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Park West Gallery Artist News


Abstract Artist
Tim Yanke
Park West Gallery Launches Tim Yanke Microsite
Park West Gallery announces the launch of a website for Michigan-based artist Tim Yanke. The site features information about the artist, a virtual gallery of his artwork, and exclusive video footage of Yanke showcasing his work. “The beauty of abstract art is that a hundred different people will have a hundred different interpretations of a work," Yanke said. "Abstract art is reminiscent of play and childhood. It’s fun…fun to do, fun to look at, fun to experience...” VISIT THE TIM YANKE WEBSITE AT www.parkwest-yanke.com


Sculpted Oils Artist
Leslie Lew
Park West Gallery Artist Interviews: Leslie Lew (Part 1)
Park West Gallery Director, Morris Shapiro, recently had a rare opportunity to sit down for a chat with artist Leslie Lew. In Part 1 of a compelling interview, the “Sculpted Oils” artist discusses her artwork and thriving career. "People see my work and they say, 'I remember when I did that…' or, 'This brings back my memory of…' And it’s not one experience—there are all these little moments of our lives," Lew said. "I feel I am a recorder of history; I feel I am almost channeling that and grabbing it for posterity..." MORE >>


Action Painter
Alfred Gockel Paints on Berlin Wall
Art On the Berlin Wall – 20 Years Later
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, German artist Alfred Gockel returned to his country to create a painting on one of the last existing original pieces of the wall. Many other artists recently returned to the largest open-air gallery in the world, the so-called East Side Gallery in Berlin; a three-quarter mile stretch of the Berlin Wall decorated with approximately 100 colorful murals. In 1990, artists from all over the world came to paint the gray wall and in recent days, most have come to restore their works in honor of the 20th anniversary of the wall’s opening... MORE >>


Official Artwork for 2010 Kentucky Derby by Linda Le Kinff
Linda Le Kinff Named Official Artist of 2010 Kentucky Derby
A bold and colorful painting by internationally acclaimed French artist Linda Le Kinff was unveiled Nov. 13 at Churchill Downs as the official artwork of the 2010 Kentucky Derby. The focal point of the vibrant work is the world famous Kentucky Derby winner’s circle. The art will appear on posters, prints, tickets, racing programs and officially licensed products for the event. The commission of Le Kinff as The 2010 Official Artist of the Kentucky Derby marks a significant apex in the collection of prestigious artists who have lent their interpretations of America’s greatest race... MORE >>


44th Montreux Jazz Festival Poster by Romero Britto
Romero Britto Creates 44th Montreux Jazz Festival Poster
Brazilian Romero Britto has created the 2010 edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s poster, adding to a long list of striking images by famous artists that have made the posters desirable objects among collectors. Painted in strong and fresh colors, the poster for the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival represents a boy playing guitar and his dog sat on a drum. It is the second time Britto, known for his powerful colors and the cheerful vitality of his art, has designed a poster for the festival, which each year asks a prominent artist to create a fresh image for its trademark advertisement... MORE >>


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Art Exhibits on View


Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at
Vassar College
Albrecht Dürer: Impressions of the Renaissance
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Albrecht Dürer: Impressions of the Renaissance, an exhibition organized by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, features 41 works celebrating the world of Albrecht Dürer, one of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance. With keen curiosity and limited education, Albrecht Dürer interacted with leading humanists and scholars of the northern Renaissance. Their discussions and friendships informed many of his prints, which became monuments in the history of printmaking.
On view until December 24, 2009 | Exhibit Details >>


Baltimore
Museum of Art
Matisse as Printmaker
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – The Baltimore Museum of Art presents the first comprehensive exhibition on the printmaking of the great French artist Henri Matisse. Matisse as Printmaker features approximately 170 works of art spanning 50 years of Matisse’s career. The exhibit provides compelling evidence of the important role printmaking played in the evolution of Matisse’s visual ideas, from the artist’s earliest print in 1900 to the last in 1951. On view until January 3, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>


Nevada
Museum of Art
Rembrandt: The Embrace of Darkness and Light
RENO, NEVADA — Celebrating the life and legacy of the legendary Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rijn, the Nevada Museum of Art presents a major exhibit of etchings in Rembrandt: The Embrace of Darkness and Light. Displayed alongside a re-creation of the artist’s printmaking studio, 130 etchings will be highlighted along with tools similar to those Rembrandt would have used to create the etchings and drypoint prints for which he is so widely recognized. On view until January 17, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>


