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Watch ‘The Story of Park West Gallery’: A Tribute to 50 Years of Fine Art

 In Albert Scaglione, Art & Gallery News, Artists & Special Collections, In the News, Video

How does a small street-corner gallery become the largest art dealer on the planet?

That’s the story of Park West Gallery, which celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2019. Those five decades couldn’t have happened without Albert Scaglione, the company’s founder and CEO.

Albert and Mitsie Scaglione

Albert and Mitsie Scaglione

In 1969, Albert left behind a promising career in engineering to pursue his dream—sharing art with the world.

Through his vision and hard work, the company he founded has become one of the most successful art enterprises in history, bringing art into the lives of almost three million collectors to date.

As Park West’s “golden” anniversary year draws to a close, this new video gives you a glimpse at what it took to transform Albert’s dream into a reality.

Park West's headquarters in 1980.

Park West’s headquarters in 1980.

In a recent interview, while speaking about the mission behind Park West, Albert said, “My vision is to reach people with pictures. How they get them… I’m not so concerned. I want them to get pictures, even if they don’t get them from me. Society can’t live without pictures.”

Albert added, “I’m not saying that’s revolutionary. There’s nothing revolutionary about selling pictures, but we can’t survive without pictures. We’ve exposed almost three million people to art. That’s a good number, but it has to be more. Why not ten million? Art will enrich their lives.”

Park West holds hundreds of auctions every year in luxury hotels, cruise ships, and other travel destinations.

Park West holds hundreds of auctions every year in luxury hotels, cruise ships, and other travel destinations.

Now, as Park West enters our next half-century, we will continue bringing art to everyday people all over the world. We will continue the work of the Park West Museum and the worldwide museum exhibitions it sponsors every year. And we will continue the work of the Park West Foundation, which supports disadvantaged children and arts education causes around the globe.

Park West may have started as one man’s dream, but, as a company, we will continue our work to share that dream with as many people as possible for the next fifty years and beyond.

Thank you for celebrating fifty years of fine art with Park West. We can’t wait to show you what comes next.

Albert welcoming guests to the Park West Museum in Michigan.

Albert welcoming guests to the Park West Museum in Michigan.

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  • Michael Zagursky
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    Several years ago I purchased paintings of Altmans & Wolfson and am happy that I did because not only of their beauty but also their value today. I am so pleased.

  • HEATHER E MARKSON
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    I have purchased two Peter Max paintings through Park West and am thrilled with them everyday. Thank you for the opportunity to have purchased these gems.

  • Camille J
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    I have been blessed to meet some incredible people from Park West Gallery and have enjoyed my art purchases. Thank you and happy holidays!

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