Tag Archives: Salvador Dali

Duaiv: A Life in Art and Music [Video]

“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.

The Shortest Art History Lesson You’ve Ever Seen

Don’t know much about art history? Good news! Artist Grant Snider has summed up decades of creativity in one 6-panel cartoon rhyme. This is one of the most clever art history lessons Park West Gallery has ever seen, and definitely one of the shortest!

art history cartoon, Grant Snider, Park West Gallery

(via Neatorama)

> Discover more about your favorite artists at Park West Gallery!

‘Mona Lisa Unveiled’ in Miami

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Romero Britto, Mona Cat, Park West GalleryMIAMI, Fla. – Making its U.S. premiere, Miami Dade College (MDC) brings to South Florida an extraordinary exhibition inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic portrait, the Mona Lisa. The exhibition, Mona Lisa Unveiled, will showcase various interpretations of the classic, created by artists around the world and dating from the 16th Century to modern day.

Mona Lisa Unveiled is divided into two main sections. One part concentrates on the historical aspect and includes works and documents from the 16–19th centuries. The second part is more contemporary, charting the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911 and continuing with 20th century artists who reinterpret da Vinci’s painting. Featured artists range from Marcel Duchamp, Jean Margat and Salvador Dalì, to Romero Britto, as well as artists who have recreated Italy’s most famous cultural symbol with computers, videos and installation pieces.

The exhibition opens for free to the general public on August 26 and will remain on display through October 7.

For more information, please visit www.mdc.edu.

Image credit: “Mona Cat” by Romero Britto. Learn more about artist Romero Britto and view selections from the Park West Gallery Collection online at http://bio.parkwestgallery.com/artists/Romero-Britto.

There have been so many interpretations of the famous Mona Lisa. Which artist has created your favorite version? Can any really ever compare to the original? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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Art News – June 17, 2011

marc-chagall-townhouseThe former home of Marc Chagall is located at 57 East 73rd Street in New York City, NY. Photo: Stribling & Associates Real Estate

A Master’s Suite: For only $1.75 million, you could inhabit the former home of painter Marc Chagall. The artist’s former townhouse in New York City has recently been listed for sale. (Park West Gallery has just a few ideas on how the new owner should redecorate.) {via Curbed}

21st Century Art History: A new survey shows that the majority of doctoral candidates in the art history field are choosing to concentrate their studies on Modern art, mostly from North America and Europe. The College Art Association says that last year’s most-studied area for potential Ph.D.’s in the U.S. and Canada was art created during the last 100 years. {via LA Times}

 Surrealist Masterpiece: Prior to collaborating with Walt Disney on the animated film Destino, artist Salvador Dali worked with Spanish director Luis Buñuel on the surreal short film Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog). This week’s New York Times Critics’ Pick reviews the 1928 film, stating that even now, 80 years later, the movie “still seethes with creative, revolting imagery.” {via New York Times}

Everyone’s a Critic: A study of 9-month-olds found that babies prefer the brighter paintings of Pablo Picasso with their “sharp and accentuated contrasts in luminance” to the more subtle “blurry, shimmery effects” of Claude Monet works. Which do you like better? {via Miller-McCune}

Can You Draw the Internet?: This creative bunch of folks believes they did. These Park West Gallery bloggers wouldn’t even know where to begin. {via TechCrunch}

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Art Students Enjoy a Lesson on Dali & Disney’s ‘Destino’

clarenceville high school, park west gallery, morris shapiro

park west gallery cares, clarenceville high school, morris shapiroJust before the start of summer vacation, Livonia’s Clarenceville High School art students were treated to a special guest lecture by Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro.

The art lesson focused on the unprecedented surrealist masterpiece, Destino, a most unique collaboration between American animator Walt Disney and Spanish artist Salvador Dali.

Students enjoyed watching the Oscar nominated animated film Destino and learning about its history through an exclusive  recorded interview between Park West Gallery and Roy E. Disney, who championed the project’s completion.

The art class was further enthused by the opportunity to view various graphic works of Destino from the Park West Gallery collection, each created from Dali’s original artwork and storyboards.

At the end of the day, Park West Gallery distributed art goodies for everyone — small tokens of appreciation for the students’ enthusiasm for studying the arts.

> Learn more about Destino at www.parkwest-destino.com
Park West Gallery is committed to art enrichment and community outreach, having donated thousands of new items of clothing, works of art and books to charitable and educational organizations nationwide. To nominate a charitable organization in your community that would benefit from the Park West Gallery CARES philanthropic initiative, please send your submission to pwgcares@parkwestgallery.com.

