We were so fortunate to have been invited to Houston back in September, which was our anniversary weekend. We started to turn down the gracious VIP invitation because it was a special time for me and Valerie. Wow we were blown away at the reception and personal attention shown to us by EJ and Rob the auctioneer.
They made us feel like VIP's and made our trip the anniversary of a lifetime. Both EJ and Rob demonstrated an incredible knowledge and passion for the artwork and various artists displayed. They were gracious hosts and ambassadors for Park West Galleries as this reflected greatly upon themselves as well as an asset to the galleria.
I still can't get over the experience of meeting Artists such as Simon Bull and Tim Yanke during our visit. How great is it to meet Muhammad Ali's personal artist, even that still amazes me today!!! Tim Yanke was mind blowing. Here you have someone who could pass for an average Joe such as myself, but in no way could be considered as such. He is one of the most gifted and complex artist that I have ever met. His ability to take an idea and attack it like a mad man on canvas with each stroke as random as it may appear to create such deliberate and awesome art work. I hope to have the privilege of meeting him again. I am merely an amateur collector with a passion to learn and collect new and exciting masterpieces, so for someone to extend such courtesy's to myself and Valerie is truly humbling and so appreciated.
Even if we are never invited to another auction, I can say that it was my pleasure and honor to be surrounded by such an awesome staff from Park West and great art enthusiasts such as myself. In closing I would also like to acknowledge the two assistants that helped with the Houston event as they were gracious and eager to assist us with information at the auction as we had lots of questions. I look forward to attending another auction as some point in time.