 29469 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Michigan. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm; Saturday 11am – 6 pm. Knowledgeable art consultants are ready to assist callers toll-free at 800.521.9654 x 4 or via email at sales@parkwestgallery.com.

View the Holiday Sale Collection at sales.parkwestgallery.com

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Art of Schaefer/Miles: Park West Gallery Artist Series

Wendy Schaefer-Miles, Kevin Miles, Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection
“Beautiful Walkway” by Schaefer/Miles | Park West Gallery Collection
The Park West Gallery Artist Video Series presents: The Collaborative Paintings of Schaefer/Miles

Wendy Schaefer-Miles and Kevin D. Miles are the married painting duo Schaefer/Miles. She’s right-handed, he’s left-handed, and working together they create radiant contemporary American landscape paintings in a style inspired by Impressionism. In a video exclusive, Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro talks to the collaborative painters about their unique artistic relationship.

Artwork selections from the Schaefer/Miles collection are available for purchase through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! A Park West Gallery Fine Art Slideshow

Alfred Gockel, Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection
“Magic in the Kitchen” by Alfred Gockel | Park West Gallery Collection
What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving season? We’re quite thankful to be able to share Park West Gallery′s extensive collection of fine artwork with all of you! In fact, the Park West Gallery bloggers had great fun cooking up a Thanksgiving-themed fine art slideshow for your holiday enjoyment — who says you can’t eat with your eyes?!

From the Park West Gallery Family to yours,
Happy Thanksgiving!

Continue to the Thanksgiving Fine Art Slideshow at the Park West Gallery Art Blog >>

Monday, November 22, 2010

Art Auctioneer Series: Married Life at Sea

Park West Gallery, Plymouth Auctioneering, cruise ship art auctions at sea
Art auctioneers Daniel and Jaclyn DuPont. 
As a married couple, one of the many benefits of working as Art Auctioneers representing Park West Gallery on cruise ships is that we are able to work, travel and live together. Not many couples can say they love what they do, experience what we have experienced, and do all of these things together.

We have been married for three years now and by working as Art Auctioneers representing Park West Gallery, we have had the opportunity to travel the world. We’ve visited over 100 countries during the past few years and the experiences we have gained through our travels are immeasurable.

Here are just some of our memorable moments: walking on the Great Wall of China, climbing the Pyramids in Egypt, going on a safari in Africa, exploring Moi on Easter Island, seeing an opera at the Sydney Opera House, visiting Petra (one of the new Wonders of the World), taking a gondola ride in Venice, watching the Pope give Mass at the Vatican, standing at the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and dog sledding in Alaska...

A Whole New World of Opportunity
As a global leader in the Fine Art industry, Park West Gallery maintains art galleries aboard cruise ships throughout the world and produces thousands of live art auctions per year. If you are interested in the opportunity to join our team of Art Auction Sales Professionals, please visit Plymouth Auctioneering at www.plymouthauctioneering.com.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Victor Spahn, the Painter of Movement

Victor Spahn, Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection
"Danse a L'Opera de Paris" by Victor Spahn | Park West Gallery Collection
French artist Victor Spahn has earned himself a designation as “the Painter of Movement” because of his extraordinary ability to seize ephemeral moments in his artwork. Browse through the Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection, and even the casual observer will notice the Impressionist quality of Victor Spahn’s technique and the emotion he’s able to convey with his brushstrokes.

Click through to the Park West Gallery Art Blog to see a wonderful montage of Victor Spahn’s dynamic artwork and watch exclusive footage of the painter at work in his studio.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse, Disney, Park West Gallery, animation art

Happy 82nd birthday Mickey Mouse!

On November 18, 1928, Mickey made his official debut in Steamboat Willie at a premier in New York. The short film was Walt Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated cartoon.

