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Today we are morning the loss of our dear friend Robin Leach

Today is a sad day for Art encounter and the entire world. Our dear friend Robin Leach has passed on less than one week before his 77th birthday. He will truly be remembered and missed by all who were fortunate to know him.  Our CEO Rod Maly memorialized his friend here: “It is a sad day. I just found out that my friend, Robin Leach, passed away early this morning.  I knew Robin for over 20 years and worked with him numerous times, mostly on charity events, and enjoyed his company at many Art encounter events.  He was a customer,


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Brett Maly of ‘Pawn Stars’ fame appraised art pieces in Peoria.

This past Friday and Saturday (Aug 8 & 9) the Peoria Art Guild hosted a very special appraisal event. They had several pieces on display from various collectors. These works included pieces by Warhol, Goya, Basquiat, and more. The event featured a talk by our company President and Pawn Star’s very own Brett Maly from the History Channel. He appraised the many works that were brought in by those in attendance and also did a spot on the Greg and Dan Radio Show. Check it out here:    http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180728/brett-maly-of-pawn-stars-fame-will-appraise-art-pieces-in-peoria  


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We Partied with Picasso at Art encounter’s 2017 Holiday Party & Open House

    Congratulations to Mr. Michael Infante, whose name was chosen during our wonderful holiday party drawing Thursday evening and is now the very happy owner of the Andy Warhol signed Interview Magazine featuring Bette Midler. We’re glad to see it go to such a fine person and good home. A fun time was had by all.                                                   Smiles All Around                                  Clients Alex


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Successful public viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Horse and Rider” November 5th at the Red Rock Resort.

Leonardo da Vinci Horse and Rider Sculpture returns to Las Vegas Public showing at Red Rock Resort November 5, 2017 NEWS COVERAGE OF THE EVENT: Click to view video       LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The only known sculpture to exist today, from the hand of Leonardo da Vinci has returned to its Las Vegas home after a successful exhibition in Milan, Italy.  The bronze artwork dubbed ‘Horse and Rider’ finished a 30 day public exhibit mere steps from the home of da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Leonardo da Vinci Horse and RiderWebsite: Da Vinci Horse and Rider  “This magnificent model, recently appraised for $35 million, is now


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Art encounter is getting bigger and better.

Art encounter is expanding. Yes we’re getting bigger and better. We’re in the process of fully renovating our Fine Art Gallery and Framing operations as well as adding space to our existing location dedicated to exhibiting Leonardo da Vinci’s only known sculpture, Horse and Rider. Right now we are a work in progress so please excuse our dust while we move towards our completion date of November 1st.


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Brett Maly Once Again Appears On The Rich Natole Radio Show

Once again our own Brett Maly will be on the Rich Natole Radio Show (KSHP 1400 AM) beginning at 10:30 AM tomorrow morning (10/03/2017) .  Tune in to hear their fun and informative discussion. Listen To The Entire Show Here:   Brett’s Interview Begins 00:31:40      A pic of Brett, Las Vegas comedian, entertainer and impressionist Rich Natole (center), and show Producer Jon Lindquist (right) from this morning’s show.


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