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 cruise ship, 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.
[Pictured above: 2) Art Auctioneer Jason Betteridge; 3) Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro; 4) Igor Medvedev; 5) Csaba Markus; 6) Yaacov Agam. All photos copyright ©Park West Gallery. All rights reserved.]
Hosted aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Park West Gallery’s Norwegian 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.
“This retrospective and art auction continues Park West Gallery’s mission of bringing fine art to people all over the world,” said Albert Scaglione, CEO and founder of Park West Gallery. “We were proud to introduce some of our most loyal collectors to these acclaimed artists, each of whom has enjoyed a profound relationship with Park West Gallery for many, many years. The experience of meeting and spending time with artists like Agam, Markus and Medvedev is a unique opportunity which Park West Gallery is pleased to be able to afford our collectors.”
Each of the artists was able to present their works and spend time talking at length with Park West Gallery collectors. The artists were able to interact with collectors throughout the cruise, providing insight into their lives and aesthetic. “Meeting the artists onboard the ship was really the highlight of the cruise; not just reading about them, or seeing their artworks in a museum, but actually meeting them,” said Park West Gallery client Sylvia Sawh from Trinidad. “I think that was wonderful on Park West’s behalf, to bring the artists onboard and have them meet their buyers.”
Historically significant works, dating back as far as the 1950s, were gathered from all over the globe and brought together for the retrospective. This was the first Park West Gallery event and an inaugural cruise for Yaacov Agam.
Israeli artist Yaacov Agam is known as the father of kinetic art. His works were featured in a 1980 retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and are currently part of a permanent installation at Le Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Csaba Markus is one of the most widely collected contemporary artists, with works displayed in prestigious art galleries throughout the world and commissioned pieces hanging in some of the most exclusive private collections in the United States. California-based artist Igor Medvedev‘s works are eagerly collected around the world. In 2002, Park West Gallery published the catalog raisonée of Medvedev’s serigraphs, featuring an introduction by Dr. Anthony Janson, co-author of the most widely read art history textbook, Janson’s History of Art.
To inquire about purchasing artwork from the Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection, visit www.parkwestgallery.com or call toll-free (800) 521-9654 x 4.