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"A Good Time Was Had By All VI" by Simon Bull
Happy New Year from Park West Gallery!
Thank you to our wonderful customers for your patronage and loyalty throughout our more than 40 years in business. We look forward to another year of bringing you the best selection, service and value in the industry, as we continue to fulfill our mission of connecting people everywhere with fine art and the artists who create it.

From the Park West Gallery Family to yours, here's wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010!

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In Memoriam: Roy E. Disney

Roy E. Disney
Roy Edward Disney, nephew of Walt Disney, died Dec. 16 at the age of 79.

"I had the pleasure of meeting Roy E. Disney on New Year’s Eve of 2006. Marc Scaglione, the President of Park West Gallery, and I visited his office in Los Angeles and conducted a videotaped interview with him about one of his passions, the Disney-Dali film collaboration,
Destino. I view that day in his office as one of the high-points of my career..." READ MORE >>

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Park West Gallery Artist Exclusive

Detail from
"Venetian Colour –
by Peter Nixon
Venetian Cruise Excursion Inspires Park West Artist
“'What a difference a day makes,' as the song says, and a day can have a wonderfully transformative effect. I have had many memorable days on Park West excursions: nocturnal jeep rides stargazing in the Mojave Desert, zip-wiring through the jungle in Tortuga and wandering in luxuriant gardens in Madeira. I recently experienced another of these significant occasions in one of my favourite cities – Venice. Venice has always been a special place for me and a kind of muse for my work, the starting point for many ideas..."

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Artists in the News

Staff at the Carnegie Museum of Art roll up Dali’s 1942 curtain “Theseus Minotaur”
Art Museum Unfurls Enormous Salvador Dali Masterpiece
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — An enormous stage curtain created by Salvador Dali for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo was unfurled at the Carnegie Museum of Art for the first time since the museum acquired it 33 years ago. The purpose: to evaluate its condition, photograph it for the museum’s internal use and figure out how to display it. The work is so huge it had to be laid flat on the marble floor of the Hall of Sculpture. Measuring 26 1/2 feet high by 49 1/2 feet wide, it is almost 10 feet higher than the museum’s tallest gallery ceiling. “It’s spectacular,” said Louise Lippincott, the Carnegie’s chief curator. “It’s in amazing condition..." READ MORE >>

Detail of a
Pablo Picasso print from "Vingt Poèmes de Góngora"
Picasso Etchings Discovered Between Pages of a Library Book
The Guardian — Thirteen etchings by Pablo Picasso have come to light after a Spanish professor discovered them jammed into the pages of a book owned by the Spanish artist’s lover and muse, Dora Maar. The aquatints were found by chance earlier this year when Professor Andrés Soria began leafing through the pages of an illustrated edition of a book of poems by the Spanish poet Luis de Góngora, which was bought by Spain’s National Library a decade ago. Soria, a literature specialist, said he was waiting for art historians and Picasso experts to turn their attention to the find — which remained secret until [now]... READ MORE >>

Joan Miro's letters have been published for the first time
Hundreds of Joan Miró’s Letters Published for the First Time
BARCELONA — The Joan Miró Foundation, in conjunction with the Fundació Lluís Carulla and Editorial Barcino, are launching the first volume of the Epistolari Català de Joan Miró (Joan Miró’s Catalan Letters). This volume contains over one thousand letters and postcards – most of them hitherto unpublished – sent to more than a hundred people connected with Miró: relatives, friends from his youth, art critics, artists, gallery owners, journalists, etc. They are essential reading for any study of Joan Miro's life and work... READ MORE >>

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Art Exhibits On View

Dali Dali Featuring Francesco Vezzoli
Dali Dali Featuring Francesco Vezzoli
STOCKHOLM — The Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art) in Stockholm, Sweden presents Dalí Dalí Featuring Francesco Vezzoli. The exhibition brings together two artists, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) and Francesco Vezzoli (b.1971), with the idea of putting Dalí’s oeuvre in a contemporary context and looking at Vezzoli from a historical perspective. The exhibition highlights the artist role that Salvador Dalí assumed. It also experiments with the exhibition phenomenon itself, by juxtaposing a historical artist with a contemporary artist. On view until January 17, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>

