Wednesday, December 29, 2010

St. Petersburg Times Features Park West Gallery CARES Event


St. Petersburg Times (December 2010)Marko Mavrovich, an artist who has roots in Croatia, gave an art presentation to participants in the Family Resources Youth Arts Corps program, stressing the discipline of continual practice and the need to become inspired every day through painting, preparing a canvas, even rearranging a work space.

Kimberly White is the corps’ program director; Mavrovich is represented by Park West Gallery in Southfield, Mich.

Olympic Artist Hua Chen: Park West Gallery Artist Series


Hua Chen, Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection
“Ballet I” by Hua Chen | Park West Gallery Collection
Park West Gallery Artist Series Presents: Olympic Artist Hua Chen
In a Park West Gallery exclusive, Olympic artist Hua Chen talks about his artistic background and education in China. He says that Degas is among the artists who most inspire him. Chen also explains how the style and grace of gymnastics and ballet have so profoundly influenced his work.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Top 10 Art Stories of 2010: The Year in Review


Steve Bloom, Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection
“Champagne” by Steve Bloom | Park West Gallery Collection
The New Year is just days away, but before we say goodbye to 2010 and raise our glasses to ring in 2011, the Park West Gallery bloggers decided to take a look back at some of our most popular art stories from the last twelve months.

Today, the Park West Gallery Blog boasts a whopping 700+ postings — a good portion of which were published during the last year. Using some trusty analytics, we’ve compiled a list of the most-viewed art stories posted on “The Official Blog of Park West Gallery” in 2010.

And now, for your reading pleasure…

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Park West Gallery EPIC Retrospective Features Acclaimed Artists and Rare Works of Art


cruise art auction, Park West Gallery, Norwegian EPIC
Park West Gallery art auction aboard the NCL EPIC. Photo copyright ©Park West Gallery. All rights reserved.
Previously unreleased artwork unveiled to the public for the first time in decades, world-renowned artists in attendance during exclusive art collector’s cruise

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Park West Gallery, now in its 42nd year as a leading fine art dealer, recently curated a landmark retrospective featuring never-before-seen artwork by world-renowned artists – Yaacov Agam, Csaba Markus and Igor Medvedev. The retrospective was unveiled before one hundred Park West Gallery VIP collectors aboard Norwegian Epic, during its December 4-11, 2010 sailing. Original paintings, one-of-a-kind drawings and limited-edition graphic works were released from the archives and offered for sale.

Hosted aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Park West Gallery’s EPIC retrospective highlighted some of the finest artwork ever produced by artists Yaacov Agam, Csaba Markus and Igor Medvedev. Much of the artwork was kept in the private collection of the artists, previously unseen by the public and unavailable to collectors for decades – until now.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Park West Gallery Winter Fine Art Slideshow


Montmartre un Jour de Neige by Jean-Claude Picot, Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection
“Montmartre un Jour de Neige” by Jean-Claude Picot | Park West Gallery
Oh, the weather outside is frightful.
But fine art is so delightful.
And since we’ve got a winter slideshow,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Tuesday, December 21, marks the official start of winter this year… brrrrr…! So while we’re all just trying to stay warm until the spring, let’s remember to appreciate the beauty that this chilly season can inspire. We searched through the Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection and selected some winter-themed art highlights that we hope will give you the warm and fuzzies!


And for great prices on works by all of your favorite artists, be sure to check out the Park West Gallery Winter Sale Collection!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Park West Gallery Artist Series Presents: Anatole Krasnyansky


Anatole Krasnyansky, Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection
“Street Quartet” by Anatole Krasnyansky | Park West Gallery Collection
Park West Gallery Artist Series Presents: Anatole Krasnyansky
Bordering on the surreal, Anatole Krasnyansky’s figures never depart from the recognizable. Altogether new in form, they contain echoes of the artist’s Eastern heritage, the Cubist ideas of Picasso and Braque and the modernity and energy of American culture.

In a video exclusive, Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione talks to Krasnyansky about his background, influences, painting styles, the evolution of his two signature themes and what the artist hopes to convey through his artwork.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Park West Gallery CARES Sponsors Event for Florida’s Youth Arts Corps


On Tuesday, December 14, Park West Gallery, as part of its Park West Gallery CARES initiative, donated twenty works of fine art to Florida’s Youth Arts Corps (YAC), a nonprofit organization that helps children in the Tampa Bay area to reach their full potential. Park West Gallery also arranged for California-based artist Marko Mavrovich to make a special guest appearance at the event.

Studio 10 TV featured the Park West Gallery CARES event and donation on their Tuesday morning program.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Park West Gallery Artist Series: The Interiorscapes of Fanch Ledan


Fanch Ledan, Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection
“Interior with Liberty” by Fanch Ledan | Park West Gallery Collection
The Park West Gallery Artist Video Series presents: Fanch Ledan
Francois Ledan (or “Fanch” — a Breton nickname for Francois) is noted for charming scenes of his native Brittany and locales from around the world, executed in a colorful ‘primitive’ or naive style.

