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Celebrating Mother’s Day with 7 artists

Mother’s Day is all about celebrating motherhood and maternal bonds, whether it is one’s own mom, grandmother, sister or other loved one. Read on to see how some of the Park West Gallery artists, past and present, have celebrated mothers through their artwork.

Itzchak Tarkay

Mother's Day Itchak Tarkay

“Mother And Daughter” (2007) by Itzchak Tarkay.

Itzchak Tarkay, the master acrylic painter, watercolorist and graphic artist, portrayed women throughout his oeuvre. His “natural woman” spoke to the depth and complexity of women, and shows her as satisfied, calm, and serene. In our Mother’s Day art, Tarkay depicts a gathering where a mother and daughter share a quiet moment together.

 

Rembrandt van Rijn

Mother's Day Rembrandt

“Artist’s Mother with her Hand on her Chest” (1631) by Rembrandt.

Rembrandt immortalized his mother in etchings as well as in several paintings. In the above etching, Rembrandt demonstrates his use of “psychological portraiture,” which captures more than the subject’s likeness, but their humanity and spirituality. Hints of what she was like might be gleaned from Rembrandt’s works, as he depicted her as a prophetess, reading a book, or playing a role in religious imagery.

 

Linda Le Kinff

Mother's Day Linda Le Kinff

“New Mother” (2014) by Linda Le Kinff.

Thanks to her powerful colors and warm scenes, collectors find themselves connecting to the artwork of Linda Le Kinff. In this mixed media painting, Le Kinff expresses the indescribable feelings and emotions of motherhood as a new mother cradles her child. Le Kinff’s works capture a myriad of scenes, whether it’s music or intimate moments in the lives of her subjects.

 

Hua Chen

Mother's Day Hua Chen

“Mother and Daughter” (2012) by Hua Chen.

Hua Chen’s delicate style is perfect for portraying the female figure without seeming provocative. A perfect example of this is seen in this oil painting of mother and child spending time together at the beach. Like the love of a mother, Chen’s subjects are calming, subtle and ageless.

 

Maya Green

Mother's Day Maya Green

“Mother Nature” (2014) by Maya Green.

In a slightly different vein, Mother’s Day can be about celebrating the wonders of Mother Nature, as seen in this floral painting by Maya Green. She says she seeks to break down life to its visual essentials, such as light, dark, balance and movement, and “capturing the essence of a moment.”

 

Pino

Mother's Day Pino

“Long Day” (2005) by Pino.

Pino grew up in Italy surrounded by women – whether it was sisters, aunts or his mother – and in turn, he recognized their physical and spiritual beauty. Pino illustrated sensual, attractive women on book covers, but switched to creating works of fine art in the early 1990s. For Mother’s Day, examine how his mastery of technique and figure portrays the loving care of a mother with her child.

Learn more about Pino at our free exhibition, “Pino: An American Master,” which runs until May 17.

 

Andrew Bone

Mother's Day Andrew Bone

“A Family Affair” (2012) by Andrew Bone.

Of course, humans aren’t the only ones that appreciate their mothers, as seen in the artwork by wildlife painter Andrew Bone. The Zimbabwe native personally photographs the animals he renders onto canvas, giving him a first-hand look at how animals interact with one another, including this family of cheetahs under the watchful eye of their mother.

 

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Famed Artist Itzchak Tarkay Dies at 77

Itzchak Tarkay, Park West GallerySOUTHFIELD, Mich. — World-renowned artist Itzchak Tarkay died unexpectedly Sunday, June 3 after emergency heart surgery. He was 77. The Israeli artist was visiting metropolitan Detroit as the featured guest at a collector’s event hosted by his dealer Park West Gallery. Tarkay spent his last hours doing what he loved most – sharing his artwork with his fans and collectors. He is survived by his sons, Adi and Itai, and their families.

Itzchak Tarkay was born in 1935 in Subotica on the Yugoslav-Hungarian border. At the age of 9, Tarkay and his family were sent to the Mathausen Concentration Camp by the Nazis until Allied liberation freed them a year later. In 1949, his family immigrated to Israel and was sent to the transit camp for new arrivals at Beer Yaakov. They lived in a kibbutz for several years and in 1951, Tarkay received a scholarship to the Avni Art Academy. There, he studied under the artist Schwartzman and was mentored by other important Israeli artists of the time such as Mokady, Janko, Streichman and Stematsky.

Through his painting, watercolors, drawings and limited-edition works of graphic art, Tarkay was able to reach more than 100,000 collectors worldwide. His studies of women, landscapes and other Israeli-inspired imagery were unique in late 20th Century art and although they clearly bore the indelible stamp of his Israeli roots, they also exhibited the influences of Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Braque and Vlaminck.

