I posed a question earlier about being an auctioneer for Park West.    A couple of the responses had undertones of negativity.  I have read the stories and heard the grumblings.  Why are so many people down on Park West ?  We have never had anything but positive experiences with them.  One time, several pieces were damaged in shipment.  Every one was replaced, including one which was worth more than the one we had purchased.   

Art should always be purchased only for aesthetic reasons.   Never for investment.  Plain and simple.    We no longer go to the auctions, but only because we have no viable wall space in the apartment.   That being said, I did find a very nice piece while waiting for dinner.  No auction, just, I would like to buy that original oil by *******.  Deal.  It hangs in our bedroom.

So, why the negativity ?