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Park West Gallery Winter Sale

Park West Gallery Winter Sale 2010
2010 Winter Sale Event
The Park West Gallery Winter Collection is currently being featured online and offers exciting sale prices! This special collection showcases more than 400 works by some of the world’s greatest artists, along with a portion of our expansive sports memorabilia collection of signed photographs and sport-specific collectables, Japanese Woodcuts, several examples from our impressive animation art collection, as well as fine jewelry pieces from high-end designers. Sale ends February 15, 2010.

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Cruise News

Royal Caribbean "Explorer of the Seas"
Royal Caribbean and Art Auction Crew Raise $20K for Charity
The Art Auction Team representing Park West Gallery aboard the Royal Caribbean “Explorer of the Seas” recently organized several events to raise money for charities in the ship’s ports of call. The fundraising activities conducted by art auctioneers and other cruise ship crew members generated over $20,000! “When you consider that these crew members of modest means donated over $20,000 in a month to help children in need, it gives you hope for a better tomorrow,” said art auctioneer John Block. READ MORE >>

Article on Cruise Ship Art Auctions
An Art Collector’s Insightful View of Cruise Ship Art Auctions
When Park West Gallery learned of the article entitled Cruise Ship Art Auctions, written by art collector Shasta Wilson following her recent cruise to Mexico, we were absolutely thrilled! In fact, we’re so appreciative of the well-written piece that we posted an excerpt on our blog. In part: “My personal experiences with onboard auctions have been great. Thanks to various resourceful dealers, including Werner and Amanda, my husband and I have made some great additions to our collection..." READ MORE >>

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Artists in the News

Rembrandt Etching Found in a Bathroom
Rembrandt Etching Discovered in a University Bathroom
WASHINGTON D.C. — A fun part of collecting artwork from Park West Gallery (from anywhere really) is deciding where the piece should hang to best fit in with your decor. Art is created to be seen, displayed and enjoyed each and every day; not to be tucked away, lost or forgotten. So how did an original Rembrandt etching find its way into a bathroom cabinet at The Catholic University of America (CUA) and then for years remain hidden there, obscured from public view? READ MORE >>

Art Gallery Buys Rare Chagall Painting
Art Gallery Finds Rare Chagall Painting at Auction
LONDON — The Ben Uri Jewish Museum of Art knows firsthand that art auctions can offer not only superb finds but bargain prices as well. The small London art gallery paid roughly $43,000 – a fraction of its estimated $1.6 million value – for a rare Marc Chagall painting at a Paris auction last fall. The exceptional painting, Apocalypse in Lilac, Capriccio (1945), is one of only 10 Chagall works of art created between 1938 and 1945 to feature a Jewish Christ. READ MORE >>

"The Problem We All Live With" (1964) by Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell and the Civil Rights Movement
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed Jan. 18 of this year), Park West reposted part of a noteworthy article published by the South Florida Times. The article “Rockwell painted civil rights portraits, too,” challenges the popular belief that legendary illustrator Norman Rockwell ignored racial and social issues, depicting only a narrow ethnic view of the white upper class. The author argues that although at times Rockwell was constrained by editorial guidelines, the artist was, in reality, very socially concerned and a genuine supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. READ MORE >>

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Art Exhibits on View

Rembrandt in Southern California
Rembrandt Invades SoCal...and the Internet
Recently, a handful of notable museums in Southern California have created a unique collaborative online exhibition focused on the seventeenth-century Dutch master. SoCal is actually home to the third-largest assemblage of Rembrandt paintings in the United States. By comparison, the Park West Gallery Rembrandt Collection isn’t quite as extensive, but we can certainly attest that launching a website is a really great way to educate the public about art. Exhibit Details >>

Romero Britto Retrospective
FGCU Presents a Romero Britto Retrospective
FORT MYERS, FL — An exciting new exhibit featuring the artwork of Romero Britto opened January 15 at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Romero Britto: A Select Retrospective presents some of the Miami artist’s earlier works on newsprint and cardboard, as well as preparatory sketches for completed works; recent works are also on view. “[Britto] seems to be on a rock star level,” commented the co-curator of the exhibit.
On view until February 5, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>

