This is a Peter Max vintage poster advertising for a 1979 Peter Max exhibition at Cherry Creek Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
In the design of the poster, Max goes beyond the portrait composition to add abstract pastel drawing marks, a kind of graffiti that gives the overall feeling of a unique work of art. Throughout his career, Peter Max has become a hallmark in contemporary American Pop Art, known for his psychedelic colors and recognized by his signature.
This piece is stamped on the bottom with a 1979 copyright. Bears a copy of Peter Max signature.
Measures 28″ x 22″. This piece is in excellent condition. Comes unframed. Comes with a gallery certificate of authenticity.
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Peter Max: America’s most popular living artist. Peter Max has been a major force in the American art scene for over four generations.
Peter Max was born in Berlin, but spent the first nine years of his life in China and one year in Tibet. His family then traveled to Africa, Israel, Europe, and finally settled in the United States. In New York Max studied at the Art Students League, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts. After completing his studies he opened a design studio and in the next few years won more than sixty-five awards for product, fashion, food, book, and poster designs. In 1964 he closed the studio to go into “creative retreat.” It was then that he began making the colorful, mind-expanding silkscreens which are his hallmark.
After Max’s second retreat, from 1972 until 1976, he “reappeared” with a book of fifty paintings, in honor of each state, dedicated to the Bicentennial. Max has had approximately forty museum shows internationally, set up under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution, and more than fifty gallery shows worldwide. His works appear in the prominent collections of many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Max is in the collections of world leaders including five American presidents, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. And, he is in major private collections worldwide.