Cervantes Institute
Pablo Picasso's Suite Vollard
NEW DELHI, INDIA – The Fundación Mapfre and the Cervantes Institute have opened the exhibition Vollard Suite by Pablo Picasso. Formally inaugurated on November 11, by Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, this is the first major exhibition at the Cervantes Institute. The show includes 100 prints created by Picasso between September 1930 and March 1937, commissioned by the art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard.
On view until January 24, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>


Gari Melchers
Home and Studio
Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration
FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA – Gari Melchers Home and Studio is hosting the exhibition Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum. The exhibit features 11 original paintings by Norman Rockwell, which are among the finest examples of the artist’s advertising imagery. The paintings explore the doctor/patient relationship, health and healing across generations, and the importance of physical fitness. On view until January 31, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>


National
Museum of Cardiff
Rembrandt in Focus
CARDIFF, WALES — A special loan of Rembrandt van Rijn’s (1606-1669) Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet from Penrhyn Castle is on view at National Museum Cardiff alongside Netherlandish portraits from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ own collection. Rembrandt was also a brilliant printmaker. Examples of Rembrandt's etchings, with which he experimented to achieve unprecedented tones and expressive effects, also form part of the exhibit. On view until March 21, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>


Bowes Museum
Goya's Prison: The Year of Despair
DURHAM, ENGLAND — A prison scene painted by Francisco de Goya is the centerpiece of a new exhibition at the Bowes Museum which explores a landmark year in the Spanish master’s life and work. Goya became seriously ill in 1792 and lost his hearing. Turning his back on a lucrative role at the Royal Tapestry Factory, he moved to Andalusia, where his subject matter - prison, shipwrecks, fire, murder, robbery and asylum inmates - became darker and more personal. On view until April 11, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Cafe and Cabaret: Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris
BOSTON, MA — More than 30 bold and subtle posters, prints, and paintings representative of the bohemian nightlife of late 19th-century Paris are presented in Café and Cabaret: Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Toulouse-Lautrec spent his time in the neighborhood of Montmartre, at places such as the Moulin Rouge, and chronicled in his canvases and lithographs the extravagant nightlife of Parisian dance halls and nightclubs. On view until August 8, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>


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December 2009 - Issue 16

In this issue:
Park West Gallery Holiday Sale
Park West Gallery Artist News
Art Exhibits on View
Art Watch
On Being a Cruise Art Auctioneer
Customer Corner
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Artist Biographies
The Park West Blog on Wordpress
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Art Watch


Norman Rockwell

Rockwell in Vanity Fair
In the November 2009 issue of Vanity Fair, contributing editor David Kamp takes “a fresh look” at the art of Norman Rockwell in his article, Norman Rockwell’s American Dream. The article explores the inspiration and creative processes behind Norman Rockwell’s painted vignettes of everyday American life and argues that perhaps the artist is just as relevant today as ever. The accompanying video provides a wonderful slide show of Norman Rockwell’s artworks accompanied by further discussion of the artist. MORE >>


Pomidou Center, Paris

The Pompidou Mobile
Forget the lions, tigers and bears. Paris’ Pompidou Center plans to fill a colorful circus big top with Picassos, Matisses and Calders instead, creating a roving museum to take its masterpieces of modern art to France’s culturally deprived rural regions and rough suburbs. “It’s about bringing art to the people to awaken their desire to go toward the art,” the Pompidou’s president, Alain Seban, said. The artwork on display will change as the museum moves across the country, with exhibits loosely focused around broad themes like primary colors and black and white, the human body, and the energy of the city... MORE >>



On Being a Cruise Art Auctioneer


In Port, at the Beach

Not Your Average 9-to-5
By Jason C. | Art Auctioneer
“Without question one of the best career decisions I ever made was to work with Park West as an Art Auctioneer. I am an American and I was raised in Mission Viejo, California. When I was young I never got to travel further than Arizona. Everyone dreams of having that great jet-setting job traveling the world earning tons of money. When I finally decided to become an Art Auctioneer on a cruise ship I had no idea what I was getting myself into...all I knew for sure was that this job was like nothing else I had ever encountered..."
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Customer Corner

Dear Park West Gallery...

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