This summer, Park West Gallery sponsored New York-based artist Leslie Lew to visit the Detroit area to conduct a series of free art education workshops for children. Lew, a renowned American neo-pop artist, uses “Buki’s Garden,” a story she wrote and illustrated, to tell the tale of a not so attractive kitty who shows that being different can have its advantages.
“In this day and age, there’s a lot of kids who are bullying, being bullied…. that’s kind of why I did the book,” Lew explained. “I think that it was a good thing to do. The story really teaches people to be accepting of being different.”
Lew said that her decision to bring Buki to Detroit was deliberate. “Going to Detroit I just felt would be a really important thing because there are so many kids that need a little bit more encouragement, or they don’t feel as special as they should.”
Colombian-born master sculptor Nano Lopez puts an incredible amount of detail into his work. He also invests an extraordinary amount of time and energy into each and every piece. The following video details the step-by-step process of how the artist creates his fantastical “Nanimals” sculptures.
Learn more about artist Nano Lopez and see examples of his work available to collectors at www.parkwestgallery.com.
Park West Gallery’s youngest artist, 11-year-old Autumn de Forest, recently discussed her work and ideas on the PBS program “One-on-One.” The show presents compelling, real life stories and features political leaders, CEOs, television personalities, professors, artists and educational innovators who each share their experiences and accomplishments.
Learn more about the artist at http://bio.parkwestgallery.com/artists/Autumn-de-Forest.
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Tagged artist, Autumn de Forest, child prodigy, One-on-One, Park West Gallery, PBS television, Steve Adubato
Peter Max sat down with Steve Adubato, host of MetroFocus, to discuss his career and the motivation behind his iconic paintings
One of Max’s most famous series of paintings, six versions of the Statue of Liberty, has a special story behind it. Max told Adubato that early in his career, he met Ronald Reagan on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Reagan had already owned 35 of his works and exchanged phone numbers with the artist. Years later, when Mr. Reagan became president, Mrs. Reagan invited Max to the White House on July 4, 1981. It was there that Max created the series of paintings–and had a surprise visit from the president.
Image courtesy of Peter Max Studio/MetroFocus
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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. Peter Max fine art is available at Park West Gallery cruise art auctions throughout the world or may be purchased through our gallery in Southfield, Michigan. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery.com.
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New York-based Park West Gallery artist Leslie Lew
recently visited the Detroit area to conduct a series of free art education workshops.
Lew, a renowned American neo-pop artist, uses “Buki’s Garden,” a story she wrote and illustrated, to tell the tale of a not so attractive kitty who shows that being different can have its advantages.
Detroit’s My TV20 News was on hand as Lew painted with the children at Focus Hope in Detroit. Watch:
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Tagged art workshop, Buki's Garden, children, Detroit, Focus Hope, Leslie Lew, Park West Gallery, Philanthropy
Which artist(s) whose works you’ve collected would you most like to meet in person? Who have you already met that you’d like to see again?
It is a special joy and privilege for us to put our customers directly in touch with our artists, an experience historically reserved for only the wealthiest of art patrons and collectors — that is, until the founding of Park West Gallery. We thought we’d turn the tables and share a little insight into how our artists feel about our collectors. Watch:
Watch other exclusive videos from Park West Gallery at http://vimeo.com/parkwestgallery/videos.
Posted in Alfred Gockel, Andrew Bone, Artists & Special Collections, Csaba Markus, David Najar, Dominic Pangborn, Fanch Ledan, Hua Chen, Leslie Lew, Marcus Glenn, Marko Mavrovich, Peter Nixon, Scott Jacobs, Tim Yanke, Video
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What happens when two Park West Gallery artists collaborate? Scott Jacobs recently visited Alex Gockel‘s workshop in Lüdinghausen, Germany to try his hand at the ancient printmaking technique of etching. Watch:
Fine art by Scott Jacobs and Alex Gockel is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery.com.
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Tagged Alex Gockel, art video, contemporary artists, etching, Germany, Park West Gallery, printmaking, Scott Jacobs, workshop
“A Life in Art an Music” explores Duaiv’s background as both a professional artist and cello player. His relationships with famous artists such as Salvador Dali and musicians such as Yo Yo Ma, have shaped the way Duaiv portrays his artwork and his “happenings” — events that present art in fresh and exciting new ways. Growing up in France on the Mediterranean, he is able to draw from iconic memories of both land and sea, the very same scenes that have captivated artists for generations. Watch:
Fine art by Duaiv is available through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery.com.