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Park West Gallery Receives Best of Southfield Award
SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN — Park West Gallery has been selected for the 2009 Best of Southfield Award in the Retail Establishment Property Operation category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category... MORE >>

Park West Gallery Judges 2009 American Art Awards
PARK WEST GALLERY IS HONORED to participate in the judging of the 2009 American Art Awards. The panel of judges responsible for reviewing all of the submitted artwork consists of representatives from twenty-five of the country’s most prestigious galleries. Park West Gallery was selected to represent the state of Michigan.

“It’s great to be able to view work by up and coming artists and have the opportunity to help them gain exposure,” said Morris Shapiro, Park West’s Gallery Director of 26 years...

Park West Gallery Blog Chosen as Best in Art
THE PARK WEST GALLERY BLOG was recently chosen as a “Best of the Best” blog by Alltop! Park West is extremely honored to have been selected for a listing in the Alltop Art category - showing “All the top art news.” Not only is the Park West Gallery blog featured in the company of some of the best Art blogs on the web, but this recognition is further confirmation that we're fulfilling our mission to provide art enthusiasts with the latest in interesting art, artist and gallery news. MORE >>

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Artist Features

Peter Nixon’s Goddesses of the Moon
Written for Park West Gallery by Artist PETER NIXON
MY RECENT PAINTINGS, The Moon Triptych, were originally inspired by a book I read some time ago; Moondust by Andrew Smith - a poignant account of the NASA mission, containing moving interviews with all the astronauts. I was reminded of the book recently - on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing in 2009 - and decided to produce a triptych to celebrate the magical and momentous memory from my childhood... MORE >>

Simon Bull Unveils Tribute to Michael Jackson
THE UNTIMELY DEATH of the Michael Jackson shocked the world, and prompted an outpouring of creative tributes. Artist Simon Bull recently revealed his latest painting – a tribute to the "King of Pop."

“When I thought about celebrating Michael Jackson’s incredible life I wanted to come up with something that captured, in a straightforward way, the joy and vibrancy he brought to us all through his music..." MORE >>

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Artists In the News

Dali and Disney: The Art and Animation of Destino
DAYTON, OHIO — Park West customers are sharing some surreal artwork with the Dayton Art Institute. To celebrate the museum's 90th anniversary, starting in October the DAI will show Dali and Disney: The Art and Animation of Destino. The Destino works are on loan to the DIA courtesy of Springboro couple, Dr. Lawrence and Holley Thompson, who purchased the pieces from Park West Gallery - the exclusive seller of Destino. Destino resulted from a unique collaboration between Salvador Dali and Walt Disney... MORE >>

How POP Artist Peter Max Met His Muse
NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMESPeter Max's favorite topic, endearingly, is his Muse – wife Mary Max. How'd they meet? Max exited his New York studio one day about a decade ago and spotted one Mary Baldwin chatting with friends on the sidewalk. She was no stranger: he'd doodled her exact profile for years. Max rushed into his studio, returned with a drawing and handed it to the stranger, blurting, “I've been drawing you all my life.” His crush was politely unimpressed... MORE >>

Dali Foundation Acquires Rare Portrait of His Wife
FIGUERES, SPAIN — Antoni Pitxot, director of the Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres, and Montse Aguer, director of the Centre for Dalinian Studies, have presented the latest acquisition made by the Dalí Foundation: an oil titled Gala.

This painting could be the first portrait of Salvador Dali’s wife. The painter made - from a photographic portrait of Gala - a detailed portrait with collage, full of details... MORE >>

Rembrandt Exhibit First of Its Kind in the Middle East
MUSCAT, OMAN — Al Salmi Library will present Rembrandt in Oman, a grand exhibition of 100 original Rembrandt prints from the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam.

