Article & Images courtesy of The Detroit Jewish News Online
PLATINUM: Decor - Art & Soul
Peek inside the personal collection of Park West Gallery’s director.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY GENE MEADOWS
Working directly with artists is one of the best parts of the job, he says, and a dream since he was a child. Shapiro grew up in Chicago in the 1950s and '60s. His mother, he says, decorated the house with gaudy French Provincial furniture and accessories. "It was really hideous," he remembers. "There was no art on the walls, so I made my own. I drew and painted in part to rebel against my parents."