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ANDY WITH MUSTACHE VER. VIII #6
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. A...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

PALM BEACH LADY VER. II #7
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. A...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Love, Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas, Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Liberty Head, Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas, Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Flower Vase, Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas, Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Flower Vase, Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas, Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Liberty Head, Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas, Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Acrylic

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

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Umbrella Man-Framed Acrylic on Canvas. Signed, with Appraisal Document.
By Peter Max
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Original Acrylic on Canvas, 1988. Measures 25.5 x 21.5 inches with Frame and Matting. Signed by Artist, comes with a fourteen-page appraisal form issued by Open Concepts, Inc. on Apr...
Category

1980s Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Vintage American Modernist Pop Art Psychedelic Surfer Acrylic Original Painting
By Peter Max
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist pop art acrylic painting by Peter (Finkelstein) Max (Born 1937). Acrylic on canvas, circa 2005. Signed. Displayed in a period giltwood frame. Image, 12...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Zero Megalopolis
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Zero Megalopolis Year: 1989 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. and studio stamp verso Size: 60 x 60 inches Frame: 67 x 67 inches
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Zero Megalopolis
  • Zero Megalopolis
  • Zero Megalopolis
  • Zero Megalopolis
H 67 in. W 67 in. D 3 in.
Cosmic Flyer
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Cosmic Flyer Year: 1976 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. and verso Size: 36 x 48 in. (91.44 x 121.92 cm) Frame Size: 45 x 56...
Category

1970s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Cosmic Flyer
  • Cosmic Flyer
  • Cosmic Flyer
  • Cosmic Flyer
H 45 in. W 56.5 in.
Zero In Purple
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Zero In Purple Year: 1994 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. and studio stamp verso Size: 60 x 48 inches
Category

1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Portrait of Dr. Burger, the Diet Doctor
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Portrait of Dr. Burger, the Diet Doctor Year: 1991 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. Size: 20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)
Category

1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Profile
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Profile Year: 1986 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. Size: 40 in. x 30 in. (101.6 cm x 76.2 cm) Frame Size: 49.5 x 39.5 inches
Category

1980s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Profile
  • Profile
  • Profile
  • Profile
H 49.5 in. W 39.5 in.
ANGEL (YELLOW WINGS)
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Canvas is stretched. Canvas size 16 x 20 inches. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Untitled Original
By Peter Max
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Peter Max original acrylic on canvas from 1970.
Category

1970s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

FLOWER VASE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable off...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

Colossus Version 1 No. 1
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Colossus Version 1 No. 1 Year: 1971 Medium: Acrylic and Silkscreen on Canvas, signed and dated l.r. Size: 36 in. x 26 in. (91.44 c...
Category

1970s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

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. ...
Category

1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

ASIA VER. III #6
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. A...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

SAGE (ABSTRACT)
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offers will be...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

PROFILE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Canvas is stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity include...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • PROFILE
  • PROFILE
  • PROFILE
  • PROFILE
H 30 in. W 24 in.
MONDRIAN LADIES
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable off...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

SAGE WITH CANE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offe...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

PINK SKY
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offer...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • PINK SKY
  • PINK SKY
  • PINK SKY
  • PINK SKY
H 12 in. W 16 in.
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. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • TWO SAGES
  • TWO SAGES
  • TWO SAGES
  • TWO SAGES
H 24 in. W 21 in.
BLUE THINKER
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable off...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

DESCENDING ANGEL 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. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. A...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

ARTIST SERIES 1992: UMBRELLA MAN VER. III #2
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. A...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

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...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

DECO LADY VER IV #11
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. A...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

BLUSHING BEAUTY
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Framed size approx 49 x 39 inches. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authent...
Category

1970s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • BLUSHING BEAUTY
  • BLUSHING BEAUTY
  • BLUSHING BEAUTY
  • BLUSHING BEAUTY
H 40 in. W 30 in.
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • FLAG
  • FLAG
  • FLAG
  • FLAG
H 20 in. W 24 in.
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...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

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 ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

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 ...
Category

1970s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • ANGEL
  • ANGEL
  • ANGEL
  • ANGEL
H 49 in. W 39 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
Category

1980s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Zero in Blue
  • Zero in Blue
  • Zero in Blue
  • Zero in Blue
H 27 in. W 20.5 in.
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...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • HEART
  • HEART
  • HEART
  • HEART
H 23 in. W 19 in.
NUDE FAN DANCER VER. III #6
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...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

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...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

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...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

  • SAGE
  • SAGE
  • SAGE
  • SAGE
H 19.25 in. W 23.5 in.
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. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

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...
Category

1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

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 ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Better World
  • Better World
  • Better World
  • Better World
H 26.5 in. W 20 in.
SUN ANGEL VER. I #4
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. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Au...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Screen

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 ...
Category

Late 20th Century Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Screen

Peter Max Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas - "Statue of Liberty"
By Peter Max
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Artist Name: Peter max Piece Name: Stature of liberty demensions: 12.5x25.5 canvas only not including painted boarders or framing Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Description: Flawless...
Category

2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

PETER MAX Original PAINTING on CANVAS BLUSHING BEAUTY Profile SIGNED ACRYLIC
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: "Blushing Beauty Original" Medium: Original Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2011 Max Studio's reference #:326434 Size: 12" x 6" w Painted Borders: 16" x 10" Framed S...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

