Category Archives: Sports Memorabilia

New ALIWOOD Exhibit to Open at Muhammad Ali Center

Muhammad Ali & The Beatles #1, Park West Gallery“Muhammad Ali & The Beatles #1″ | Park West Gallery Collection

Photo exhibition of celebrity greats alongside “The Greatest”

LOUISVILLE, KY (The Courier-Journal) — Muhammad Ali‘s celebrity status is recognized and celebrated across the globe. It has even been said that Ali is the most photographed individual in the world.

Beginning on May 4th, visitors to the Ali Center will have the opportunity to view select photos of The Champ captured alongside other celebrities, in a new exhibit called ALIWOOD.

In addition to the signed photos donated by Park West Gallery, this exhibit will also feature multimedia and celebrity quotes about Muhammad Ali.

The large-scale photographs were taken between the years 1963 and 1999, and include such celebrities as: The Beatles, Hank Aaron, Sammy Davis, Jr., President Ford, Jackie Onassis, President and Mrs. Clinton, and others.

ALIWOOD will be on display between May 4th and September 5th. Cost of the exhibit will be included in the regular Ali Center admission price.

For more information, call (502) 584-9254 or visit www.alicenter.org.

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Park West Gallery Founder Honored by the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Park West Gallery donates sports memorabilia to support the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the Park West Foundation.

SOUTHFIELD, MI — Park West Gallery founder and CEO, Albert Scaglione, and wife, Mitsie Scaglione, were honored during the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, MI, on September 13, 2010. The Hall of Fame recognized the Scagliones for their extensive and generous involvement in Michigan.

Park West Gallery, Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, Rock Financial Showplace, Albert and Mitsie ScaglionePark West Gallery representatives with a display of sports memorabilia items donated by Park West Gallery and the Scagliones for the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame’s 54th Induction Event on Sept. 13, 2010.

Specifically, in an ongoing collaboration with the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, the Scagliones and Park West Gallery provided memorabilia and artworks from its world-class sports collection to be sold, and 100% of the proceeds are to be donated equally to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the Park West Foundation.

“Park West Gallery is grateful for the opportunity to support both the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the Park West Foundation,” said Albert Scaglione. “Both organizations share the mission of assisting and educating children, and that is a mission that both Mitsie and I support strongly.”

While the collaboration is ongoing and items are available to be purchased at Park West Gallery, the Gallery also donated a Muhammad Ali Boxing Glove collage specifically for the ceremony, and it was made available for bidding during the live auction. It sold for more than triple the opening bid, and all proceeds went to the Hall of Fame.

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, Park West Gallery, Albert Scaglione, Mitsie Scaglione, Left to right: Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Chairman Scott Lesher, Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione and his wife, Mitsie, and Danielle Karmanos, bid winner of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Collage donated by Park West Gallery.

“We appreciate greatly the donation by Albert and Mitsie Scaglione – their vision and desire for helping children is shared by the Hall of Fame, and we look forward to working together more in the future,” said Jim Stark, executive director of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

The 2010 inductees into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame include: Bob Becker, George Blaha, Steve Fraser, Bill Flemming, Marian Ilitch, Peter Karmanos, Rick Leach, Meg Mallon, Herman Moore, Eddie Murray, Jack Roush, Jon Urbancheck.

“Part of what made this year’s Michigan Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony such an overwhelming success was the involvement of significant community leaders like L. Brooks Patterson, Executive of Oakland County, Dave Bing, Mayor of Detroit, and of course, the Scagliones,” said Ray Scott, Ambassador for the Lutheran Children and Family Service and former player and coach of the Detroit Pistons.

“The Scagliones are two of the most generous people I know,” Scott added.

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Mitsie’s Memories: Muhammad Ali Center Featuring the Art of Simon Bull

A special group of Detroit-area young women and men enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime experience of meeting Muhammad Ali in person, thanks to an educational program sponsored by the Park West Foundation, in association with Park West Gallery. Park West Gallery founder Albert Scaglione and his wife Mitsie accompanied the young Detroiters to Louisville to visit with the international boxing legend at the city’s acclaimed Muhammad Ali Center.

Albert Scaglione, Mitsie Scaglione, Park West Gallery, Park West Foundation, Muhammad Ali CenterPark West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione and his wife Mitsie enjoying an artwork installation at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.
Photo ©Park West Gallery, 2010

~ Written by Mitsie Scaglione ~

Our visit to the Muhammad Ali Museum in Louisville, Kentucky was multi-faceted. I have so many wonderful memories of that trip, some highlights of which were:

1. Touring the Museum—a tribute not only to Muhammad Ali’s career but also to his life.

2. Seeing the installation by artist Simon Bull—his creative depictions of Ali capture the man and his emotions.

3. Bringing eleven of our foster girls and boys from our Park West Foundation in Detroit to the museum, where they had the opportunity to learn about Ali’s life, from his humble beginnings to the present.

