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Blue Vase, Framed Lithograph by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Blue Vase Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph on Somerset, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 165 Image Size: 25 x 19 inches Size: 30.5 in. x 24 in. (77.47 cm...
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Grammy, Pop Art painting by Peter Max 1991
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Grammy Year: 1991 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed upper right, with Max studio verso Size: 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.92 cm) Frame: 63 x 51 inches Max wa...
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1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

The Jockey, Pop Art lithograph by Peter Max 1981
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
This lithograph was created by American Pop artist Peter Max. Max' work is an indispensable guide for cultural literacy of the 1960s, and it commands a large following worldwide. He ...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Woman Seated, Painting by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Woman Seated Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph with extensive Hand-painting, signed and dated in paint, dedicated to Carolyn Size: 25 ...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Lithograph

Neo Head, Large Peter Max painting 1994
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Neo Head Year: 1994 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed l.r. Size: 72 x 60 inches (frame larger)
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1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

"Umbrella Man" Acrylic and Collage by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Umbrella Man II Year: circa 2000 Medium: Acrylic and Collage on Paper, Signed Size: 11 in. x 8.5 in. (27.94 cm x 21.59 cm) Frame...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

Flag, Acrylic and Collage by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Flag (Pink) Year: 2009 Medium: Acrylic and Collage on Paper, Signed Size: 11 in. x 8.5 in. (27.94 cm x 21.59 cm) Frame Size: 20 x...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

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Acrylic

Peter Max Statue of Liberty (Signed, Stamped & Numbered)
By Peter Max
Located in New Orleans, LA
A large, bright, powerful image of the statue of liberty by famous American artist Peter Max. I have included a photo of this same print being offered on Artsy for significantly more...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Archival Paper

Flower Abstract, Lithograph by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Flower Abstract Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 165, HC Paper Size: 22 in. x 27 in. (55.88 cm x 68.58 cm) Frame Size: ...
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Flower Blossom Lady", 2009, Acrylic and Collage by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Flower Blossom Lady Year: 2009 Medium: Acrylic and Collage on Paper, Signed Size: 11 in. x 8.5 in. (27.94 cm x 21.59 cm) Frame S...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic

The Jockey, Hand-Embellished Lithograph by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
A unique hand-colored lithograph by Peter Max, signed and dated 1983 lower right. Framed in a fine gold molding with linen matting and gold bevel. Artist: Peter Max, German/Americ...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Color Pencil, Lithograph

Flower Pot and Window, Acrylic Painting by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Flower Pot and Window Year: 1986 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. Size: 16 x 20 inches Frame: 18 x 22 inches
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

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Acrylic

Large Toulouse Lautrec by Peter Max in Peach Pink, Signed and Framed
By Peter Max
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is the largest of the Toulouse Lautrec portraits by famed artist Peter Max in peach pink. Professionally framed, signed and numbered.
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

"Untitled (Woman with Umbrella)" Peter Max Watercolor Seaside Painting
By Peter Max
Located in Danvers, MA
A colorful and spirited watercolor by German-American artist, Peter Max. This intimate summertime drawing depicts the back of a female figure dawning a sun hat and holding an umbrell...
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1990s Neo-Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor, Color Pencil

Running with the Image of his Mother by Peter Max 1971
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
A vintage 1971 Peter Max silkscreen with his iconic "Runner" in a colorful, psychedelic landscape. The print is hand-signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Running with the Image of ...
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1970s Abstract Figurative Prints

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Screen

LIBERTY HEAD
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Canvas size 36 x 36 inches. Custom framed in white with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 45 x 45 inches. ...
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1990s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • LIBERTY HEAD
  • LIBERTY HEAD
  • LIBERTY HEAD
  • LIBERTY HEAD
H 45 in. W 45 in. D 1 in.
UNITED WE STAND
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Mixed media with acrylic painting and color lithography on paper. Hand-signed in acrylic by the artist. A unique variation. Artwork sheet size 24 x 18 in. Custom framed as pictured. ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

PEACE ON EARTH
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Mixed media with acrylic painting and color lithography on paper. Hand-signed in acrylic by the artist. A unique variation. Custom framed as pictured. Artwork sheet size 24 x 18 inc...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

TWO LIBERTIES, FLAG AND HEART
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Mixed media with acrylic painting and color lithography on paper. Hand-signed in acrylic by the artist. A unique variation. Artwork sheet size 18 x 14 inches. Custom framed as pictur...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Acrylic, Lithograph, Paper, Mixed Media