Dali in Merida:
Views of a Dream
Mexico Gets Surreal – Dali in Merida: Views of a Dream
MEXICO — A selection of images from one of Park West Gallery’s most treasured print collections, Salvador Dali’s Divine Comedy, is starring in a new exhibit opening in Mexico’s southeastern city of Merida. Dali in Merida: Views of a Dream will be on view at Merida’s Olimpo Cultural Center. The exhibit will honor the life and work of Salvador Dali by displaying 93 engravings created by the artist to illustrate literary works including The Divine Comedy. On view until March 23, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>

A New Approach to Joan Miro
A New Approach to Joan Miró
BARCELONA — If you’re planning a trip to Spain in the near future, be sure to add The Joan Miró Foundation to your sightseeing list. Donated by the artist’s family, the Foundation recently acquired seventeen new original Joan Miró works on paper which have all been added to its permanent displays. Over the years, paper was the material that Joan Miró used most often, working with all kinds, from sandpaper and cardboard to newspaper and other printed materials. On view until March 25, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>

Henri Matisse: A Celebration of Poetry
Henri Matisse: A Celebration of French Poets & Poetry
ATLANTA, GA — “I don’t distinguish between the making of a book and a painting,” Henri Matisse once said. A new exhibit in Atlanta showcases works from two of the many illustrated books known as “livre d’artistes” (artist’s books), produced during Matisse's lifetime. Henri Matisse: A Celebration of French Poets & Poetry focuses on the artist's love and devotion to books and poetry, celebrating the works of France’s most revered poets from the Renaissance to modern times. On view until May 9, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>

The Evolution of Printmaking
The Evolution of Printmaking from Masters to Modern Artists
DAVENPORT, IOWA — Printmaking fosters a unique method of artistic expression and provides great advantages to an artist in terms of being able to easily produce and distribute their original works to the masses. In the Footsteps of Masters: The Evolution of the Reproductive Print at the Figge Art Museum examines the role of printmaking in the development of visual culture. The exhibit features over 80 European and American prints from the 15th to 20th centuries. On view until May 23, 2010 | Exhibit Details >>

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February 2010 - Issue 18

In this issue:
Park West Gallery Winter Sale
Cruise News
Artists in the News
Art Exhibits on View
New Art App
Call to Artists
Holiday Raffle Winner
Customer Corner
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Park West Gallery Website
Artist Biographies
The Park West Blog on Wordpress
Follow @ParkWestGal on Twitter
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Park West Videos on YouTube
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Park West Foundation

New Art App

Salvador Dali App for
iPhone & iPod Touch

Where Have All “The Soft Watches” Gone?
Even in his absence, Salvador Dali continues to occasionally capture media attention and he’s apparently keeping up with technology as well – a Dali-based app called The Soft Watches is now available for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Recently, Park West Gallery posted the news that two new apps by Peter Max are available for the iPhone/iPod Touch. We think Dali would be pleased to know that his artwork was also translated into a new app based on his most well-known painting The Persistence of Memory (1931). READ MORE >>

Call to Artists

Let's Save Michigan
Poster Contest

Let's Save Michigan!
Park West Gallery has proudly operated our Michigan headquarters for over 40 years, and we think the following opportunity is a wonderful way to honor our great state... The Detroit Institute of Arts and Let’s Save Michigan have issued an open call to artists, illustrators, and graphic designers for original posters to inspire Michiganders to revive their state. The "Let's Save Michigan" posters should be a call to action and serve as part of a campaign to rally citizens to do the hard work necessary for Michigan to thrive in the future. Contest ends Feb. 15. DETAILS >>

Holiday Raffle Winner

And the Winner Is...
Park West Gallery received over 225 entries to our Holiday Raffle for a free framed work of art!

Ralph & Elma
from Fenton, Michigan!!

Stay tuned for more art giveaways coming soon...

Customer Corner

Dear Park West Gallery...

"[...] we completely enjoyed ourselves and the stress free, fun environment Park West and its staff provided..." —Douglas & Angela C. | Selden, New York

"From the terrific experience that I had, I know that when I choose to buy art work again it will be from Park West Galleries.” Venice B. | Ontario, Canada

"Thank you again for helping make this cruise another memorable one by providing such excellent works of art and most importantly, great people..." —Patrick and Diana A. | Plantation, Florida

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