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|Park West Gallery Launches Marcus Glenn Website|
PARK WEST GALLERY recently launched a microsite for Michigan-based artist Marcus Glenn. The site features information about the artist, a virtual gallery of his artwork, and video footage of Glenn showcasing his work and talking about his inspiration... READ MORE >>Visit the Marcus Glenn website >>
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Artists In the News
|Britto Pop Art Will Adorn Miami Dolphins’ Stadium|
MIAMI, FLORIDA — Miami Dolphins owner, Stephen Ross, announced that world-renowned artist Romero Britto will be bringing Land Shark Stadium alive through his iconic art. The stadium’s helixes and gate entrances will be adorned by Britto’s high-energy and vibrant art, adding life and a touch of South Florida to the venue. “This is like a dream come true for an artist to be able to share his art with so many people,” said Britto... READ MORE >>
|An Interview with Legendary Artist Peter Max|
DENVER, COLORADO — The Denver Egotist recently interviewed Pop icon, Peter Max, about his past, present and future as a legendary artist. You love and thrive off painting to music. What’s your favorite music to paint to? Max: "I love all music. Led Zeppelin, Chris Cornell, jazz, rock, I like it all. There’s not a genre of music that I don’t love. Music is one of the greatest things on this Earth..." READ MORE >>
|Salvador Dalí’s Sculpture Workshop Opens to the Public|
CADAQUES, SPAIN — The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation has opened a new space that visitors can see when they go to Salvador Dalí’s house in Port Lligat. It is a circular construction that the artist used as an additional workshop, a special room to make sculptures and performances.
The master of Surrealism once explained, “Port Lligat is a place for accomplishments. It is the perfect place for my work..." Salvador Dalí moved to Port Lligat in 1930... READ MORE >>
|Authentic Rembrandt Painting Emerges From Hiding|
ANTWERP, BELGIUM — The painting has been there since 1886, but it is only now that the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp is 100% sure: the portrait of Eleazar Swalmius is an authentic Rembrandt. The painting of the preacher, which had been part of a collection belonging to Louis XIV’s brother, the Duke of Orléans, was bought by the museum. For many years it was attributed to Govert Flinck, another painter of the period, and at one point was even placed in storage... READ MORE >>
|New Restaurant Will Dish Out Fried Chicken, Apple Pie and Norman Rockwell|
NEW YORK — Norman Rockwell’s warm and fuzzy portraits of Americana are widely admired, even though his visions may have been more dream than reality. Soon, Norman Rockwell paintings of an idyllic America will be popping up on Long Island, but not in an art gallery. Bill Sukow, a Sayville restaurateur, plans to open the first of about eight Norman Rockwell-themed restaurants in Stony Brook in January... READ MORE >>
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Art Exhibits On View
TORONTO, CANADA – The Art Gallery of Ontario presents Surreal Things, an exhibition that examines the influence of Surrealism on the world of design as expressed in theatre, interiors, fashion, film, architecture and advertising. The show explores how some of the greatest 20th century artists engaged with Surrealism to create extraordinary objects. Featured artists include Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, and Joan Miró.
On view until September 13, 2009 | Exhibit Details >>
|Henri Matisse and Modern Art on the French Riviera|
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Henri Matisse and Modern Art on the French Riviera. The winding stretch of Mediterranean coastline extending from Marseilles to Menton — known as the French Riviera — has inspired numerous artists since becoming a tourist resort in the 1860s. This installation celebrates the French Riviera’s mythic allure for modern artists.
On view until October 25, 2009 | Exhibit Details >>
|Miró in His Garden|
SAINT-PAUL, FRANCE — Miró en Son Jardin (Miró in His Garden) will be on display at the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The exhibit — which includes 250 works by Joan Miró, ranging from major paintings and sculptures to several never-seen-by-the-public pieces — occupies the entire museum and gardens, illustrating the profound relationship between the Maeght family and this artist.