Image: “Bashful Mickey” by David Willardson. ©Collectors Editions. All rights reserved. ©Disney.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

KPIC CBS 4 News: Douglas High School Art Program Gets Donation

Dominic Pangborn, Albert Scaglione, Park West Gallery
Douglas High School Art Program Gets Donation
WINSTON, Ore. (KPIC CBS 4 News)—The Douglas High School art department got a big gift Monday morning, when they received a donation of art and books from Park West Gallery out of Southfield, Michigan. It was all thanks to the friendship that was struck between Winston Mayor Rex Stevens and a renowned artist.

Art students and faculty members from the high school were on hand to see the donation, which included 20 works created by Park West artists.

Mayor Stevens says they told the founder and CEO of Park West, Albert Scaglione, about the successful art program at Douglas High School, and of the fiscal challenges facing the school district. Scaglione was impressed that a small, tight budgeted district would still place an emphasis on the arts.

News Radio 1240 KQEN Reports on Park West Gallery Fine Art Donation

Dominic Pangborn, Park West Gallery
News Radio 1240 KQEN (Nov. 15, 2010)—The Public Schools in Winston received a large donation of art in a special ceremony this morning.

Park West Gallery in Southfield, Michigan has donated 20 works by Park West artists as well as art books. International artist Dominic Pangborn presented the city of Winston with a work he created especially for the town...

Continue to full article at The Park West Gallery Art Blog »

Park West Gallery Fine Art Donation in The News-Review of Oregon

Dominic Pangborn, Park West Gallery
Dominic Pangborn stands beside the tiger painting he created and donated to the city of Winston.
Pangborn has also designed a new city logo that depicts another large cat, a cheetah.
Photo credit: Kathy Korengel I/The News-Review
Winston gets new logo, painting
WINSTON, Ore. (NRtoday.com)–An internationally known artist has donated a painting to the city and redesigned the city’s logo. The colorful abstract painting by Dominic Pangborn was unveiled Monday at a Winston City Council meeting.
Pangborn, a Michigan resident, was present at the unveiling. He said he was born in Korea and in 1962 came to Jackson, Mich., a city very similar in size to Winston. “It was almost like walking into my own hometown,” Pangborn said of arriving in Winston. He become interested in Winston after meeting Winston Mayor Rex Stevens and his wife, Gail, in September.
Pangborn’s visit was part of an all-day event prompted by a recent gift. The chief executive officer of a Michigan-based art gallery donated 20 pieces of framed art and a set of art books to Douglas High School.

Albert Scaglione, CEO of Park West Gallery, offered the works of art to the city after meeting the Stevenses in September. Park West Gallery, which has galleries in Michigan and Florida, has donated art and art books to communities in those two states and throughout the world.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MSNBC.com Features Park West Gallery Fine Art, Book Donation

Park West Gallery, MSNBC, KMTR News
Photo credit: Chris McKee/KMTR-TV
Major art donation brings free paintings to Douglas High, new Winston logo
WINSTON, Ore. (MSNBC.com)–Thousands of dollars worth of free paintings are being donated to Douglas High School in Winston and the city is getting a new logo all from efforts by a Michigan based art gallery. Park West Gallery of Southfield, Michigan unveiled the paintings Monday, November 15, 2010, at Douglas High.

Twenty paintings in all, valued at around 20 to 30-thousand dollars are being donated to the high school’s art department. Many of the paintings are original and professionally framed. The gallery also donated several art books to the school. Students will get permanent access to the paintings and books to study them as part of their art classes at the high school.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fall for the Colors of Autumn [Art Slideshow]

autumn, fall, fine art collection, Park West Gallery
“The Fall” by Shkelqim Dani | Park West Gallery Collection
The vibrant colors of autumn are admired by many, especially fine artists. And since Park West Gallery is located in Michigan, we have the distinct advantage of enjoying the changing colors of the season. If you don’t share the same geographic advantage, or you happen to find the colors of autumn as inspiring as we do, we’ve got a treat for you! We scoured the Park West Gallery Collection and selected some of our favorite fall-themed artwork for a slideshow.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dalí + Disney = Destino

