Original, sizable mixed media by renowned German-American Pop artist Peter Max (1937-) depicts a colorful rendering of the Statue of Liberty bordered by abstract forms and highly gestural brushstrokes in acrylic paint. Likely a hand-embellished screenprint, Max’s signature psychedelic style has remained popular with collectors since he first began exhibiting in the early 1960’s with Max often utilizing American iconography within much of his work. Framed in gold, this piece of rare original fine art is signed by Max on the upper right hand side of the painting in heavy, impactful brushstrokes.
About the Artist:
Peter Max Finkelstein was born on October 19, 1937 in Berlin, Germany. The son of German Jews, Max’s family fled Berlin a year after his birth and settled in Shanghai, China, where they lived for the next ten years. From there, his family moved to Israel and eventually westward, stopping in Paris for several months: an experience that Max would later credit to fostering his appreciation for art. Finally settling in Brooklyn, New York, Max began formal art training at the Art Students League of New York, eventually setting up a studio with his friend Tom Daly in 1962. Beginning work in advertising, Max’s usage in counter culture and psychedelic imagery quickly gained popularity, leading him to an appearance on The Tonight Show and designing cover art for Life Magazine. By 1974, Max was commissioned by the United State Postal Service to design a stamp commemorating the Expo ‘74 World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington, followed by the book, “Peter Max Paints America”, a commemoration of the United States Bicentennial. Along with many other pop culture projects and commissions, Max operated galleries throughout the world that sold his work and commercialized products. A modern icon of the Pop Art movement, Max currently resides in New York with his two adult children; his work continuing to remain popular with collectors and galleries alike.
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