Daily Archives: June 21, 2011

Art News – June 21, 2011

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June 21, 2011: ‘First day of Summer’ Google Doodle by Takashi Murakami


• An Artistic Start to Summer: Summer has officially begun! The Google search engine is welcoming the sunny season with a colorful home page doodle created by contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. (Also check out The Park West Gallery Summer Art Sale, now online.) {via Google}

• Picasso on View: Now through October 9, see Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The exhibition features more than 100 masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints from every phase of the artist’s career. {via de Young Museum}

Spotlight on Detroit: The city’s newest museum—featuring multi-media and light-based arts—is the first in the U.S. and second of its kind in the world. Kunsthalle Detroit (pronounced KOONST-hah-leh, or “art-hall” in German) is now open to the public. (And if you’re in the Detroit-area, be sure to stop by Park West Gallery for a visit!) {via The Detroit News}

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Disney Selects Noah as Official Artist of D23 Expo

Park West Gallery congratulates the artist known simply as Noah, on being chosen as this year’s Official Artist of Disney’s D23 Expo! Noah Fine Art is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions. For more information, please visit The Park West Gallery Collection.

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According to the Disney release: “Remember… it all started with a Mouse is a tribute to Walt’s legacy and visionary imagination. As part of this year’s D23 Expo, Disney Consumer Products commissioned local artist Noah to create an iconic graphic celebrating this year’s themes. In exquisite detail, Noah has captured the joy and laughter that come from Walt Disney’s ever-familiar and contagious smile. By carefully selecting a beautiful palette of colors, he cleverly reveals this year’s celebrated Disney film anniversaries, which include One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo and Beauty and the Beast.”

For the past decade, Noah has continued to magically interpret Disney characters through his unique style, which has become a favorite among Disney collectors worldwide.

In the following video exclusive, Noah talks about his inspiration for this very special commission. Watch as the artist brings the magic of Disney to life…

> For more information about the artist Noah, please visit NoahFineArt.com.

> The D23 Expo will be held in Anaheim, California on August 19-21, 2011. For more information, please visit  www.D23Expo.com.