Thursday, August 14, 2008

Park West Gallery Celebrates 40 Years...and Everybody Is Still Talking About It!

More than 40 artists represented by Park West Gallery — from the Israeli founder of kinetic art, Yaakov Agam, to U.S. celebrity artists Thomas Kinkade and Peter Max— convened in Detroit on July 16–17, 2008

Sundance-winner Alexander Rockwell to direct documentary of event

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Park West Gallery, one of the world’s largest fine art dealers, marked its 40th anniversary this July by bringing more than 40 artists to Detroit, offering journalists a unique opportunity to interview some of the biggest names in the art world. The artists, along with a number of well-known art historians and writers, stayed at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Mich., and convened at Park West’s 63,000-square-foot gallery in Southfield, Mich., for the two-day event.

Since its establishment in 1969, Park West Gallery has helped launch the careers of hundreds of contemporary artists, providing fine artwork to more than 1.2 million clients in more than 70 countries around the world. Among the artists who attended the anniversary celebration are Yaakov Agam, Thomas Kinkade, Peter Max, Csaba Marcus, Anatole Krasnyansky, Fanch Ledan, Linda LeKinff, Tomasz Rut, Igor Medvedev, and Itzchak Tarkay. The event also featured South African realist painter Andrew Bone, who works in the bush of Africa; British artist Simon Bull, who recently painted the life of Muhammad Ali; and American photo-realist painter Scott Jacobs.

"Dear Mr. Scaglione,

We would like to express our gratitude to you for inviting us to the Park West 40th Anniversary. It was indeed a huge success and a stupendous undertaking on your part to have such distinguished artists come together for your event.

We had a fabulous time seeing your gallery, meeting the artists and enjoying your lovely town, plus buying several great pieces of art.

The accomodations at the Townsend Hotel were superb and every breakfast, lunch and dinner were outstanding. Needless to say, every arrangement made by your staff, from airport pickup and back, the bus rides to the gallery were perfect.

We thank you so much for a wonderful five days in Birmingham and congratulate you on your many achievements.


Mary & John M." (Omaha, NE)


  1. As one of the newer members to join Park West's staff it was awsome to see and meet the artists who paint for Park West. It can't get more real than that.

  2. Congratulations on your anniversary. With the current economy staying in business is an accomplishment in itself. Staying in business for 40 continuous years is extraordinary.

  3. What new can be expected from this 40th year long celebration? We all wait and wonder. I hope to be invited to be a part of the festivities.

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  5. There's a rumor it might happen all over again. Lots and lots of artists at Park West. Stay tuned.


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