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Artist Linda Le Kinff in Her Studio: Experimenting with Abstraction [Video]

Park West Gallery artist Linda Le Kinff  loves to experiment, incorporating a wide range of techniques, mediums and materials into her body of work. While she typically concentrates on the figurative style, her focus has recently shifted to mastering the art of abstraction. In this clip, Le Kinff gives us an exclusive look inside her studio in France and at her process as she creates a unique abstract masterpiece.

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

Exclusive artwork by Linda Le Kinff is available through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions. Learn more at www.parkwest-lekinff.com.

‘Checking In’ at The Henry, Dearborn

the-henry-autograph-collection-dearborn-michigan-guestroom-detailPhoto credit: The Henry

DBusiness, Detroit’s premier business journal, recently profiled The Henry, an upscale boutique hotel in Dearborn, Michigan.  The hotel has just undergone major renovations, including the unique addition of Park West Gallery artwork on display throughout and in its own physical gallery space located on the ground floor.

In June 2010, in a bit of fortuitous timing, Host International sold the Ritz to Greenwood Hospitality Group. Eager to distance itself from the Ritz brand, the new owner quickly changed the name to The Henry, and launched a long-anticipated renovation of the 308-room hotel.

The multimillion-dollar upgrade, now finalized, includes a redesigned lobby and studio lounge, renovated rooms and suites, a new Club Lounge on the 10th floor for premier guests, and a new signature restaurant called TRIA, An American Brassiere. In addition, the hotel began offering contemporary paintings and sculptures for sale in a partnership with Park West Galleries in Southfield.

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For more information, please visit www.behenry.com/park-west-gallery.aspx.
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Are You Michigan’s Next Great Artist?

On June 27, 2012, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione launched the MIGreatArtist™ online arts competition.

MIGreatArtist™ is open to visual artists, 18 years and older, who live, work or attend school in Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Livingston, Lapeer and Genesee counties. Entries must be received by July 20.

Visit www.MIGreatArtist.com to learn more.


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.

International Artist Dominic Pangborn Creates Permanent Installation for New Marlins Park Baseball Stadium

MIAMI, Fla. – This past March, international artist Dominic Pangborn participated in the historic grand opening of the new Miami Marlins ballpark. Construction of the stadium was completed at the end of March, just in time for Opening Day in April. Marlins Park is located in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, just west of downtown. Seated on the historic 42-acre site of the Orange Bowl, it features state-of-the-art amenities like a retractable roof and a 21st century contemporary style.

Dominic Pangborn, Park West Gallery, Marlins Stadium

When Dominic Pangborn was approached by the director of the stadium’s operations (familiar with his work) he agreed that this would be a very unique and exciting opportunity to exhibit to the Florida community.

The Park West Gallery artist chose to highlight 10 years of Marlins’ history, designing a piece 10 ft. high x 40 ft. long x 4 ft. deep. Pangborn’s largest public piece to date, the work is created from vinyl transferred onto aluminum and is viewable from the stands, as well as home plate, the pitcher’s mound, first base and right field.

The Pangborn installation has become the main artistic highlight in the stadium. It’s featured on the official stadium tour and is located on the main mezzanine level above the concessions.

Fine art by Dominic Pangborn is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. To learn more visit, parkwestgallery-pangborn.com.

Memorial Day Weekend Sale at Park West Gallery

This holiday weekend, we’re offering artwork by some of the world’s top contemporary artists at unprecedented sale prices. A variety of works will be available, along with a unique selection of contemporary designer jewelry.

 Thursday, May 24th — Our entire collection of contemporary jewelry by international designers will be priced at up to 10% below the gallery sale price.

 Friday, May 25th – Select works by Scott Jacobs, Marko Mavrovich, Linda Le Kinff, and Andrew Bone will be priced at up to 10% below the gallery sale price.

 Saturday, May 26th – Select works by Peter Max, Alexander Chen, Tim Yanke, and Anatole Krasnyansky will be priced at up to 10% below the gallery sale price.

Collections by these artists can be viewed online at http://sales.parkwestgallery.com. Knowledgeable art consultants are ready to assist callers toll-free at (800)-521-9654 ext 4 or (248)-354-2343.

Collectors can also browse the Sale Collection in person at Park West Gallery, located at 29469 Northwestern Highway in Southfield, Michigan. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday 11 am – 6 pm.

Park West Gallery Hosts Artists and Auctioneers Conference 2012

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. – In mid-April, a group of Park West Gallery’s international artists met with dozens of fresh and seasoned auctioneers at the gallery’s location in Miami Lakes, Florida.

During the 2012 Artists and Auctioneers Conference, the artists – including Peter Max, Itzchak Tarkay, Linda Le Kinff, Leslie Lew, and Csaba Markus – spent time presenting their work and recent accolades to the auctioneers. The lectures were followed by evenings filled with dancing and entertainment. Even with all of the language barriers, dancing became the perfect opportunity for everyone to get to know each other throughout the evening’s activities.

Each artist was given an opportunity to introduce their work to the auctioneers, followed by a brief question and answer session. The events were a rare opportunity for the auctioneers to meet the artists in a mixture of social, intellectual and professional environments, providing a better understanding of their artwork.

Park West Gallery was also excited to introduce our newest artist, Duaív, an internationally known painter and cellist. Deeply inspired by Salvador Dalí and Paul Cézanne, Duaív uses his paintings to share a collective experience with his audience. Bright and uplifting colors provide a cheerful spectrum that fervently matches the artist’s energetic personality.

The full list of the 23 presenting artists included: Tim Yanke, Scott Jacobs, Emile Bellet, Linda Le Kinff, Dominic Pangborn, Charles Lee, Mark Kanovich, Kevin and Wendy Schaefer/Miles, Marko Mavrovich, Peter Nixon, Peter Max, Alfred Gockel, Hua Chen, Leslie Lew, Tomasz Rut, Andrew Bone, Marcus Glenn, Fanch Ledan, Csaba Markus, Alexander Chen, David Najar, Itzchak Tarkay, and Duaív.

For exclusive photos of the 2012 Artists and Auctioneers Conference, please visit Park West Gallery on Flickr.

Learn more about your favorite Park West Gallery artists at www.parkwestgallery.com.

Artist Scott Jacobs to Appear In Premiere of ABC’S “Secret Millionaire”

 “Secret Millionaire” is a one-hour series that follows some of America’s most successful business people as they spend a week in the country’s poorest areas and ultimately gift deserving members of those communities with hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money. In the Season Premiere episode, world-renowned Park West Gallery artist Scott Jacobs and his 18-year-old daughter, Alexa, leave behind their family in San Diego to spend six days in Newark, New Jersey to search for those most in need of financial help.

While there, father and daughter will attempt to survive on less than $75 during their week-long visit, while volunteering their time to charitable organizations and searching their hearts to determine how much of their own fortune to gift the community heroes they meet. Their mission is to discover deserving individuals who continually sacrifice everything to help those in need. Throughout this life-changing experience, the Secret Millionaires attempt to remain undiscovered – on the final day, they reveal their true identities. “Secret Millionaire” premieres SUNDAY, JUNE 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

To learn more about the artist, please visit the Park West Gallery Scott Jacobs website at www.parkwest-jacobs.com

Exclusive artwork by Scott Jacobs is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions at sea. Browse the Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection at http://sales.parkwestgallery.com