On view until November 8, 2009 | Exhibit Details >>
|Word and Image/Word as Image|
PORTLAND, OREGON — The Portland Art Museum presents Word and Image/Word as Image, an exhibition examining the relationship between word and image in prints over the course of more than 500 years, from the Renaissance to today. Comprised of nearly 70 works, the show highlights artists like Albrecht Durer, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Francisco de Goya, Ed Ruscha, and Georges Braque.
On view until November 29, 2009 | Exhibit Details >>
|Picasso and the Allure of Language |
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University presents Picasso and the Allure of Language, an exhibit examining Pablo Picasso’s lifelong relationship with writers and the many ways in which language affected his work. The show includes all media of Pablo Picasso works, with photographs, letters, book projects and manuscripts by a diverse group of other artists and writers.
On view until January 3, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>
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|The Advantages of a Career Selling Art at Sea|
Written By Michael T., Art Auctioneer
"BEING AN ART AUCTIONEER has been a truly amazing opportunity. I can honestly say that I love what I do! Introducing new collectors to the joy of collecting; seeing the amazement in people’s eyes as I show a Rembrandt and relate the compelling story behind these incredible works; the excitement and energy of running a live cruise art auction for hundreds of people..." READ MORE >>
|Art Auctioneer May Be the Best Job In the World|
Written By Seth C., Art Auctioneer
"I HAVE ONE OF THE BEST JOBS in the world; I am an Art Auctioneer representing Park West Gallery. Living and working on a cruise ship is a wonderful life. Every week I meet two or three thousand new guests that turn into friends and clients as we share the experience of travel and fine art. Life is good. I help to enable my collectors to turn their houses into homes..." READ MORE >>
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|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 >>
> "The combination of the quality of art, fair prices and tremendous customer service has insured that we will be lifetime Park West customers." Jody D. | Ozark, Missouri> "Every time we cruise we find more paintings or drawings that we can’t resist. They are all beautiful." Michael & Claudia F. | Sonora, California> "Your staff was engaging, informative, friendly and FUN!" Maripat R. | Winthrop, Massachusetts> "The Park West staff was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, thoughtful, accommodating and sensitive to any request we made." Edmond & Susan H. | New York, NY> "I really love all the artwork I bought from you." Susie L. | Estero, Florida
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September 2009 - Issue 13
In this issue:|
Park West Gallery News
Artists In the News
Art Exhibits On View
Park West Gallery Website
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
Park West Foundation Participates in Peace Day
DETROIT, MICHIGAN — The first annual Weusi Olusola Peace Day was held at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) on August 10, 2009. The Park West Foundation proudly participated, sending members of its recently launched Blue Babies initiative to help out with the festivities.
Peace Day was created to honor the memory of former President and Program Director of Pioneers for Peace, Weusi Olusola. His life’s mission was to educate and reach out to the community in the hopes of ending violence...
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Park West Gallery Supports Institutes of Higher Learning
SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN — As part of its ongoing university donation program, Park West Gallery will be providing framing services for 100 works of art donated to Central Michigan University (CMU), allowing the works to be prominently displayed and making the artwork more accessible to Central Michigan students, its faculty, and the local community.
Founder and CEO of Park West Gallery, Albert Scaglione explained, “We hope that Central Michigan enjoys the artwork and, with it now being framed, is able to display the works in such a way that CMU students are able to significantly benefit from the collection..." READ MORE >>
Art World Reality TV:
Work of Genius on FOX
MIAMI, FLORIDA – This October, FOX will air a new reality television series, Work Of Genius, that will create, expose and push twelve of America’s most talented, yet previously undiscovered creative artists, to live, create, and complete together for the chance of having their life and career transformed into the Hottest Contemporary Artist in America... READ MORE >>
Henkel Helps Create!
Children ages 2-18 are invited to dig into their crayon boxes, watercolor palettes and art supplies to depict their unique visions for creating a better world for a chance to win travel awards and cash prizes. Entries will be judged by online visitors and the Henkel Celebrity Judges, who include contemporary artist Romero Britto. Prize details and contest rules >>
Art Book Giveaway
Park West Gallery is giving away a FREE Hardcover Art Book! Participating in the Park West contest is so simple and quick, you’ve just got to enter! Prize details and contest rules >>
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