Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year! A Fine Art Slideshow

From the Park West Gallery Family to Yours, 
Happy New Year!

Park West Gallery New Year’s Eve 2010 Fine Art Slideshow
(Full list of images and titles shown above)
1) “Joyful Noise” by Michael Kachan
2) “Ladies Night Out” by Gigi Boldon
3) “Celebrating” by Romero Britto
4) “Champagne” by Steve Bloom
5) “Late One Night #1″ by Itzchak Tarkay
6) “An Evening Out” by Alexander-Wissotzky
7) “A Good Time Was Had By All VI” by Simon Bull
8) “A Grand Toast #2″ by Anatole Krasnyansky
9) “Nightclub I” by Peter Nixon
10) “Times Square Parade” by Alexander Chen
11) “Midnight Splash” by Dominic Pangborn
12) “Evening Dance” by Holland Berkley
13) “All Night” by Slava Ilyayev
14) “Captain Midnight” by Peter Max
15) “Midnight Rider” by Mark Kanovich
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Park West Gallery CARES Featured in the St. Petersburg Times

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.

Marko Mavrovich, Youth Arts Corps, Park West Gallery CARESArtist Marko Mavrovich explains techniques on Dec. 13
to students in Family Resources’ Youth Arts Corps at the
group’s center in Pinellas Park. Photo: TampaBay.com

Mavrovich, who is largely self-taught, specializes in beach and ocean scenes; he began a painting and had participants in the seminar finish it, then gave it as a donation to Family Resources, which will auction it next spring.

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

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Park West Gallery Artist Series Presents: Olympic Artist Hua Chen

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 the following 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.

[After you watch the video, be sure to visit the Park West Gallery Artist Biographies to learn more.]

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• Artwork selections from the Park West Gallery/Hua Chen Fine Art Collection are available for purchase through our gallery in Southfield, Michigan, and at our art auctions held on cruise ships throughout the world. 
Visit the Park West Gallery/Hua Chen Fine Art Collection →

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

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The Year in Review: Top 10 Art Stories of 2010

Steve Bloom, Park West Gallery“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…

The Park West Gallery Blog’s TOP 10 ART STORIES OF 2010:

1) Freud’s Influence on Dali’s Surreal “Dream” Painting
(Posted Feb. 9, 2010 / Read it now → )

2) Honoring MLK Day: Norman Rockwell and the Civil Rights Movement (Posted Jan. 18, 2010 / Read it now → )

3) Yaacov Agam and the Mystical Number “9”
(Posted Feb. 11, 2010 / Read it now → )

4) Pop Artist Peter Max Paints Taylor Swift
(Posted March 31, 2010 /Read it now → )

5) Art Gallery Finds Rare Chagall Painting at Auction 
(Posted Jan. 8, 2010 / Read it now → )

6) Focusing on Matisse as a Printmaker at the Tampa Museum of Art (Posted Feb. 15, 2010 / Read it now → )

7) Dalí + Disney = Destino (Posted Nov. 12, 2010 / Read it now → )

8) Wildlife Master Andrew Bone Paints a “Life-Size” African Elephant (Posted July 20, 2010 / Read it now → )

9) A New Approach to Joan Miró
(Posted Jan. 26, 2010 / Read it now → )

10) Art Auctioneer Series: Married Life at Sea 
(Posted Nov. 22, 2010 / Read it now → )

Park West Gallery would like to thank all of our loyal readers and we look forward to bringing you the most exciting art, artist and gallery news in 2011!

What was your favorite art-related story of 2010? Share it with us in the comments section below!
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Merry Christmas, from Park West Gallery

From the Park West Gallery Family to Yours,
Merry Christmas!

Park West Gallery Christmas 2010 Fine Art Slideshow
(Full list of images and titles shown above)
1) “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” by Denielle Spohn Moes
2) “Holiday Eve” by Itzchak Tarkay
3) “Holiday Gathering” by Thomas Kinkade
4) “Christmas Tree Cottage” by Thomas Kinkade
5) “Fireside” by Steve Bloom
6) “Joy” by Peter Max
7) “Peace” by Yaacov Agam
8) “Flintstone’s Family Christmas” by Hannah-Barbera Studio
9) “Peaceful” by Dominic Pangborn
10) “A Much Needed Vacation” by Alfred Gockel
11) “Holiday” by Dimitri Polak
12) “Gift From Far Away” by Roy Fairchild
13) “After Mass” by Anatole Krasnyansky

Still searching for the perfect Christmas gift? You’ll find it in the Park West Gallery Holiday Sale Collection →
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To inquire about purchasing any of the artwork above, please visit www.parkwestgallery.com or contact Park West Gallery Sales at 800-521-9654 x 4 / sales@parkwestgallery.com.

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

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.

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Park West Gallery Winter Fine Art Slideshow

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!

(Scroll below the player for the full list of image titles and their artists.)

Park West Gallery Winter 2010 Fine Art Slideshow
1) “Yosemite Winter” by Alexander Chen
2) “Mt. Assiniboine Elk” by James Coleman
3) “Gdansk – Winter Day” by Anatole Krasnyansky
4) “Block Island” by Thomas Kinkade
5) “Paris Snow – Winter” by Ken Shotwell
6) “Montmartre un Jour de Neige” by Jean-Claude Picot
7) “Winter Walking” by Shkelqim Dani
8) “Winter Walk” by Peter Ellenshaw
9) “Central Park Bridge – Winter” by Alexander Chen
10) “Mountain Majesty” by Pat McManus
11) “La Neige a Auteuil” by Maurice Brianchon
12) “Central Park Winter” by Alexander Chen
13) “Frozen” by Slava Brodinsky
14) “Winter Resorts” by Erte
15) “La Neige sur les Quais” by Jean-Claude Picot
16) “Un Tour Dem Cale’che” by Littorio del Signore
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Park West Gallery Artist Series Presents: Anatole Krasnyansky

Anatole Krasnyansky, Street Quartet, 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 the following 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.

[After you watch the video, be sure to visit the Park West Gallery - Anatole Krasnyansky website to learn more about the artist.]


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> Artwork selections from the Park West Gallery/Krasnyansky Fine Art Collection are available for purchase through our gallery in Southfield, Michigan, and at our art auctions held on cruise ships throughout the world. 
Visit the Park West Gallery/Krasnyansky Fine Art Collection →

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

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