LIBERTY HEAD
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Canvas size 12 x 12 inches. Custom framed in white with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 21 x 21 inches. ...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Canvas, Acrylic

Peter Max (Portrait of the Pop Artist)
By Theo Wujcik
Located in Hudson, NY
Theo Wujcik (1936-2014): Peter Max, 1970. Etching in black on wove paper. Unsigned. 3.5 x 4.25 in. (sheet), 10 x 9 in. (frame). Custom welded brass frame with resolved corners and ...
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1970s Photorealist Portrait Prints

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Etching

WITHOUT BORDERS II 2007 #442
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 47 x 35 inches. Artwork is in excellent co...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Landscape Paintings

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Acrylic, Offset

ZERO
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Canvas size 18 x 14 in. Framed size approx 20.5 x 16.5in. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • ZERO
  • ZERO
  • ZERO
  • ZERO
H 20.5 in. W 16.5 in.
PROFILE WITH FLOWERS
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Canvas size 10 x 14 in. Framed size approx 19 x 23 in. Artwork ...
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1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

ANGEL
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Canvas size 40 x 30 inches. Framed size approx 49 ...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • ANGEL
  • ANGEL
  • ANGEL
  • ANGEL
H 49 in. W 39 in.
LIBERTY AND JUSTICE POR ALL
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Mixed media with acrylic painting and color lithography on paper. Hand-signed in acrylic by the artist. A unique variation. Artwork sheet size 24 x 18 inches. Custom framed as pictur...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

TWO SAGES
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Canvas size 15 x 12 inches. Custom framed in white with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 24 x 21 inches. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Mixed Media

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • TWO SAGES
  • TWO SAGES
  • TWO SAGES
  • TWO SAGES
H 24 in. W 21 in.
PALM BEACH LADY
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed. Frame size approx 40 x 28 inches. Artwork is in excellent cond...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Offset

WITHOUT BORDERS
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Canvas size 10 x 10 inches. Custom framed in white with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 19 x 19 inches. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Mixed Media

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Canvas, Acrylic

ASCENDING ANGEL II VER. II # 1
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Canvas size 48 x 36 inches. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 57 x...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

WALKING ON THE MOON #12
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 47 x 35 inches. Art...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Offset

PEACE ON EARTH II
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Mixed media with acrylic painting and color lithography on paper. Hand-signed in acrylic by the artist. A unique variation. Artwork sheet size 24 x 18 in. Custom framed as pictured. ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

GOD BLESS AMERICA - WITH FIVE LIBERTIES
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Mixed media with acrylic painting and color lithography on paper. Hand-signed in acrylic by the artist. A unique variation. Artwork sheet size 24 x 18 in. Custom framed as pictured. ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

LIVING ROOM (WOMAN)
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Canvas size 14 x 18 in. Framed size approx 22.25 x 26.25 in. Ar...
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1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • LIVING ROOM (WOMAN)
  • LIVING ROOM (WOMAN)
  • LIVING ROOM (WOMAN)
  • LIVING ROOM (WOMAN)
H 22.25 in. W 26.25 in.
SAGE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Canvas size 10 x 14 in. Framed size approx 19.25 x 23.5 in. Art...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

  • SAGE
  • SAGE
  • SAGE
  • SAGE
H 19.25 in. W 23.5 in.
Zero Series Version 3, No. 2
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Zero Series Version 3, No. 2 Year: 1994 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed upper right Size: 24 x 18 in. (60.96 x 45.72 cm) Frame S...
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1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

Better World
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Better World Year: 1993 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. Size: 24 in. x 18 in. (60.96 cm x 45.72 cm) Frame Size: 26.25 x 20 ...
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1990s Pop Art Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • Better World
  • Better World
  • Better World
  • Better World
H 26.5 in. W 20 in.
ZERO SPECTRUM
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 47.75 x 35.75 inches...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Offset

LAND OF THE FREE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Mixed media with acrylic painting and color lithography on paper. Hand-signed in acrylic by the artist. A unique variation. Artwork sheet size 24 x 18 in. Custom framed as pictured. ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

HEART
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Canvas size 16 x 12 in. Framed size approx 23 x 19 in. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of...
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1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • HEART
  • HEART
  • HEART
  • HEART
H 23 in. W 19 in.
Better World version X #5
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Better World Year: 1998 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. Size: 24 in. x 20 in. (60.96 cm x 50.8 cm) Frame Size: 35.5 x 31.25...
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1990s Pop Art Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