Mitsie Scaglione, Muhammad Ali, Park West Gallery, Park West FoundationMitsie Scaglione shows off her boxing skills at the Muhammad Ali Center.
Photo ©Park West Gallery, 2010

Ali’s delightful wife, Lonnie, accompanied us as the spokeswoman for her husband. Due to Muhammad Ali’s health issues, we weren’t sure if he would be able to visit with us at the museum. I recall that the Park West group was standing around admiring Simon Bull’s paintings of Ali, when a coordinator from the Museum approached us.

Simon Bull, Muhammad Ali, Park West Gallery, Park West FoundationArtist Simon Bull stands in front of a series of his paintings depicting Muhammad Ali, all of which are on permanent display at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville and are exclusively available for purchase from Park West Gallery.
Photo ©Park West Gallery, 2010

The guide informed us that Mr. Ali would be with our group shortly. As I reflect back, I realize it was a large feat for Ali to make such an exception to be with us. Our boys and girls were thrilled! One of our foster girls had her baby with her and Ali asked if he could hold it. Lonnie expressed to us how much her husband loves children. From the picture below you can see that was evident.

Park West Gallery, Park West Foundation, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Muhammad Ali, Simon BullThe late youth mentor and anti-violence activist Weusi Olusola, artist Simon Bull, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione along with Park West Foundation youths visit with The Champ, Muhammad Ali. Photo ©Park West Gallery, 2010

After our visit to the Museum, Lonnie invited us for a visit to their home. As you can see from the photo, Simon Bull’s dynamic paintings have a prominent spot hanging on their walls.

Albert Scaglione, Mitsie Scaglione, Simon Bull, Park West Gallery, Park West Foundation, Muhammad AliAlbert and Mitsie Scaglione and artist Simon Bull visit with Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie at their home in Louisville. Photo ©Park West Gallery, 2010

Our Park West Foundation will always be eternally thankful for the inspiring visit to the Muhammad Ali Center and to Ali himself for being there for our girls and boys. The visit continues to have a great impact on all of our lives.

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The Simon Bull Collection of Muhammad Ali artwork is available for purchase exclusively through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions at sea. Please visit parkwestgallery.com for more information.

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Don’t forget about Mother’s Day!


Mother’s Day is right around the corner; this Sunday, May 9, people all over the country will be showering their mothers with gifts and affection. Did you pick up something special for Mom yet?

If not, we have you covered; Park West Gallery has put together a special collection of fine artwork and designer jewelry at exciting sale prices that is sure to please everyone on your list this Mother’s Day.

Created by old and modern masters as well as contemporary artists, this collection boasts an array of fine artwork including oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors and drawings, hand-signed limited edition etchings, lithographs, serigraphs and hand-embellished graphic works.

Fine jewelry from high-end designers such as Erté, Lumiere, Diara, Roberto Coin, and Gatto Luciano is also being featured. While the collection is diverse, all of the jewelry has certain qualities in common such as superb craftsmanship, timeless characteristics and unique design. 

Just in case your mom is more of the animation and/or sports memorabilia type, Park West is also featuring portions of both our animation art and sports memorabilia collections at a discount.

Animation works featuring lovable Looney Tunes, Disney, and Hanna-Barbera characters are currently being featured. A selection of signed photographs and sport-specific memorabilia as well as hand-signed Muhammad Ali collectibles exclusive to Park West Gallery round out the offering.

View the Park West Gallery Sale Collection at sales.parkwestgallery.com or call 800.521.9654 to speak with knowledgeable art consultants.
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Park West Gallery Spring Sale Now Online


With spring and all its special days (think Easter, Mother’s Day, and graduation parties) right around the corner, the Park West Gallery Spring Collection was put together with all your gift giving needs in mind!

 The collection is currently featured online and boasts an array of fine artwork, high-end designer jewelry, sports memorabilia and animation, all of which are being offered at exciting sale prices now through May 14th.

More than 300 artworks from some of the world’s greatest artists are featured in the Spring Collection including old and modern masters Durer, Miro, Goya and Renoir as well as contemporary artists. A variety of media are available including oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors and drawings, hand-signed limited edition etchings, lithographs, serigraphs and hand-embellished graphic works.

Fine jewelry from high-end designers such as Erte, Lumiere, Diara, Roberto Coin, and Gatto Luciano is also featured. While the collection is diverse, all of the jewelry has certain qualities in common such as superb craftsmanship, timeless characteristics and unique design.

A portion of Park West Gallery’s extensive sports memorabilia collection has been incorporated into the Spring Collection. A selection of signed photographs and sport-specific memorabilia are included in the offering as well as hand-signed Muhammad Ali collectibles exclusive to Park West Gallery.