Park West Gallery, Destino, Salvador Dali, Walt Disney
"Destino #81 - Set 4" | Park West Gallery Collection
In the late 1990s, Roy E. Disney, Walt Disney’s nephew, discovered the paintings and storyboards for the unfinished Destino collaboration film between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali. Roy decided to reprise the film and it became one of his greatest and most passionate projects. In addition to completing the film, a series of graphic works were created from the Dali artwork to commemorate the project and allow collectors to enjoy an added dimension to the unprecedented collaboration.

On November 5, 2010, the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation in Figueres, Spain, opened a new exhibit highlighting the works of Destino.

Read the full article about Dalí + Disney = Destino at The Park West Gallery Art Blog »
Park West Gallery is proud to have been selected to represent the Destino artworks published by Collector’s Editions and to be able to bring these sought after and historically unique works to collectors worldwide. Learn more about the Park West Gallery Destino Collection »

Thursday, November 11, 2010

An Artistic Salute to Our Veterans

Park West Gallery, Tim Yanke, Yanke Doodle
“Freedom is never free.” —Anonymous

Happy Veterans Day! Today we salute all of the men and women who have so bravely fought for our freedom. American abstract artist Tim Yanke recently paid tribute to our veterans, when he presented his largest ever Yanke Doodle painting to a Park West Gallery collector—a gentleman who also happens to have served in Vietnam. In the video segment, the artist discusses his inspiration for creating this particular work of art, and the collector talks about what the painting means to him…

Artwork selections from the Tim Yanke collection are available for purchase through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions at sea. Visit the Park West Gallery Yanke Fine Art Collection to learn more.

Park West Gallery Donates Art Books to Lake Geneva Public Library

Lake Geneva Public Library, Park West Gallery, Albert Scaglione, art books
Lake Geneva Public Library in Wisconsin. Photo credit: kongtemplation/flickr
LAKE GENEVA, WI — Park West Gallery, located in Southfield, Michigan, is extending its philanthropic Park West Gallery CARES initiative in an effort to support communities nationwide. Its first donation outside of Michigan and Florida, where Park West Gallery offices are located, consisted of a collection of art books made to the Lake Geneva Public Library located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

“In our 42 years of business, Park West Gallery has always been philanthropically engaged in our home states of Michigan and Florida, and we are excited about extending those efforts to communities all across the country,” said Albert Scaglione, founder and CEO of Park West Gallery. “Lake Geneva is a beautiful town with a thriving art scene. It is obvious that organizations like the Lake Geneva Public Library strongly promote the arts, humanities, and arts education, and it is a privilege for us to support the citizens of Lake Geneva and the library in this way. We look forward to working with this community again in the future...”

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Taking the Time to Appreciate Art

Park West Gallery, Marcus Glenn
“Gossipin’ in the Gallery about Marcel Mouly” by Marcus Glenn
Park West Gallery′s mission has always been to bring the joy of art collecting to everyone. In other words, it is our belief that you don’t have to be an art expert or a scholar to appreciate a work of art. What makes the experience so incredible is that it is, in fact, subjective — everyone brings their own points of view to the table (or to the wall, as the case may be), and everyone has their own ideas about which artwork deserves their time and appreciation.

Does an abstract painting deserve more or less of your time and appreciation than a realistic landscape? What about an old masterwork, like a Durer or a Goya, vs. a more contemporary artist, like a Picasso or a Miro? Is there a specific work of art that you could spend hours, days or even a lifetime staring at? Does a particular work of art speak to you? What does it say?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Vanishing Visual Miracles: The Art of Igor Medvedev

Igor Medvedev, Park West Gallery
“Fuengirola, Spain” by Igor Medvedev | Park West Gallery Collection
The Park West Gallery Artist Video Series presents: The Vanishing Visual Miracles of Igor Medvedev. In the video, Igor Medvedev discusses the meaning behind his work and the importance of developing a dynamic composition in each painting.

