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Mayor Honors Park West Gallery

Left to right: Mayor of Southfield, Brenda Lawrence, with Mitsie and Albert Scaglione

On June 15, 2009, the Mayor of the City of Southfield, Brenda Lawrence, officially proclaimed it “Park West Gallery Day” to commemorate Park West’s ongoing commitment to the community, its employment of thousands of Southeast Michigan citizens, and its ongoing success in bringing the joy of art to more than one million customers worldwide.

“For more than 40 years, Park West Gallery has provided the citizens of Southfield and the state of Michigan with a world-class art gallery featuring works from the most distinguished and well known artists in the world,” said Lawrence...Read More about this Special Event

View the Official Mayoral Proclamation

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Park West Summer Sale 2009

Fine artwork, designer jewelry, Japanese woodcuts and sports memorabilia featured

The Park West Gallery Summer Collection is currently being featured online and boasts an array of fine artwork, high-end designer jewelry, Japanese woodcuts and sports memorabilia - all of which are being sold at exciting sale prices now through September 14th.

The Summer Collection can be viewed at

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New Art Enhances Hotel Restaurant

"American Palette" by Tim Yanke
hangs at the Rugby Grille
As part of Rugby Grille’s continuing evolution, the Townsend Hotel’s award-winning restaurant has partnered with Park West Gallery to add seven contemporary pieces of art from some of metro Detroit’s, and the world’s, finest artists.

“Much like Executive Chef Jim Bologna layers the unique flavors in each dish, these artists use color and light to immediately grab our patrons’ attention. The artists’ remarkable skill will dazzle the eye and intrigue the mind,“said Keith Schofield, director of restaurant operations for Rugby Grille.

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Print Club of Albany Exhibit

The Print Club of Albany recently sponsored a special exhibit of artwork donated by Albert Scaglione, founder and CEO of Park West Gallery, and Marc Scaglione, President of Park West. The Park West Donation Exhibition was displayed from May 27 through June 20 at Fulton Street Gallery in Troy, New York.

Thousands of works of art have been donated to the Print Club of Albany by the Scagliones, and this was the first time that these works were exhibited to the public. “We are grateful to the Scaglione family for making these works available,” said Charles Semovitch, Curator of the Print Club of Albany.

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Leslie Lew's "Food for Thought"

The John C. Hart Library recently announced an exhibition of “Food for Thought,” sculpted oils by Leslie Lew. “Food for Thought” explores the themes of products, food and places within our culture. A public artist’s reception was held on June 13.

Leslie Lew’s paintings bespeak the legacy of Pop Art. An artist that began showing in the 80’s as part of the East Village Art Movement, her career has spanned over 25 years. Ms. Lew has had over twenty solo shows, participated in numerous museum exhibitions and is also in a number of respected art collections.

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Romero Britto: Sport is Humanity

Photo Credit: foto-net
World-renowned Brazilian painter Romero Britto is one of many artists proud to participate in the campaign for the Official Art Poster Edition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, part of the profits of which will be put back into the ‘20 Centres for 2010' campaign.

In an exclusive interview with at the 59th FIFA Congress in Nassau, where two of his works were being showcased, this colourful 46-year-old spoke passionately about his art, football, his motivations and the FIFA World Cup...

Read the Full Interview

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Customer Corner

We love to read all of the positive letters from our customers and we're happy to publish a handful of our recent favorites in the Customer Corner section of our Blog. We would love to hear from you too! Send us an email

Dear Park West Gallery...

> I really enjoyed the auctions and they went above and beyond to make sure that buying art was a unique and great experience.
Greg H. | Reno, Texas

> We look forward to a continuing relationship with Park West and, once again, thank you!
Robert M. | Mansfield, Ohio

> This was our first VIP cruise and we were impressed with how Park West did everything top notch from beginning to end.
Frank and Ginette M. | Kennesaw, Georgia

> My wife and I really enjoyed our first art auction on a cruise.
Dan & Zeny S. | Lenexa, Kansas

> Our art auctioneers were extremely knowledgeable and professional; and this along with their fervor towards art made all the auctions exciting and ‘Must attend events!!’
Deborah W. | Adkins, Texas

Letters to the Editor

The Park West Gallery Newsletter staff is so appreciative of all of the thoughtful words we receive from our readers!

Please email with your comments or suggestions for upcoming issues of the Park West Gallery Newsletter. Drop us a line and we may even post it online!

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June 2009 - Issue 10

In this issue:
Mayor Honors Park West Gallery
Park West Summer Sale 2009
New Art Enhances Hotel Restaurant
Print Club of Albany Exhibit
Leslie Lew's "Food for Thought"
Romero Britto: Sport is Humanity
Customer Corner
Letters to the Editor
Times Top 200 Artists
Summer with the Masters

Park West Gallery Website
Artist Biographies
The Park West Blog on Wordpress
Follow @ParkWestGal on Twitter
Facebook Art Collectors Club
Park West Videos on YouTube
Park West Photos on Flickr
Park West Foundation

Times Top 200 Artists

The Times Online recently asked its readers to cast their votes for the greatest artist working since 1900. The 1.4 million votes were tallied, and on June 9 a list of the top 200 artists of the 20th century to the present was posted.

Which artist was number 1? Did your favorite artist make the list? Click Here to find out!

Summer with the Masters

Matisse: 1917-1941

MADRID, SPAIN — From June 9, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting the exhibition
Matisse: 1917-1941, comprising a survey of the artist’s work during the central period of his career. The exhibition’s curator has selected 74 paintings, sculptures and drawings, most of which have never been previously exhibited in Spain, loaned from about fifty museums and collections world-wide.

Salvador Dali Liquid Desire

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — A Salvador Dali work that was shunned by Melbourne’s major gallery 70 years ago will dominate the National Gallery of Victoria’s Winter Masterpieces program. Now it is back as a highlight of the
Salvador Dali Liquid Desire exhibition, which features more than 200 pieces spanning the artist’s entire career, from cubism to surrealism to film.

Chagall and the
Russian Jewish Theater

Chagall and the Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater, 1919-1949 – on view through September 8, 2009 – the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, California tells the little-known and tumultuous story of this vanguard artistic flowering, which thrived on the stage for thirty years before being brutally extinguished during the Stalinist era.

Picasso's Château de Vauvenargues

PROVENCE, FRANCE — This summer, 36 years after Picasso’s death, the château in the south of France opens its gates to the public for the first time. The Spanish artist bought
Château de Vauvenargues in 1958 after he discovered it in the foothills of Mont Sainte-Victoire, the mountain immortalised in countless paintings by Paul Cézanne, the man Picasso regarded as his artistic father.

Miró – Dupin. Art and Poetry

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Twenty-five years after artist Joan Miró’s death, The Joan Miró Foundation presents a new exhibit Miró – Dupin. Art and Poetry. The show examines the artist’s lifelong interest in poetry and his close friendship with French poet, biographer and art critic, Jacques Dupin.

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