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Number 89....................................FALL 2003


B. JOHN ZAVREL, Publisher

Copyright ©2003 West-Art





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From the recent auction in Paris of special works by Salvador Dali from the Captain John Peter Moore Collection.


Fine Arts and Exhibitions around the world ...

THE MIRACLE OF CREATION. Exhibition at MEA in October, 2003.

Salvador Dali has his 100th Birthday in 2004


Dali's Horse in Museum Collection



Inventor Wilson Greatbatch Turns 84



Consul B. John Zavrel (left) with Dr. Wilson Greatbatch on the occasion of his 84th birthday, showing him the latest addition to the "ELEANOR & WILSON GREATBACH COLLECTION": the original painting 'The Flaming Heart'. The work of art was created especially for the Collection by the successful German painter BIRGIT SEWEKOW from Leverkusen, out of admiration for the life work of the world-known Clarence inventor.

With this gesture, Birgit Sewekow joins other American and European artists in donating their works of art -- sculptures and paintings -- the the Museum of European Art's collection honoring not only Wilson Greatbatch, but all inventors in general.



Poetry, Literature, Cinema, Theater and Music ...


The 2003 Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth is sold out, as for four weeks the music lovers make a pilgrimage to this cultural metropolis of Bavaria. Everything revolves around Richard Wagner: on this photographically changed photo of the Richard Wagner bust by the sculptor Arno Breker (1900-1991). This bust, created in 1939 is displayed in the theater's park, along with additional busts by Breker of the family: Franz Liszt, Cosima Wagner, Winifred Wagner and Siegfried Wagner.  


'FAITHLESS' - Ingmar Bergman's New Masterpiece, by B. John Zavrel 

HIMALAYA: THROUGH THE LENS OF A SADHU. A book review by B. John Zavrel


Bayreuther Festspiele 2003 sind ausverkauft



Boulevard from around the world ...


HP Zimmer in the Lindenlife Berlin: The art-expert Dr. Horst Kerlikowsky (left), Vera Zimmer with the media expert Jutta Vogel and the founder of the 'Boulevard-Metropolis' Stephan Vogel, holding an exhibition catalog about the German painter HP Zimmer.


Andy Warhol Stamp from USA, by B. John Zavrel

Arno Breker Museum in Germany

The Lobkowicz Castle in Bohemia, by Consul B. John Zavrel


HP Zimmer zur FIFA-Eröffnung im Lindenlife Berlin, von Joe F. Bodenstein

Adenauer-Briefmarken Katalog veröffentlicht

Willy Brandt-Schule im MUSEUM ARNO BREKER



 Buffalo Art Report - Fall 2003


Co-directors of the Museum of European Art, John Zavrel and Mary McAndrew at the opening of the exhibition 'Nature and Wildlife' in July.



Facts and Photos from Art History ...

Bodenstein Castle--A Place of Art in Europe, by B. John Zavrel

Anatomy of Man by Wilhelm Tank, by Joe F. Bodenstein


Josef Thorak: Penthesilea  



International scene ...

Dali's „Birth of the New Man" in Museum Collection

'Boulevard Metropolis': Paris - Berlin - New York, by Consul B. John Zavrel 



Buffalo Painter Shalumov in Moscow 


The Buffalo painter Binyamin Shalumov (right) at the opening of his recent exhibition in Moscow. With him is Edward Kolakowski, the Cultural Attache at the US Embassy in Moscow. The exhibition opened on April 25, 2003 and ended on June 1, 2003 -- the artist's 69th birthday.


Binyamin Shalumov posing with some of his 84 paintings shown in Moscow. Several of the works have been previously exhibited at the Museum of European Art, including the work "9-11: Manhattan-Moscow", now in the collection of the US Ambassador in Moscow.



Philosophy and science of yoga and meditation ...

ZARATHUSHTRA: TEACHER OF THE PATH OF FIRE AND LIGHT. Seminar in Rishikesh, November 16 - 25, 2003

THE SUTRA OF MINDFULNESS. Seminar in Rishikesh, February 11 - 28, 2004.


WORLD PEACE DAY: 9-21, from Swami Veda

Swami Veda in Toronto - August 2003

HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA: The Light on Hatha Yoga. A book review by Thomas W. Zavrel





The Next Thousand Years, by B. John Zavrel



Eye Witness Reports and Photos from Around the World...

Red roses on the coffin of Leni Riefenstahl at the ceremony on Friday, September 12, 2003 in Munich. Music from Tannhäuser by Wagner was played, as well as from her films. A portrait-photo by Eugene Spiro reminded about the departed. She herself has planned the details of the ceremony: no invitations were to be sent out. All those who like her may come.

Leni Riefenstahl Dead at 101 Years


Leni Riefenstahl im Alter von 101 Jahren gestorben



Politics for Freedom, Justice and Peace ...

Gore Vidal: Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, by B. John Zavrel



Science, Research and Technology ...

The Making of the Pacemaker, by Consul B. John Zavrel




from the

Museum of European Art


10545 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday 1 - 4 pm (Free admission)



Works of art by well-known European artists like Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, Marc Chagall, Kurt Arentz, Helga Tiemann, Jean Carzou, Renate Stendar and others are now available for rent at the Museum. The value of most of the works is between $ 300 - 1,200.

The fee is only $ 25 for 3 months, plus a deposit.


One of the works available for rent at the Museum of European Art: a color woodcut from Salvador Dali's series DIVINA COMEDIA.


For information, contact John Zavrel at 759-6078 or by e-mail at: zavrel@meaus.com


History, Holocaust and Human Rights...

Ruth Zucker: My Life as a Spy, by Consul B. John Zavrel



Myths and Legends in Painting, Sculpture, Poetry and Music...

Celtic Myths and Legends, by B. John Zavrel


The American painter MARY McANDREW explains the ancient Celtic legend of Etain to DR. WILSON GREATBATCH. This story inspired the young artist to create one of her latest paintings, titled 'Ethaun'. The 84-year old inventor of the hear pacemaker knows no rest: even now he comes to work every day for several hours, working on several new, ground-breaking inventions for the benefit of all people.



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PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin for Art, Politics and Science, Nr. 89, Fall 2003