Appraiser of all Fine Art, Antiques, Decorative Arts
and Celebrity Memorabilia

Mailing & Billing Address:
100 South Doheny Drive; Suite 703
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Appraisals by appointment only

Appraisal Office: 310-498-4907
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News — at the David W. Streets Beverly Hills Gallery


Appraiser David Streets Shares Items From Jack Kevorkian Auction

October 17, 2011 - Art appraiser David Streets visited KCAL9 Monday to share items from the Dr. Jack Kevorkian auction in New York City.

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Appraiser, consultant and coordinator of  memorabilia and rare items for new TV show

June 27, 2011 — David W. Streets is pleased to announce his affiliation with the new NBC prime-time television show It's Worth What? which premieres on July 12, 2011.

It's Worth What? is the first show of it's kind on network television and focuses on art, antiques, collectibles, celebrity memorabilia and their values.

It is hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, was created by Lara Spencer of Good Morning America (formerly host of Antiques Roadshow and The Insider) and is produced by Merv Griffin Productions. 

Streets, who was asked to be on-air appraiser for the show, works with the team as an appraiser, consultant and coordinator of the celebrity memorabilia and and rare items to be featured.

DWS with Jerry Mather's mother DWS & Tom Sellect's mother

Guest Speaker

David W. Streets was guest speaker for The Motion Picture Mothers Organization's monthly luncheon meeting on June 21, 2011. Streets spoke about his appraisal services and the current popularity of Celebrity Memorabilia. Recently, auction records were set for Debbie Reynold's historic collection sold in Beverly Hills with a Marilyn Monroe worn dress from THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH selling for 5.6 million dollars.

The Motion Picture Mothers Organization is a philanthropic group founded in 1930 by Mary Pickford's mother and currently aids the Motion Picture Fund and Home.

Streets is pictured with:
(L) Marilyn Mathers, mother of Jerry Mathers from LEAVE IT TO BEAVER
(R) Motion Picture Mothers President, Martha Selleck, mother of Tom Selleck

art for animalsDavid W. Streets was proud to be a major contributor of art for ART FOR ANIMALS — Social Compassion in Legislation.

The reception and art auction was held on June 11, 2011 at the Japanese Garden Teahouse on the estate of Redken founder Paula Kent Meehan in Beverly Hills to lobby for compassionate animal rights in our legislature.
(The estate was formerly owned by Elvis Presley.)

DWS pictured with Paula Kent Meehan

Jess Black at his Opening in Beverly Hills  art

Jess Black Fine Art opening

On June 4, 2011, over 250 people attended the opening event for painter Jess Black. Attendees included Beverly Hills City Councilman, Dr. Julian Gold and his wife Michele. Dr. Gold is co-chairman of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Anesthesiology.

(L) DWS with artist Jess Black
(R) DWS with BH Councilman Dr. Julian Gold and wife Michelle.

Jewish Antiques Appraisal Show

Jewish Antiques Appraisal ShowFolks in Los Angeles can stop wondering about the vaiue of their Jewish Heirlooms on May 22 by bringing them to the Jewish Antiques Appraisal Show thanks to Tribe Media Corp, Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, and American Jewish University and moderator by David Streets.

Jewish Antiques Appraisal Show
moderated by David Streets
Your Judaica Treasure Appraised

May 22nd • 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Gindi Auditorium at ‪American Jewish University‬‎

December 17, 2010 — David W. Streets recently donated one of “The Lost Negatives” photographs to aid the Persian American Cancer Institute. The donation funded the creation of a much needed bone marrow registry.

David Streets joins Adam West in the BatmobileDecember 10, 2010 — David W. Streets' show for TV's Classic BATMAN, Adam West, opened at the gallery to a crowd that enjoyed both Adam's work and Adam's arrival — by Batmobile, of course!

Some of this press coverage is on our press page. Additionally, CNN preparing to air an hour-long special about Streets' show for West

Photo: David Streets and Adam West (Batman) stop for a moment of quiet conversation while in the original Batmobile.

“The Lost Negatives” also still on display in the gallery, again drew attention and acclaim as they always do during a special event.


Gala HostDavid Streets and Lara Spencer

On November 5, 2010, David W. Streets hosted a gala show and star studded reception to bring awareness and attention to Alzheimer's disease with a show of paintings by Lester Potts and organized by Dr. Meril Platzer, Dr. Daniel Potts and Streets.

While victims of Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias are losing their memories and ability to communicate, art can be their escape. “Art can often be a window to bypass the constrictions of dementia,” says UAB geriatrician Andrew Duxbury, M.D. “Their brains may be damaged, but the qualities present in children that allow them to express themselves are still there. It's a way for them to express what they're thinking and feeling.” This was true for Lester Potts, who began succumbing to Alzheimer's disease at age 70. Art allowed him to express himself after he lost the ability to communicate with words, and his paintings and drawings where often images from his childhood on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Pictured with Streets is host of Television's THE INSIDER, Lara Spencer.
Image courtesy of Maxine Picard.

Photo Event Host

In August 2010, David W. Streets hosted the official introduction of this find by Rick Norsigian at his gallery. As "THE LOST NEGATIVES" were brought into the eyes of the public, the head of the Ansel Adams Foundation mounted attacks on Rick Norsigian, attorney Arnold Peter and David. Three months later, as facts emerge, A. D. Coleman calls for the head of the Ansel Adams Foundation to resign over his role in the issue.

Photocritic masthead
November 25, 2010

Open Letter to the Adams Trust, from A. D. Coleman
On the Subject of William Turnage: An Open Letter to the Trustees of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

The letter begins:
“William A. Turnage's public and backstage actions over the past three months, in his role as managing trustee of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, have proven nothing short of reprehensible and scandalous. His behavior demonstrates that Turnage has come to see himself as master of all he surveys and king of the Adams empire. The time has come to depose him - in the several senses of the word.”
it continues and later in the letter says:
“William Turnage has revealed himself as, to put it bluntly, a thug, and one now caught red-handed.

You can read A.D. Coleman's full letter about “The Lost Negatives” and the head of the Ansel Adams Foundation here.

A. D. Coleman is a noted photography scholar, author and the Ansel and Virginia Adams Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Creative Photography.

David Streets speaks at conference on the Queen Mary Keynote Speaker

In June 2010, aboard the Historic Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, David W. Streets was a keynote speaker for the Indie Movement 2010. The Indie Movement 2010 Seminar was an opportunity for artists, actors, musicians, producers, and Indie label CEOs/owners to discuss some huge ideas for the future of the independent Art, Music, and Entertainment movement, as it shapes itself into an effective global network. The seminar's keynote question is, “Who Has Power Over Your Money -Is It You?”

Streets spoke to the large group of participants in the Main Ballroom of the Historic Queen Mary from his experience as a long term gallery director, owner and promoter of both emerging and established artists. His topics included:

  • How to show your work in a legitimate gallery
  • How to create a unique vision for your work
  • How to host a successful selling show
  • How to market your work and talent".

Streets began selling and completing exausting research to begin valuing art shorlty after his graduation from Charlestown High School in 1983 in S. IN , then directing a 40 year old gallery on Royal Street in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina and currently in Beverly Hills/Los Angeles.

The Indie Movement 2010 Seminar objectives are to serve the Independent Artist, Musician, and Entertainment community by providing events and seminars that will provide knowledge, empower, and provide networking opportunities.


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