“Liberty Head” Colorful Pop Culture Abstract Serigraph Edition 204/350
By Peter Max
Located in Houston, TX
Pink, lavender, yellow, and orange toned serigraph by German-American artist Peter Max. Abstract figurative pop culture serigraph (Edition 204/350) depicting the head of the Statue o...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

If Series: Runner
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
If Series: Runner Peter Max, German/American (1937) Date: 1981 Screenprint, signed and dedicated in pencil Edition: A/P Size: 10 in. x 14 in. (25.4 cm x 35.56 cm) Frame Size: 16.75 x...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

  • If Series: Runner
  • If Series: Runner
  • If Series: Runner
  • If Series: Runner
H 16.75 in. W 20.5 in.
ABSTRACT FLOWERS
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed. Frame size approx 40 x 28 inches. Artwork is in excellent cond...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Offset

ZERO (ORIGINAL PAINTING)
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on paper. Hand signed on front by the artist. Sheet size 44 x 35 inches. Custom framed in white with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 56 x 47 inches. Ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic, Paper

Jack Nicklaus
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Jack Nicklaus Year: 1986 Medium: Lithograph, signed in marker by Max and Nicklaus Edition: 142/200 Size: 31.5 in. x 26 in. (80.01 ...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

MONA LISA VER. II #23
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original acrylic and silkscreen painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Canvas size 13.5 x 16.5 in. Framed size approx 23 x 26 in. Artwork ...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Screen

FLAG
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Peter Max Studio stamp on verso. Canvas size 20 x 24 in. Frame size approx 22.5 x 26.5 in. Artwork is in excell...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • FLAG
  • FLAG
  • FLAG
  • FLAG
H 20 in. W 24 in.
Zero in Blue
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Zero In Blue Year: 1985 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed and dated u.r. Size: 24 x 18 inches Frame: 27 x 20.5 inches
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • Zero in Blue
  • Zero in Blue
  • Zero in Blue
  • Zero in Blue
H 27 in. W 20.5 in.
REMEMBERING THE FLIGHT
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Published by London Arts Inc., Detroit, MI and printed by Peter Baum, NY. Artwork is in excellent condition. Edition of 300. Frame...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paper, Screen

If Series: If
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
If Series: If Peter Max, German/American (1937) Date: 1981 Screenprint, signed and dated in pencil l.r. Edition: A/P Size: 10 in. x 14 in. (25.4 cm x 35.56 cm) Frame Size: 16.75 x 20...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

  • If Series: If
  • If Series: If
  • If Series: If
  • If Series: If
H 16.75 in. W 20.5 in.
If Series: Flower Garden
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
If Series: Flower Garden Peter Max, German/American (1937) Date: 1981 Screenprint, signed and dedicated in pencil Edition: A/P Size: 10 in. x 14 in. (25.4 cm x 35.56 cm) Frame Size: ...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

Composition Red and Green
By Peter Max
Located in New York, NY
Artist: Peter Max (b. 1937) Title: "Composition Red & Green" Year: 1980 Edition: 165, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Size: 22" high x 26" wide Framed: approx. 26" hig...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled Original
By Peter Max
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Peter Max original acrylic on canvas from 1970.
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Midnight Profile
By Peter Max
Located in New York, NY
Limited-edition of 300 annotated in white pencil crayon lower left Hand-signed "Max" in white pencil crayon lower right Framed dimensions 43" high x 31" wide Copyright chop mark lowe...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Screen

Somewhere in Space
By Peter Max
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Peter Max Framed at Brooks & Black out of Atlanta. Signed and Numbered. Does not come with COA - This is #29 of #100 prints. In excellent condition. Item Details A fantastic...
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1960s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Color

If Series: Space Place
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
If Series: Space Place Peter Max, German/American (1937) Date: 1981 Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: A/P Size: 10 in. x 14 in. (25.4 cm x 35.56 cm) Frame Size: 16....
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

LIBERTY HEAD
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Lithograph in colors on paper. Hand signed and numbered by the artist. From the edition of 300. Frame size approx 33 x 33 inches. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paper, Screen

Technicolor New York City Marathon Original Poster
By Peter Max
Located in Houston, TX
In this original poster, visionary artist Peter Max portrays runners in the New York City Marathon in technicolor hues. This piece is signed and framed in a thin black frame, making ...
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1990s Modern Figurative Prints

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Color

LADY ON COUCH
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Serigraph in colors on paper. Hand signed and numbered by the artist. Artist Proof (AP) edition of 45. Sheet size 23 x 27.5 inches. Image size 18 x 22.5 inches. Custom framed as ...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paper, Screen

  • LADY ON COUCH
  • LADY ON COUCH
  • LADY ON COUCH
  • LADY ON COUCH
H 32 in. W 36.5 in.
  • 1

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Peter Max Biography and Important Works

Born Peter Max Finkelstein in Berlin in 1937, psychedelic Pop art icon Peter Max spent the first part of his childhood in Shanghai after his parents emigrated from Germany to flee the Nazis. While there, Max developed his deep interest in American pop culture — namely comic books, jazz and cinema. Max’s paintings, graphic design and illustrations, which were inspired by these interests, were also informed by his experience with synesthesia, a sensory condition that causes him to see music and hear color.