During the last 8 years, Tarkay created his art in an atelier in Israel which also housed studios for Israeli artists Yaacov Agam, David Najar, Yuval Wolfson and Mark Kanovich. On December 15, 2010, a painting by Agam sold at auction for $698,000 at Sotheby’s New York, the highest price ever paid for the work of an Israeli artist. Tarkay was the only artist to paint a work together with Agam. Tarkay and Agam created two paintings together, which were each signed by both artists.

For more than the past 20 years, Itzchak Tarkay was exclusively represented by Park West Gallery of Southfield, Michigan. Park West Founder and CEO, Albert Scaglione said of the artist, “Tarkay was a kind and sensitive man, a loving father, and a gifted and talented artist who loved to paint and constantly worked at his art. The many artists who knew and worked with him, the many collectors he touched, the great many friends he had and the family he cared for will all miss him. He left a very special mark in the world of art by sharing his gifts with so many. His imagery has become a part of our public consciousness.”

For media inquiries only, please contact media@parkwestgallery.com.

The Park West Gallery Cruise Art Auction Experience Giveaway

***This contest has now ended. The winners will be posted below during the week of June 27, 2011. Thank you to all who entered!***

Park West Gallery conducts art auctions aboard your favorite cruise lines across the globe. Whether you’ve collected art from a cruise ship auction or simply enjoyed browsing in our onboard galleries, we want to hear about your Park West Gallery cruise art experience — and it could win you an incredible prize! Here’s how…

Contest Rules and Prize Details

THE PRIZE

Park West Gallery will choose FIVE lucky winners at random from all of the entries. The winners will receive their choice of ONE of the following works of art (unframed):

"Subtly Amused" by Itzchak Tarkay, Park West Gallery Collection“Subtly Amused” by Itzchak Tarkay (17 1/8” x 12 3/8” serigraph in color on wove
paper, signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection
 
"Interior with Klimt" by Fanch Ledan, Park West Gallery Collection“Interior with Klimt” by Fanch Ledan (33 1/16” x 24 3/4” serigraph in color on wove
paper, signed in pencil lower right and numbered)  | Park West Gallery Collection
 
"L'Escalier au Soleil" by Jean-Claude Picot, Park West Gallery Collection“L’Escalier au Soleil” by Jean-Claude Picot (13 3/4” x 11 1/2” seriolithograph in color on wove paper, signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection
 

THE RULES/HOW TO ENTER

RULE #1: Repost the following statement along with your answer into the “Leave a Reply” comment box below.

My favorite Park West Gallery cruise art auction experience was… 

RULE #2: Include your first name, last initial and email address in the comment form. (Note: Emails will NOT be displayed publicly and will only be used to contact the winner.)

RULE #3: EARN BONUS ENTRIES!* Earn additional entries by linking back to this contest page. Link to this page from your Facebook, Twitter, blog or other website and post a trackback link to it in the comment form below (so we can verify your link). You’ll get an extra entry for each link you post.

*Enter as many times as you’d like. Limit one prize per person.

The names of the contest winners will be announced at The Official Blog of Park West Gallery during the week of June 27, 2011, so bookmark this page and check back here to see if you’ve won! The winners will also be notified via email.

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ midnight EST. Good Luck!

(Note: No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. U.S. residents only.)

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AND THE WINNERS ARE…

1. JON P. (posted June 14, 2011 at 4:46pm)
2. BRUCE N. (posted June 15, 2011 at 12:07 am) 
3. AMY & JIMMY C. (posted June 15, 2011 at 2:18am)
4. DAVID C. (posted June 15, 2011 at 10:10pm)
5. APRIL M. (posted June 21, 2011 at 12:21pm)

Congratulations!!

Park West Gallery Mother’s Day Art Giveaway

***This contest has now ended. The winner will be posted below, and thank you to all who entered!***

This Mother’s Day, why buy mom another boring greeting card or a bunch of flowers that won’t last? You could win “the mother” of all unique gifts — a work of fine art that will last a lifetime! Here’s how you can enter the Park West Gallery Mother’s Day Art Giveaway…

Contest Rules and Prize Details

THE PRIZE

Park West Gallery will choose one lucky winner at random from all of the entries. The winner will receive their choice of one of following works of art (unframed):

Itzchak Tarkay, Cafe on the Pier, Park West Gallery“Cafe on the Pier” by Itzchak Tarkay (9 3/16” x 12 15/16” serigraph in color on wove paper,
signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection

Emile Bellet, Dans l'Or Du Couchant, Park West Gallery“Dans l’Or Du Couchant” by Emile Bellet (12 5/8” x 10 1/2” lithograph in color on wove paper, signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection

Linda Le Kinff, Douceur, Park West Gallery“Douceur” by Linda Le Kinff (10 7/16” x 8 11/16” serigraph in color on wove paper,
signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection

THE RULES/HOW TO ENTER

Q: Park West Gallery favorites Itzchak Tarkay, Emile Bellet and Linda Le Kinff often depict the female figure as a prominent subject in their artwork. If you could commission any of these three contemporary artists to paint your mother’s portrait, to capture her essence with their unique painting style, which one would you choose, and why?