Rijksmuseum Presents
Tavern Scenes,
Prints and Drawings
Rijksmuseum Presents Tavern Scenes, Prints and Drawings
AMSTERDAM — Tavern Scenes at the Rijksmuseum gives an idea of what it was like to be in a tavern in the 16th and 17th century. Taverns, fairs, village revelries and the accompanying feasting and fighting were favorite themes in art of the Low Countries in the 16th and 17th centuries, and were meant to be both entertaining and educational. This graphic pub-crawl in 18 prints and drawings takes in some of the most colourful watering-holes in the Rijksmuseum Print Room collection.
On view until March 1, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>

The Familiar Face:
Portrait Prints by Rembrandt
The Familiar Face: Portrait Prints by Rembrandt
PASADENA, Calif. — The Norton Simon Museum presents The Familiar Face: Portrait Prints by Rembrandt, an exhibition of 15 etchings by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669). Rembrandt’s prominence as a painter of portraits, particularly those of the merchants and burghers of Amsterdam, is well known. But the artist’s etched prints also have a place and purpose in recording the visages of his contemporaries. A skilled, innovative printmaker, Rembrandt embraced etching as a means of expression and experimentation. On view until March 22, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>

from Paris
Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne
CANBERRA, AU — Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond at the National Gallery of Australia features 112 of some of the best-known works of modern art from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, one of the great museums of 19th-century art. Famous works include Van Gogh’s Bedroom at Arles (1889), Cézanne’s beloved Mount Saint-Victoire (c. 1890), Gauguin’s Tahitian Women (1891), as well as many other great examples of Post-Impressionist art. On view until April 5, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>

Norman Rockwell:
Behind the Camera
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
STOCKBRIDGE, MA — A landmark exhibition that sheds new light on Norman Rockwell’s art and artistry is on view at Norman Rockwell Museum. Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera is the first exhibition to explore in depth Rockwell’s richly detailed study photographs, created by the artist as references for his iconic paintings. This the final major exhibition of the Norman Rockwell Museum’s 40th anniversary year.
On view until May 21, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>

Albrecht Durer:
Virtuoso Printmaker
Albrecht Durer: Virtuoso Printmaker
BOSTON, MA — The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presents Albrecht Durer: Virtuoso Printmaker. Albrecht Dürer was the pivotal figure of Late Gothic and High Renaissance German art. He remains, after 500 years — like Rembrandt, Goya, and Picasso — one of the supreme masters of printmaking. The exhibition is a choice selection of some 45 works from the MFA’s outstanding collection including iconic prints and Dürer’s celebrated woodcut series. On view until July 3, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>

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January 2010 - Issue 17

In this issue:
Happy New Year!
In Memoriam: Roy E. Disney
Park West Gallery Artist Exclusive
Artists in the News
Art Exhibits On View
Peter Max Cosmic Apps
Agam's World Record Menorah
Art Watch
Customer Corner
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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

Peter Max Cosmic Apps

Peter Max Apps for
iPhone & iPod Touch

The Art of Peter Max – There’s an App for That!
Business Wire — Legendary artist Peter Max has always been at the forefront of art media. His posters, magazine covers, and art products have captured the imagination of several generations. Now, the artist is releasing two apps that consumers can download at the iTunes AppStore. “I have always loved to share my art and visions with many people — at museum shows, on posters, on a giant Woodstock stage and even on a Continental super jet,” said Max. “Now, thanks to Apple and MobileAppWorks, my art will be able to reach people on an even more personal level — on their iPhones and iPod touches...” READ MORE >>

Agam's World Record Menorah

Yaacov Agam designed
the World's Largest
Menorah in New York

World's Largest Chanukah Menorah by Yaacov Agam
NEW YORK — The lighting of the World’s Largest Chanukah Menorah is always the central event of Chanukah for the millions of residents of New York and visitors to the Big Apple. The 32-foot high, gold-colored, 4,000 pound steel structure was lit nightly with genuine oil lamps. The Menorah, certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the World’s Largest, was specially designed by world-renowned artist Yaacov Agam. Rabbi Shmuel M. Butman lit the Menorah nightly together with special dignitaries including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Charles Schumer and Yaacov Agam... READ MORE >>

Art Watch

Peter Max Video

Peter Max Rock ‘n’ Roll Video RETROspective
If you’re a fan of Pop artist Peter Max and a rock ‘n’ roll lover, you must watch this video! Turn the volume up on your speakers and prepare to be wowed! WATCH >>

Customer Corner

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