After relocating to Haifa, Israel, then Paris, where he spent a significant amount of time in sketching classes at the Louvre, a teenage Max and his family finally moved to the United States, settling in Brooklyn. Max enrolled in the Art Students League of New York in 1956, training under Frank J. Reilly, and then the School of Visual Arts. Throughout art school, Max focused on photorealism, but he found the style too restrictive. When he graduated and opened his graphic design studio with friends in 1962, he began experimenting with abstraction and color — just in time for the psychedelic era.

The technicolor works for which Max would become known are characterized by big and bold graphic qualities — not dissimilar to what you’d find in his beloved comic books. Some deeper themes emerged across his work too: Max spent a good portion of the 1960s and 1970s creating his signature cosmic style, inspired by his fascination with astronomy and Eastern philosophies.

For Max and his partners, the graphic design business was highly successful, with commissions rolling in from advertising agencies, magazines and even Hollywood in the form of movie posters. The artist was featured on the cover of Life in 1969, and by the 1970s, he was practically a household name. Max's body of work extended into product design, including a line of clocks for General Electric, while his domination of the commercial art scene continued for decades. He was commissioned to paint a postage stamp honoring the World’s Fair of 1974 (Expo ‘74); a Statue of Liberty series in which some proceeds went on to fund the statue’s restoration; posters and other advertising materials for major events like the Super Bowl, the U.S. Open and the Grammys; a Dale Earnhardt race car; and even the hull of the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship.

Commercial activities aside, Max has long been the subject of many museum exhibitions, from his first solo show in 1970, “The World of Peter Max,” at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco to 2016's “Peter Max: 50 Years of Cosmic Dreaming” at the Tampa Museum of Art in Florida. Today, his work belongs to the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other institutions.

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A Close Look at pop-art Art

Perhaps one of the most influential contemporary-art movements, Pop art emerged in the 1950s. In stark contrast to traditional artistic practice, it drew on imagery from popular culture — comic books, advertising, product packaging and other commercial media — to create paintings and sculptures that celebrated ordinary life in the most literal way.

Pop art started in Britain as a reaction, both positive and critical, to the period’s consumerism. Its goal was to put popular culture on the same level as so-called high culture.

Richard Hamilton’s 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? is widely believed to have kickstarted this unconventional new style.

Pop art works are distinguished by their bold imagery, bright colors and seemingly commonplace subject matter. Practitioners sought to challenge the status quo, breaking with the perceived elitism of the previously dominant Abstract Expressionism and making statements about current events. Other key characteristics of Pop art include appropriation of imagery and techniques from popular and commercial culture; use of different media and formats; repetition in imagery and iconography; incorporation of mundane objects from advertisements, cartoons and other popular media; hard edges; and ironic and witty treatment of subject matter.

Although British artists launched the movement, they were soon overshadowed by their American counterparts. Pop art is perhaps most closely identified with Andy Warhol, whose clever appropriation of motifs and images helped to transform the artistic style into a lifestyle. Most of the best-known Pop artists started in commercial art (Warhol made whimsical drawings as a hobby during his early years as a commercial illustrator), a background that helped them in merging high and popular culture.

Roy Lichtenstein was another prominent American Pop artist. Much like Warhol, Lichtenstein drew his subjects from print media, particularly comic strips, producing paintings and sculptures characterized by primary colors, bold outlines and halftone dots, elements appropriated from commercial printing. Recontextualizing a lowbrow image by importing it into a fine-art context was a trademark of his style. Neo-pop artists like Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami further blurred the line between art and popular culture.

Pop art rose to prominence largely through the work of a handful of men creating works that were unemotional and distanced — in other words, stereotypically masculine. However, there were many important female Pop artists, such as Rosalyn Drexler, whose significant contributions to the movement are recognized today. Best known for her work as a playwright and novelist, Drexler also created paintings and collages embodying Pop art themes and stylistic features.

Read more about the history of Pop art and the style’s famous artists, and browse a collection of Pop art prints, photography and other works on 1stDibs.