1. Simply post your answer to the question above in the comments below.

2. Include your first name, last initial and email address in the comment form. (Note: Emails will NOT be displayed publicly and will only be used to contact the winner.)

Not familiar with these artist’s works, or need a little inspiration for your answer? Visit the Park West Gallery artist microsites:

          » Itzchak Tarkay @ www.parkwest-tarkay.com
          » Emile Bellet @ www.parkwest-bellet.com
          » Linda Le Kinff @ www.parkwest-lekinff.com

3. EARN BONUS ENTRIES!* Earn additional entries by linking back to this contest page. Link to this page from your Facebook, Twitter, blog or other website and post a trackback link to it in the comment form below (so we can verify your link). You’ll get an extra entry for each link you post.

*Enter as many times as you’d like. Limit one prize per person.

The name of the contest winner will be announced at The Official Blog of Park West Gallery during the week of May 9-13, 2011, so bookmark this page and check back here to see if you’ve won! The winner will also be notified via email.

The deadline for entries is Sunday May 8, 2011 @ midnight EST. Good Luck!

(Note: No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. U.S. residents only.)

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AND THE WINNER IS…

CINDA G.
(posted May 4, 2011 at 10:55 am)

Congratulations!!

WWJ Interviews Peter Max at Park West Gallery Collectors Gala Event

Park West Gallery, The Henry, Peter MaxArt will line the walls at The Henry in Dearborn (Credit: WWJ’s Pat Sweeting)

The Henry To Wear New Look From Park West Gallery

DEARBORN (WWJ/CBS Detroit) / April 9, 2011 – In upscale hotels you generally find that those that feature fine art usually keep it contained in a gallery, but visitors to The Henry (formally The Ritz) in Dearborn, will find the hallways and the rooms decorated with the works of artists like Peter Max.

“It’s interesting, today everything is different, you know, 50 years ago it had to be in a gallery, in a museum, today it’s everywhere,” says Max to WWJ’s Pat Sweeting.

Listen to the full interview here:

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Park West Gallery is celebrating its 42nd anniversary this weekend with the major Collectors Gala Event held at the Henry. Attendees have a chance to bid on hundreds of works of fine art. They’re also getting a chance to meet and chat with people like world-famous artist Peter Max who has a number of pieces in the auctions. Artists Itzchak Tarkay and David Najar are also attending.

“We’re going to see the art in hotel rooms be beautiful, the art in the hallways be beautiful, so its kind of exciting for us,” says Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione.

Park West Gallery has also agreed to place part of its collection throughout The Henry in corridors, lobbies and restaurants creating a truly art-themed hotel.

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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.

Visit the Park West Gallery Peter Max Collection »

Mitsie’s Memories: Itzchak Tarkay at Park West Gallery

itzchak tarkay, park west gallery, mitsie scaglioneA Park West Gallery exclusive,
by Mitsie Scaglione*

A few days before the Itzchak Tarkay opening at Park West Gallery, the artist came to assist in the installation of his works.

He stayed with Albert and me at our home.

On the morning of the opening, a blanket of snow had covered the trees and surrounding area in the back of our house.

Tarkay saw this and was in awe of the beauty of Mother Nature. He insisted on having his picture taken outside in the snow so he could show his family in Israel.

For us, the fun part was teaching Tarkay how to make a snowman and snowballs!

Afterwards, Abert and Tarkay headed to the gallery, where they put the finishing touches on the exhibition.

Despite the snow, Tarkay’s opening was a very successful one, where many of our Park West Gallery clients had the privilege of meeting the artist in person.

itzchak tarkay, park west gallery, mitsie scaglione

itzchak tarkay, park west gallery, mitsie scaglioneItzchak Tarkay and Mitsie Scaglione. Photos ©Park West Gallery, 2011. All rights reserved.

*Mitsie Scaglione is the wife of Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione.
→ Read more of Mitsie’s Memories at The Official Blog of Park West Gallery

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Exclusive artwork by Itzchak Tarkay is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea.
→ Visit the Park West Gallery Itzchak Tarkay Fine Art Collection

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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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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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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