Also included in the Spring Collection are animation works featuring lovable Looney Tunes, Disney, and Hanna-Barbera characters. Limited edition cels, lithographs, hand drawings, and production cels make up this special offering.  

View the Spring Sale Collection at sales.parkwestgallery.com

Gallery Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Friday, 10am-7pm; Saturday, 11am-6pm

Call toll-free: 800-521-9654 x4; Canada/Int’l: 248-354-2343 x4

Email: sales@parkwestgallery.com

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Park West Gallery Artist Salutes “The Champ” at the Facing Ali Movie Premier

Park West Gallery offers an exciting collection of hand-signed sports collectibles showcasing the life and career of Muhammad Ali. The Park West Gallery collection includes artwork by Peter Max and Simon Bull, commemorating the spirit of Ali and representing a unique collecting opportunity for admirers of “The Champ.” 
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VANCOUVER, CANADA – On October 9, British artist Simon Bull attended the Vancouver International Film Festival for the premier of Facing Ali – a new documentary starring ten of Muhammad Ali’s former rivals.

Video 1 [below]: Go behind the scenes with the VIPs at the Facing Ali screening. Watch as Simon Bull pays tribute to his friend, the “greatest of all time” Muhammad Ali.

Video 2 [below]: Watch the trailer for the soon to be released film, Facing Ali. The movie stars George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Henry Cooper and George Chuvalo who, among others, pay tribute to three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali.


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Park West Gallery Fall Collection

Park West Gallery, Fall Sale, Fine artwork, designer jewelry, Japanese woodcuts, sports memorabilia

Fine artwork, designer jewelry, Japanese woodcuts and sports memorabilia featured

With the holiday season right around the corner, the Park West Gallery Fall Collection was put together with the discerning shopper in mind. The collection is currently featured online and boasts an array of fine artwork, high-end designer jewelry, Japanese woodcuts and sports memorabilia, all of which are being offered at exciting sale prices now through November 15, 2009. Customers may also visit Park West’s elegant, museum-style gallery in Southfield, Michigan to view the Fall Collection and enjoy the 3½ acres of sculpture gardens and luxuriant grounds that surround the gallery.

More than 300 works from some of the world’s greatest artists are featured in the Fall Collection. These artists include the Old and Modern Masters: Rembrandt, Picasso, Goya, Chagall, and Dali as well as contemporary artists: Peter Max, Yaacov Agam, Romero Britto, Simon Bull, Linda Le Kinff, Marcus Glenn, and Itzchak Tarkay. A variety of mediums including oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors and drawings, hand-signed limited edition etchings, lithographs, serigraphs and hand-embellished graphic works make up the collection of artwork.

Fine jewelry from high-end designers such as Erte, Di Modolo, Lumiere, Diara, Roberto Coin, and Gatto Luciano is also featured. While the collection is diverse, all of the jewelry has certain qualities in common: superb craftsmanship, timeless characteristics and unique design.

The Japanese Woodcuts in the Park West Gallery Fall Collection were created in the 1800 and early 1900s and provide a glimpse into the rich history of Japan. The subject matters depicted include: kabuki (depictions of actors from the Edo period, during which the theater was both fashionable and popular); sumo wrestling (viewed by the Japanese to be equally spiritual and physical); the Tale of Genji (perhaps the first complete novel which was written by Lady Murasaki Shikibu in the eleventh century); and Bijn-Ga (meaning pictures of beautiful women).

A portion of Park West Gallery’s extensive sports memorabilia collection has been incorporated into the Fall Collection. A selection of signed photographs and sport-specific memorabilia are included in the offering as well as hand-signed Muhammad Ali collectibles exclusive to Park West Gallery.

Gallery hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm / Thursday-Friday, 10am-7pm / Saturday, 11am-6pm

The Fall Collection can be viewed at sales.parkwestgallery.com, and knowledgeable art consultants are ready to assist callers at 800-521-9654.
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Simon Bull Art Exhibit At the Muhammad Ali Center

PARK WEST GALLERY offers an exciting collection of hand-signed sports collectibles showcasing the life and career of Muhammad Ali. The Park West Gallery collection includes mixed-media works by Peter Max and Simon Bull, commemorating the spirit of Ali and representing a unique collecting opportunity for admirers of Muhammad Ali – athlete, legend and tireless advocate for human rights.

A celebrity artist in his own right, throughout his career Simon Bull has aspired to create not just an image, but an experience. His passion to play with color and create with radiant hues bring the Champ to life like never before in his extraordinary interpretations of Muhammad Ali. Celebrate the career of Ali, “the greatest of all time,” as Simon Bull personally guides you on a tour of an exhibit of his artwork at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

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