PETER MAX Original Acrylic PAINTING on CANVAS BLUSHING BEAUTY Profile SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
This is by far one of the Nicest PETER MAX Original Acrylic on Canvas Paintings that we have Ever Been able to Offer For Sale... This is an ALL-ORIGINAL Authentic Peter Max "ORIGI...
Category

1980s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Peter Max Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas "Delta" Statue of Liberty
By Peter Max
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: Delta Medium: Original on Canvas Size: 15 1/4 " x 15 1/4 Framed: 24 1/2 x 24 1/2 One of the most productive Pop Artists of our time, Peter Max has gained hi...
Category

Late 20th Century Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Peter Max Flag w/ Heart Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas Hand painted Signed
By Peter Max
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: Flag with Heart Medium: Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas Size: 16x16, 23.5 x 23.5 framed Year: 2013 Studio Number 296559.0000 also marked and stamped on t...
Category

2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Bronze

Peter Max Large Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas Sage with Cane Signed Art
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: "Sage with Cane Original" Medium: Original Acrylic on Canvas Year: 1974 Size: 30" x 22" w Painted Borders: 34" x 26" Framed Size: 42" x 34" Asking: $19,995.0...
Category

1970s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

PETER MAX Original Signed PAINTING on CANVAS Acrylic STATUE OF LIBERTY Head Art
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: "Original Statue of Liberty" Medium: Original Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2002 Size: 25" x 10" w Painted Borders: 29" x 14" Framed Size: 37" x 22"
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

PETER MAX Acrylic PAINTING on CANVAS All ORIGINAL Signed WITHOUT BORDERS Art oil
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
This is by far one of the Nicest PETER MAX Original Acrylic on Canvas Paintings that we have Ever Been able to Offer For Sale. Peter Max: America's most popular living artist. Peter...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

PETER MAX Original PAINTING on CANVAS Signed BETTER WORLD Acrylic LARGE 40x30
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
This is by far one of the Largest and Nicest PETER MAX Original Acrylic on Canvas Paintings that we have Ever Been able to Offer For Sale. Peter Max: America's most popular livin...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Peter Max Original Acrylic on Canvas Painting Roseville in Maui Contemporary Art
By Peter Max
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: Roseville in Maui Acrylic on canvas Framing: Framed and Matted Size: 36" x 24" Inscription: Signed in upper right Peter Max studio reference number: 9228 Con...
Category

1980s Conceptual Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Peter Max Original Acrylic on Canvas Painting R.S. Kneeling Sage II Contemporar
By Peter Max
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: R.S. Kneeling Sage II Medium: Acrylic on canvas Framing: Framed and Matted Size: 40" x 30" Inscription: Signed “Max” in upper right Peter Max studio referenc...
Category

1980s Conceptual Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Peter Max Original Acrylic on Silkscreen on Canvas Painting Ronald Reagan Contem
By Peter Max
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: Ronald Reagan Medium: Acrylic on silkscreen on canvas Framing: Framed and Matted Size: 30" x 24" Inscription: Signed “Max” and dated “1989 ” in upper right P...
Category

1980s Conceptual Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Peter Max Grammy Vol11 "91" Acrylic/canvas Contemporary painting Hollywood award
By Peter Max
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: Grammy Vol 11 "91" Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 30" x 24" Inscription: Signed “Max” upper right, Signed and dated “1990” on canvas verso Studio reference ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

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Peter Max Acrylic Canvas For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of peter max acrylic canvas available on 1stDibs. Browse a selection of Pop Art or Contemporary versions of these works for sale today — there are 89 Pop Art and 2 Contemporary examples available. These items have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a colorful piece of art to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — see the peter max acrylic canvas on 1stDibs that include elements of black, gray, beige, blue and more. Each of these unique pieces was handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, acrylic paint and synthetic resin paint. Not every interior allows for large iterations of these items, so small peter max acrylic canvas measuring 8 inches across are available.

How Much are Peter Max Acrylic Canvas?

Prices for pieces in our collection of peter max acrylic canvas start at $1,495 and top out at $65,000 with the average selling for $21,500.

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.

Find an explosively vibrant collection of Peter Max paintings, prints and other works on 1stDibs.

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.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

Painting is an art form that has spanned innumerable cultures, with artists using the medium to tell stories, explore and communicate ideas and express themselves. To bring antique and vintage paintings into your home is to celebrate and share in the long tradition of this discipline.

When we look at paintings, particularly those that originated in the past, we learn about history, other cultures and countries of the world. Like every other work of art, paintings — whether they are contemporary creations or works that were made during the 19th century — can often help us clearly see and understand the world around us in a meaningful and interesting way. Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

No matter your preference, whether you favor Post-Impressionist paintings, animal paintings, Surrealism, Pop art or another movement or specific period, arranging art on a blank wall allows you to evoke emotions in a room while also showing off your tastes and interests. A symmetrical wall arrangement may comprise a grid of four to six pieces or, for an odd number of works, a horizontal row. Asymmetrical arrangements, which may be small clusters of art or large, salon-style gallery walls, have a more collected and eclectic feel. Download the 1stDibs app, which includes a handy “View on Wall” feature that allows you to see how a particular artwork will look on a particular wall, and read about how to arrange wall art. And if you’re searching for the perfect palette for your interior design project, what better place to turn than to the art world’s masters of color?

On 1stDibs, you’ll find an expansive collection of paintings and other fine art for your home or office. Browse abstract paintings, portrait paintings, paintings by popular artists and more today.