Medvedev says that every artist is ultimately confronted with two decisions —what to paint, and how to paint it. The process by which he was able to answer those questions for himself provides compelling insight into the artist and his works. Medvedev admirers won’t want to miss this!

And after you watch the video, be sure to visit the Park West Gallery Artist Biographies to learn more about Igor Medvedev and view his artwork.

Artwork selections from the Igor Medvedev collection are available for purchase through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions at sea. Visit the Park West Gallery/Medvedev Fine Art Collection to learn more.

Watch more exclusive videos featuring your favorite artists at the Park West Gallery YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

An Election Day Tribute to Norman Rockwell

Today is Election Day in the United States; it is a day when Americans will flock to the polls and exercise their freedom to vote for their favorite political candidates.

“Election Day” by Norman Rockwell.
October 30, 1948 cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
Perhaps no other artist is more closely associated with depicting the freedom of the American spirit than Norman Rockwell. His illustrations evoke messages of family, equality, tolerance, love of country and imagination.

(Learn more about Norman Rockwell at Park West Gallery Artist Biographies.)

Much has been written about Norman Rockwell, but the best way to really experience his message is to look at his body of work. Visit the Park West Gallery Art Blog to watch a video segment showing a terrific montage of Rockwell’s famous cover illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post, all set to the swingin’ sounds of Benny Goodman, another American original. Please enjoy! (And remember to get out and vote!)

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Through association with the Norman Rockwell Licensing Company (the estate of the artist) and Curtis Publishing (owner of the copyrights of The Saturday Evening Post artwork), Park West Gallery has been able in recent years to bring new and exceptional collecting opportunities for Norman Rockwell artworks to enthusiastic collectors. For more information, please call 800-521-9654 x 4 or email sales@parkwestgallery.com

Monday, November 1, 2010

Marc Chagall’s America Windows Open to the Public

Marc Chagall. America Windows, 1977. A gift of Marc Chagall, City of Chicago, and the Auxiliary Board, commemorating the American bicentennial in memory of Mayor Richard J.Daley.
© 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Have you ever seen the classic 80s movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? (“Anyone? Anyone?”) If so, try to recall that famous montage, showing Ferris, Sloan and Cameron spending part of their afternoon at the art museum. You might recognize the magnificent stained glass windows (pictured above) from that popular scene in the film. Over the last five years, visitors of the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) may have been disappointed to learn that Marc Chagall’s America Windows were removed from display — until today.

On November 1, following an intensive period of conservation treatment and archival research, Marc Chagall's stunning stained glass windows returned on public display. Visit the Park West Gallery Art Blog to see a video that takes you behind the scenes at the AIC, where you'll learn about the history, conservation and reinstallation of Marc Chagall’s America Windows.

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Marc Chagall was one of the 20th Century’s greatest Masters, creating unique works in virtually every artistic medium–paintings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine art prints.

The Park West Gallery Chagall collection ranks among the world’s largest and finest in quality. If you are a collector, enthusiast or interested in learning more about the artist, please visit the Park West Gallery Chagall website at www.parkwest-chagall.com.

Park West Gallery Video Series: Harley Artist Scott Jacobs

Scott Jacobs, Harley-Davidson, Park West Gallery
"Life is a Cabernet" by Scott Jacobs
Park West Gallery Collection
The Park West Gallery Artist Video Series presents: The Art of Scott Jacobs. In this segment, Scott Jacobs talks about becoming the first officially licensed Harley-Davidson artist and his recent collaborations with the estates of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.

Jacobs says that depending on the size, his photo-realistic paintings can take more than one hundred hours to complete—and he uses a brush the size of a pencil point!

After you watch the video, check out the artist’s works in the Park West Gallery Collection online (and be sure to click the zoom button feature to see all of the intricate details).

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