In a video exclusive, Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro talks with Fanch about his work. Fanch explains that the beauty of the world provides him with infinite subject matter for his paintings. He says he delights in enriching his works by depicting the imagery of other artists such as Seurat, Miro, Van Gogh, Matisse, Degas and Peter Max (as shown above).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Victor Vasarely: 20th Century Visionary


“Dyevat” by Victor Vasarely | Park West Gallery Collection
“My art transposes nature thus one more time, this moment right now, the one of physics that renders the world physically comprehensible.”
—VICTOR VASARELY (1906-1997)
As an artist, Victor Vasarely turned quite late to his destiny. He began to paint at the age of 37. By that time he was already deeply steeped in the fundamental ideals of the Constructivists, the influential group of artists of the early 20th Century, who created a new pictorial vision of art that sought a pure, supreme and spiritual manifestation of aesthetic beauty. Among this group, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers' works would all have a profound effect on Vasarely’s future direction.

Eventually, Vasarely became known as the creator of the “Op Art” movement, and his work skyrocketed to prominence in the 1960s and 70s. He held more than 150 solo exhibitions around the world and won numerous international prizes. Today, major museums throughout the world include his works...

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> The artwork of Victor Vasarely is available at Park West Gallery cruise art auctions throughout the world or may be purchased through our gallery in Southfield, MI.
Visit the Park West Gallery – Vasarely Fine Art Collection →

> Learn more about Victor Vasarely at Park West Gallery Artist Biographies →

Friday, December 10, 2010

Park West Gallery, In Our 42nd Year


Park West Gallery, In Our 42nd Year
Copyright ©Park West Gallery, 2010. All rights reserved.

A COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
Park West Gallery is proud to announce the all new compendium:

"Park West Gallery, In Our 42nd Year"

This commemorative book presents a comprehensive introduction to Park West Gallery and celebrates our succesful history as an art industry leader, since our founding in 1969.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Peter Max Gives Taylor Swift a Pop Art Birthday Gift


Taylor Swift, Peter Max, Park West Gallery
Image via People.com ©Peter Max, 2010
TAYLOR SWIFT GETS THE POP ART TREATMENT
December 9, 2010 (People.com)Taylor Swift is receiving the ultimate (and colorful!) early birthday gift from iconic artist Peter Max.

The pop artist has painted a vibrant portrait of Swift’s Speak Now album cover. And it’s not the first time the Grammy winner, who turns 21 Monday, has been Max’s muse: He painted four versions of her Fearless album cover earlier this year, which he gave to her as a gift...

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Park West Gallery has enjoyed a relationship with Peter Max since the 1970s, and is the artist’s largest and longest-running dealer in the world. The artwork of Peter Max is available at Park West Gallery cruise art auctions throughout the world or may be purchased through our gallery in Southfield, Michigan.
Visit the Park West Gallery – Peter Max Collection »
 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Park West Gallery Kicks Off a Season of Giving


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Help a Child Foundation of Florida, Park West Gallery CARES

PARK WEST GALLERY, through our Park West Gallery CARES philanthropic initiative, has already begun fulfilling our commitment to giving back this holiday season.

On Saturday, Dec. 4, Park West Gallery helped spread some holiday cheer by sponsoring the Help a Child Foundation of Florida′s 3rd Annual Holiday Party to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital...

Read the full story and see event photos at the Park West Gallery Art Blog »

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Park West Gallery Artist Video Series Presents: Tomasz Rut


Tomasz Rut, Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection
“Victoris” by Tomasz Rut | Park West Gallery
The Art of Tomasz Rut
Tomasz Rut‘s masterful illusionary images, both in scale and splendor, evoke the harmony and form of the master painters, including the flamboyance of Rubens, the finesse of Caravaggio, and the emotion of Michelangelo. Rut’s imaginary figures-centaurs, fauns, muses, and winged creatures-colorfully burst from the canvas with the grandiosity of Olympian Gods in active and dramatic poses.

In this Park West Gallery exclusive video, Tomasz Rut’s work is explored and explained. Narration by Park West Gallery Director, Morris Shapiro.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

World Largest Hanukkah Menorah in NYC Designed By Yaacov Agam


The World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah stands in New York City and was designed by artist Yaacov Agam.
Photo credit: The Corcoran Group
Certified by Guinness World Records, the World’s Largest Chanukah Menorah will be proudly standing in New York City throughout the 2010 Jewish holiday. The menorah has been lit by many dignitaries over the years, and was specially designed by world-renowned artist Yaacov Agam... Read the full story at The Park West Gallery Art Blog »
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Artwork selections from the Yaacov Agam collection are available for purchase through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions. Visit the Park West Gallery-Yaacov Agam Fine Art Collection »

Learn more about Yaacov Agam at the Park West Gallery Artist Biographies »

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Feminine Elegance, the Art of Emile Bellet


Emile Bellet, Lumiere Blonde, Park West Gallery
The Park West Gallery Artist Video Series presents: Emile Bellet

French artist Emile Bellet says he has always been guided by color and inspired by his Mediterranean surroundings. In an exclusive video, Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro interviews Emile Bellet, who discusses his artistic influences and the meaning behind the elegant feminine forms often depicted as the primary subjects in his works. The artist also explains why he chooses to work exclusively with a palette knife, rather than traditional paintbrushes.

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Artwork selections from the Emile Bellet collection are available for purchase through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions.
Visit the Park West Gallery-Emile Bellet Fine Art Collection »

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