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Feminine Elegance, the Art of Emile Bellet

Lumiere Blonde, Emile Bellet, Park West GalleryThe Park West Gallery Artist Video Series presents: Emile Bellet

French artist Emile Bellet says he has always been guided by color and inspired by his Mediterranean surroundings. In the following exclusive video, Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro interviews Emile Bellet, who discusses his artistic influences and the meaning behind the elegant feminine forms often depicted as the primary subjects in his works. The artist also explains why he chooses to work exclusively with a palette knife, rather than traditional paintbrushes.

After you watch the video, be sure to visit the Park West Gallery Artist Biographies to learn more about Emile Bellet and view his artwork.

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Artwork selections from the Emile Bellet collection are available for purchase through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions. 
Visit the Park West Gallery-Emile Bellet Fine Art Collection »

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


Park West Gallery Fall Sale 2010

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Fine artwork, sports memorabilia, jewelry and Japanese woodcuts
With the approach of fall comes thoughts of gift-giving, and the Park West Gallery Fall Collection offers the perfect selection of artwork and gift items for everyone on your list. The collection is currently featured online and boasts an array of fine artwork from some of Park West’s most popular artists. In addition, sports memorabilia, sculpture, jewelry and Japanese woodcuts are available at exciting sale prices, now through November 14, 2010.

Browse the Fall Sale Collection at sales.parkwestgallery.com

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 11am-6pm
Call toll-free: 800-521-9654 x 4; Canada/Int’l: 248-354-2343 x 4
Email: sales@parkwestgallery.com


Vote Park West Gallery ‘4 The Best’ in Detroit

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There are only 3 days left until voting closes in the 2010 “4 The Best” contest, sponsored by WDIV Channel 4. Park West Gallery is currently in 1st place for BEST Art Gallery in Detroit, but every vote counts and we need your help to win!

Please visit wdiv.cityvoter.com/park-west-gallery/biz/50603 before Monday, September 6 to cast your vote for Park West Gallery!

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We would also like to extend a big thank you to all of the Park West Gallery customers, employees, friends and supporters who have voted for us thus far, and for the many compliments posted on the contest page, including:

› “Park West Galleries ROCKS supreme! Finally a gallery that has art that I actually want to look at! I discovered them on a cruise ship at sea, and it wasn’t until a few months ago I realized they are in our own back yard.” —Jack Black, 8/20/10

› “We have cruised on several different cruise lines and we always attend Parkwest Gallery Auctions. We have purchased several pieces of art from them.” —Mskramer, 7/26/10

› “I have purchased several paintings from Park West and have been extremely satisfied. These were not purchased for investments but simply because the quality of the art work, choices available and $ amount was a bargain. The pieces I chose were from auctions on cruise ships.” —Solo104g, 7/22/10

› “The Park West family has given my wife Peggy and me the experiences of a lifetime in the world of art. We have met and had personal dialog with many of the premiere artists of our time. Park West introduced us to the old masters by allowing us to view numerous works produced by their own hands. Most importantly, we were afforded the opportunity to actually purchase a number of these pieces to display in our own homes. For anyone whose interest in art ranges from curious to passionate, we recommend Park West for their knowledge as well as their vast selection of fine art created by the most talented artists of this and past generations.”
—fsasso, 7/21/10

› “I’ve done business with them several times over the years. They make collecting original art easy and fun. Their staff has always impressed me with their knowledge and love of art.”
—Ryan, 7/18/20

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Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

George Lucas, Stephen Spielberg, Norman Rockwell Telling Stories[Photo credit: CBS] Director George Lucas stands in front of Norman Rockwell’s “Shadow Artist” (1912).

“If I hadn’t become a painter,
I would have liked to have been a movie director.”
—Norman Rockwell

WASH., D.C.—The Smithsonian American Art Museum is currently hosting an exhibition featuring the private art collections of two of America’s best-known modern filmmakers. Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg is on view through January 2, 2011, and showcases 57 major Rockwell paintings and drawings.

