Las Vegas artist Melanie Stimmell sold-out debut with Park West Gallery
“Made in Vegas” semi-finalist caused a stir at her debut show with the world’s biggest art dealer
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan., January 6, 2022 / PRNewswire / – The Park West Gallery kicked off the new year by unveiling a new artist at its first online auctions of 2022, and the results have been incredible.
Melanie Stimmel, the acclaimed artist of Las Vegas, made him West Park debuted at the gallery’s special New Years weekend live auctions and immediately proved popular with collectors in attendance.
12 original paintings by Stimmell were on display and all sold in the weekend auctions. In fact, there was such a demand for Stimmell’s work that she even added three more paintings that were still being worked on in her studio – and those three paintings were sold as well.
His latest studio painting, titled “Awakened”, sold out after several rounds of intense bidding, and Stimmell was still in the process of finishing it as it sold out on Sunday night. Stimmell noted that the paint was still wet on the canvas as the final hammer fell for “Awakened”.
But that wasn’t Stimmell’s only milestone last weekend. The artist has also created two new graphic works for Park west New Year’s auctions, which were quickly adopted. The first, “The Countess Ova Rose”, was sold 48 times. The second, “The Messenger”, has been sold over 120 times, breaking the previous one. West Park record for the most works of the same image sold by an artist in a single day.
The previous record was held by the famous Miami artist Kre8, who coincidentally reached that milestone in last year’s New Years weekend online auction.
There was another amazing parallel between Park west New Year’s auctions 2021 and 2022, which made events a family affair. At the 2021 auction, Jasmyne Sitter, a 3-year-old “auctioneer-in-training” and daughter of senior auctioneer Jordan Sitter, struck the last hammer on the Kre8 artwork which became the first artwork. in West Park story collectable by over 100 collectors in one day. At the 2022 auction, the now 4-year-old Jasmyne was back and, once again, dropped the hammer to celebrate Stimmell’s old Kre8 record.
“I couldn’t be happier with at Mélanie Stimmel debut, “said Albert Scaglione, founder and CEO of West Park Gallery. “Our New Year’s auctions are becoming an important launching pad for some of our most famous artists, and I’m delighted that Melanie was able to carry on this tradition.
Stimmell first connected with West Park Gallery during the company’s first “Made in Vegas” artist competition in 2021. The competition aimed to find emerging artists in the Las Vegas and celebrating the opening of Park west two new locations at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Vegas. Stimmell was one of the top 10 semi-finalists in the competition and quickly caught the eye of Park west executive team.
“The moment I saw Melanie’s work for the first time, I knew we had found something special,” said Jean Bloc, Park west Executive Vice President. “His work is so whimsical and evocative, mixing reality with the fantastic in such a daring way. It’s not every day you meet an artist with such a clear vision, and I’m delighted that we can share this vision with our collectors. “
Stimmell is an incredibly accomplished artist and illustrator who worked for years as a technical director on the popular South Park TV shows. Known the world over for her talent as a muralist, she has received gold medals and first place awards in Europe most prestigious street painting competitions, including the title of Maestra Madonnara (Master Street Painter) in both Italy and Germany.
Now based at Las Vegas, Stimmell is a handsome artist, teacher and co-founder of We Talk Chalk, a 3D street painting company.
In addition to Stimmell’s first monumental show, Park west New Years Weekend — hosted by Jordan sitter and David Gorman — also showcased a fantastic collection of original artwork by iconic contemporary artists like David “LEBO” The bastard, Romero Britto, Jim warren, and Thomas Kinkade and master artists like Albrecht Durer, Victor Vasarely and Marc Chagall.
West Park Gallery hosts live art auctions on cruise ships around the world and in select other luxury travel destinations. The gallery also has places where art lovers can visit their museum’s collections or take home an original work of art by Michigan, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
In addition to their cruise and gallery events, West Park hosts weekly live art auctions where collectors can acquire new works from the comfort of their own homes. To participate in one of the Park west live art auctions, interested parties need only complete their online interest form and a personal concierge will organize them for an upcoming weekend.
On West Park Gallery
West Park Gallery is the largest art dealer in the world, bringing the art collection experience to over 3 million customers since 1969. Be it masterpieces by the greatest artists history or the latest works of art of the greatest contemporary icons, West Park offers something for everyone through its accessible art exhibitions and auctions around the world. You can find out more about West Park Gallery and its more than 50 year history on http://www.parkwestgallery.com
West Park also hosts live online art auctions every weekend. To learn more about Park west online collection events, visit https://www.parkwestgallery.com/online/
You can find out more about Melanie Stimmel here or visit his Instagram page here.
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