The Year in Review: Top 10 Art Stories of 2010

Steve Bloom, Park West Gallery“Champagne” by Steve Bloom | Park West Gallery Collection

The New Year is just days away, but before we say goodbye to 2010 and raise our glasses to ring in 2011, the Park West Gallery bloggers decided to take a look back at some of our most popular art stories from the last twelve months.

Today, the Park West Gallery Blog boasts a whopping 700+ postings — a good portion of which were published during the last year. Using some trusty analytics, we’ve compiled a list of the most-viewed art stories posted on “The Official Blog of Park West Gallery” in 2010.

And now, for your reading pleasure…

The Park West Gallery Blog’s TOP 10 ART STORIES OF 2010:

1) Freud’s Influence on Dali’s Surreal “Dream” Painting
(Posted Feb. 9, 2010 / Read it now → )

2) Honoring MLK Day: Norman Rockwell and the Civil Rights Movement (Posted Jan. 18, 2010 / Read it now → )

3) Yaacov Agam and the Mystical Number “9”
(Posted Feb. 11, 2010 / Read it now → )

4) Pop Artist Peter Max Paints Taylor Swift
(Posted March 31, 2010 /Read it now → )

5) Art Gallery Finds Rare Chagall Painting at Auction 
(Posted Jan. 8, 2010 / Read it now → )

6) Focusing on Matisse as a Printmaker at the Tampa Museum of Art (Posted Feb. 15, 2010 / Read it now → )

7) Dalí + Disney = Destino (Posted Nov. 12, 2010 / Read it now → )

8) Wildlife Master Andrew Bone Paints a “Life-Size” African Elephant (Posted July 20, 2010 / Read it now → )

9) A New Approach to Joan Miró
(Posted Jan. 26, 2010 / Read it now → )

10) Art Auctioneer Series: Married Life at Sea 
(Posted Nov. 22, 2010 / Read it now → )

Park West Gallery would like to thank all of our loyal readers and we look forward to bringing you the most exciting art, artist and gallery news in 2011!

What was your favorite art-related story of 2010? Share it with us in the comments section below!
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Dalí + Disney = Destino

In the late 1990s, Roy E. Disney, Walt Disney’s nephew, discovered the paintings and storyboards for the unfinished Destino collaboration film between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali. Roy decided to reprise the film and it became one of his greatest and most passionate projects. In addition to completing the film, a series of graphic works were created from the Dali artwork to commemorate the project and allow collectors to enjoy an added dimension to the unprecedented collaboration.

(View more images from the Park West Gallery Destino Collection)

On November 5, 2010, the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation in Figueres, Spain, opened a new exhibit highlighting the works of Destino.

With the occasion of this worldwide presentation, the Dalí Foundation has organised a small format show at the Drawings Room, with materials owned by the Foundation that illustrate the intense collaboration between both genius for the execution of Destino. The exhibition will permanently screen this film and will also show 27 pieces: 1 oil painting, 1 watercolour, 15 preparatory drawings—10 of which are unpublished—and 9 photographs of Dalí in the creative process of this material, of the Disney couple in Port Lligat in 1957, and the Dalí couple in Burbank (California). An educational leaflet has been published about the exhibition contents, in 4 languages. (download the leaflet | pdf)

The exhibition Dalí + Disney = Destino will be on view in the Drawings Room from November 5 – May 8, 2011. (more info)

Park West Gallery is proud to have been selected to represent the Destino artworks published by Collector’s Editions and to be able to bring these sought after and historically unique works to collectors worldwide.

Learn more about the Park West Gallery Destino Collection »


Salvador Dali Guest Stars on “What’s My Line”

Salvador Dali, What's My Line?, 1957, Park West Gallery

The Park West Gallery Blog is taking a trip back in time to the 1950’s, the decade of sock hops, hula hoops, Elvis and What’s My Line?—the weekly game show that originally aired in the United States (1950-1967). The game tasked celebrity panelists with questioning contestants in order to determine their occupations.

On January 27, 1957, Salvador Dali appeared as a contestant on What’s My Line?, making it one of the more entertaining and popular episodes. Although the artist doesn’t speak much more than to answer “yes” or “no,” the segment is quite humorous and definitely worth watching in full.

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Park West Gallery has been a reliable resource for authentic artwork from master Salvador Dali for over 40 years. All Dali artwork available from the Park West Collection has been acquired from the same trusted and well-known sources. Each acquisition has been independently vetted to ensure absolute authenticity, and clear provenance exists back to Dali himself.
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