“This will be the first time the works of Rembrandt will be on public display not only in Oman but also in the entire Middle East and North African region,” said Stefan van Wersch, Ambassador of the Netherlands... MORE >>

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Art Exhibits Currently on View

Norman Rockwell: American Imagist
NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND — The National Museum of American Illustration presents Norman Rockwell: American Imagist, the first Norman Rockwell exhibition ever to be shown in Rhode Island. The remarkable collection of selected art - including more than 60 original paintings, drawings and studies – spans six decades of the artist’s career. On view until August 30, 2009.

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Picasso’s Late Sculpture: Woman
MALAGA, SPAIN — The Museo Picasso Málaga presents the exhibition, Picasso’s Late Sculpture: Woman. The sheet-metal sculpture, Woman (1961), donated by Christine Ruiz-Picasso, is the highlight of this exhibition, bringing together some 40 works produced by Pablo Picasso at different moments of his life.
On view until August 30, 2009.

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Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — The University of Michigan Museum of Art recently added to its collections a complete first edition of Francisco Goya y Lucientes’s famous set of prints Los Caprichos, which offers cutting social commentary on religion, prostitution, and the professional class. This exhibition presents some of Goya’s most iconic - and disturbing - imagery. On view until August 30, 2009.

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Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art
VANCOUVER, BC — The Vancouver Art Gallery is currently showing Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum, the largest and most significant collection of 17th century Dutch art ever presented in Canada. The exhibition of 128 works of art features some of the finest paintings by celebrated Dutch masters. On view until September 13, 2009.

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Hommages à Toulouse-Lautrec Affichiste
PARIS, FRANCE — Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs, housed in the Louvre Palace, pays homage to the posters of Toulouse-Lautrec in its latest exhibition. The show is a nostalgic celebration of the legendary Belle Epoque, when Montmartre and the Chat Noir were the artistic and entertainment center of the world.
On view until January 3, 2010.

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August 2009 - Issue 12

In this issue:
Park West Gallery News
Artist Features
Artists In the News
Art Exhibits Currently on View
Vote 4 the Best
Customer Corner
Stay Updated

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

Vote 4 the Best

PARK WEST GALLERY is competing in the annual WDIV Channel 4 vote “4 the Best” contest! In 2008 Voters chose Park West Gallery as the “Best Art Gallery in Detroit” — and we would love to keep our title this year! Contest ends August 31, 2009. VOTE NOW >>


Park West Foundation Launches "Blue Babies"
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – On Saturday, August 1, during the Together, We Can Michigan “Blue and Green Fest” community event, the Park West Foundation formally unveiled its “Blue Babies” initiative.

The initiative is designed to facilitate the positive transformation of young people who are aging out of the foster care system. The “Blue Babies” represent Michigan youth who have triumphed over adversity and are committed to leading by example to empower their peers and to serve as guardians and advocates of children’s rights in service of their communities...

Albert Scaglione Co-Chairs Ace For Life Golf Outing
PLYMOUTH, MICHIGAN – On Saturday, August 15, Albert Scaglione, CEO of Park West Gallery, will co-chair the ACE FOR LIFE golf outing at the beautiful Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center. ACE FOR LIFE proceeds support infants from area Pregnancy Centers that empower Men/Women to become self-sufficient, improving lives forever in our community.

Win a $10,000 hole-in-one for a $300 charitable donation!

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Customer Corner

Dear Park West Gallery...
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 >>

My congratulations to Park West for the people they hire, their marketing ideas and the caliber of their product knowledge." Ray Z. & Kathy K. | East Moriches, New York

> "The auctions were fun and entertaining." James B.| Lascassas, Tennessee

> "I am sure on our next cruise we will again be attending auctions and adding to our collection through your many wonderful works of art." Phil S. | Newfoundland, Canada

> "I am looking forward to the arrival of my art pieces, and then to admiring them on the walls!!" Carla & Candace H. | Seminole, Florida

> "I am extremely satisfied with the exceptional service I have received from the knowledgeable auctioneers and gallery directors aboard every cruise on which I have purchased artwork." Lori P. | Wesley Chapel, Florida

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