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According to the museum, Telling Stories is the first major exhibition to explore in-depth the connections between Norman Rockwell’s iconic images of American life and the movies. During frequent visits to Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s, Rockwell designed posters for several studios and immersed himself in the culture of the movie industry. Rockwell’s exposure to Hollywood and movie productions affected the process that he used to construct his images and the stories he depicted in his paintings.

Norman Rockwell was a masterful storyteller who often went to great lengths to stage the scenes for his paintings. He auditioned the models, chose their costumes, arranged props, lighted the sets and, like a movie director, demonstrated poses and facial expressions. The artist created scenes that parallel themes also found in movies, popular fiction and current events. The films of Lucas and Spielberg, like Rockwell paintings, evoke love of country, small-town values, children growing up, unlikely heroes, acts of imagination and life’s ironies.

For more on this exhibit, please visit americanart.si.edu

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Through association with the Norman Rockwell Licensing Company (the estate of the artist) and Curtis Publishing (owner of the copyrights of the Saturday Evening Post artwork), Park West Gallery has been able in recent years to bring new and exceptional collecting opportunities for Norman Rockwell artworks to enthusiastic collectors. For more information, please call 800.521.9654 x 4 or email sales@parkwestgallery.com

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Britto Luggage for the Trendy Traveler

World renowned pop artist Romero Britto has teamed up with Hews New Day Hardside Luggage to come up with some incredibly colorful, fabulous trendy luggage! The new Britto Collection is being sold at Bed Bath and Beyond and the Park West Gallery bloggers can’t wait to get their hands on a complete set! 

Britto luggageThe luggage includes patterns and colors from Britto’s most famous artworks. And if that wasn’t enough, the luggage features premium zippers, nickel finished TPR grip handle system, four smart spinner design wheels for greater control and also a security lock to keep your stuff safe. The best part? You will never mistakenly grab someone else’s generic black suitcase at the airport again! Happy travels…..

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Park West Gallery Artist Interview: Emile Bellet Featuring Fanch Ledan

emile bellet, park west gallery collectionDetail from “Dans les Coquelicots” by Emile Bellet | Park West Gallery Collection

Park West Gallery Artist Testimonial Series — Exclusive Video!
French artist Emile Bellet joins artist (and stand-in translator) Fanch Ledan at Fanch’s home in Vallauris, France to discuss Bellet’s working relationship with Park West Gallery. Bellet has been part of the Park West family for over 11 years and says that he really enjoys being able to meet the collectors of his artwork in person—a common sentiment of the artists represented by Park West.

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A Special Offer from Park West Gallery Featuring Thomas Kinkade Artwork

Park West Gallery Thomas Kinkade Special OfferSave while collecting beautiful, timeless artwork created by Thomas Kinkade, America’s most collected living artist. Known as The Painter of Light, Kinkade emphasizes simple pleasures and inspirational messages though his artwork. Visit the Park West Kinkade Website to view and purchase artwork from the Park West Gallery Kinkade Collection. HURRY! OFFER ENDS SOON!

Collect any 4 Kinkade works – Only $900*
Collect any 10 Kinkade works – Only $1,750*

*Unframed prices. Shipping charges will apply.

Call 1-800-521-9654 ext. 4 for special deals on quantities over 10. For more information and full terms and conditions visit www.parkwest-kinkade.com.


While you’re at the Park West Kinkade website, be sure to vote for your favorite Thomas Kinkade artwork! You will be automatically entered to win the piece you voted for. Winners are randomly selected each week.


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Exclusive Interviews with Dominic Pangborn and Marcus Glenn

Local artists Dominic Pangborn and Marcus Glenn recently gave interviews regarding their relationship with Park West Gallery. Both artists provided a unique perspective on the Park West Gallery experience; however, both commented on how Park West is able to get their artwork into the hands of collectors the world over and how enjoyable it is to actually meet the people collecting their works. Check out the videos below, and stay tuned for more Park West Gallery Artist Testimonials!

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