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Catching Up with Rock Star Artist Michael Godard

Artist Michael Godard, the man behind those famously precocious olives, is already known as the “Rock Star of the Art World,” but he’s also become a Hall of Famer after signing a [...]

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Watch Kre8, Tim Yanke, and Lebo Talk Contemporary Art with Park West Gallery

What do artists talk about when they get together? Park West’s Senior Gallery Director Morris Shapiro wanted to share that experience with our collectors, so, at a recent event, he gathered [...]

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Csaba Markus Tells His Artist Origin Story on the Behind the Artist Podcast

“Larger than life.” That’s how “Behind the Artist” host Morris Shapiro describes Csaba Markus. Collectors always smile when Markus enters a room. With his trademark [...]

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Fanch Ledan Reveals His Interior Life on the Behind the Artist Podcast

Francois “Fanch” Ledan has been a professional artist since the 1970s, even though he’s never had any formal training. But that hasn’t stopped him from becoming a prolific [...]

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‘I Am Always Painting’: A Rare Interview with Artist Itzchak Tarkay

Renowned figurative artist Itzchak Tarkay was famous for avoiding discussions of his art. He was shy and frequently avoided the spotlight. However, in 2006, after a collectors’ event, Tarkay was [...]

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Peter Nixon Offers an Artist’s Perspective on One of His Favorite Paintings

We all have favorite works of art—paintings, sculptures, or other forms of artistic expression that connect with us on deep, emotional levels. Artists have their own favorites too. It can be [...]

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Marc Chagall’s Bible Series: How the Artist Brought the Bible to Life

Now considered a pioneer of modernism, 20th-century artist artist Marc Chagall risked damaging that reputation when he created a graphic series based on one of art’s most ancient subjects: The [...]

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Park West Gallery Director Talks to College Students About the Importance of Art

There have been many studies confirming the positive impact art can have on our physical and mental well-being. However, it’s vital to continue having conversations about the impact of art [...]

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How Artist Slava Ilyayev Brings Modern-Day Impressionism to Life

Collectors around the world love the remarkably textured paintings of acclaimed artist Slava Ilyayev. While his style is uniquely his own, Ilyayev regularly cites Impressionists like Vincent van [...]

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Patrick Guyton Tells His Fascinating Story on the ‘Behind the Artist’ Podcast

Every artist has a story to tell, and Patrick Guyton is no exception. This remarkable talent started out as the son of a commercial sign painter and eventually became one of the modern [...]