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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...
Category

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

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
Category

1980s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Original Acrylic/oil on Canvas Peter Max Painting w/ Provenance Delta Liberty
By Peter Max
Located in New York, NY
Peter Max, born 1937, is an American-German pop artist, his work is usually associated with the art culture from the 1960s. Max has a series of the Statue of Liberty painted. Here is...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, 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...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

Materials

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

Materials

Acrylic

"Heart", 2009, Acrylic and Collage by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Heart Year: 2009 Medium: Acrylic and Collage on Paper, Signed Size: 11 in. x 8.5 in. (27.94 cm x 21.59 cm) Frame: 17.5 x 15 inches
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

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)
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Moonwalk, Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
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

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

Better World, Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
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

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

Liberty Head, Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
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

Lithograph, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"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...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Lady Profile, Original Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
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

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Lithograph, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Friends On Blends, Original Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Original Mixed Media (Acrylic on Lithograph) Painting on archival paper, 2008. Paper Size: 12.75" x 10." Signed in Acrylic. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted. This is an o...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Lithograph, Acrylic

Sage W/Umbrella & Cane/Blends, Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Original Mixed Media (Acrylic on Lithograph) Painting on archival paper, 2008. Paper Size: 12.75" x 10." Signed in Acrylic. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted. This is an o...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Lithograph

Sailboat East On Blends, Orig Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Original Mixed Media (Acrylic on Lithograph) Painting on archival paper, 2008. Paper Size: 12.75" x 10." Signed in Acrylic. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted. This is an o...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Lithograph, Acrylic

Heart On Blends II, Original Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Original Mixed Media (Acrylic on Lithograph) Painting on archival paper, 2008. Paper Size: 12.75" x 10." Signed in Acrylic. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted. This is an o...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Lithograph, Acrylic

Blushing Beauty On Blends III, Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Original Mixed Media (Acrylic on Lithograph) Painting on archival paper, 2008. Paper Size: 12.75" x 10." Signed in Acrylic. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted. This is an o...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Lithograph, Acrylic

Sage In Wind (B&W Series), Orig Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Original Mixed Media (Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Lithograph) Painting on archival paper, 2004. Paper Size: 8.75" x 7." Signed in Acrylic. Excellent Condition; never framed or matte...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Lithograph, Acrylic

Cosmic Flyer With Sun on Blends, Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Original Mixed Media (Acrylic on Lithograph) Painting on archival paper, 2008. Paper Size: 12.75" x 10." Signed in Acrylic. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted. This is an o...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Lithograph

Liberty Head On Blends III, Orig Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Original Mixed Media (Acrylic on Lithograph) Painting on archival paper, 2008. Paper Size: 12.75" x 10." Signed in Acrylic. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted. This is an o...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Lithograph, Acrylic

Tip Toe Floating On Blends, Orig Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Original Mixed Media (Acrylic on Lithograph) Painting on archival paper, 2008. Paper Size: 12.75" x 10." Signed in Acrylic. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted. This is an o...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Lithograph, Acrylic

Flag With Heart On Blends, Orig Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Original Mixed Media (Acrylic on Lithograph) Painting on archival paper, 2008. Paper Size: 12.75" x 10." Signed in Acrylic. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted. This is an o...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Lithograph, Acrylic

Peter Max Original Painting Signed Rare Framed Vibrant Red Pink Woman Interior
By Peter Max
Located in Buffalo, NY
This is a one of a kind large unique painting by Peter Max which depicts a woman posed by a couch. This is a fully finished composition where every inch of the canvas was addressed ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

Nelson Mandela, Pop Art Portrait by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Nelson Mandela 1 Year: 2001 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Signed Size: 18 x 16 inches
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Nelson Mandela, Pop Art Portrait by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Nelson Mandela Year: 2001 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Signed u.l. Size: 18 x 16 inches
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Peter Max Original Acrylic "The Profile" Painting on Paper in Red, Blue & Green
By Peter Max
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a signed original 20th century acrylic painting on paper entitled, "The Profile" by Peter Max in red, blue, green, yellow, pink and orange. Peter Max is a German-American ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Paintings

Materials

Wood, Paint, Paper

Original Acrylic Painting by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Water Mill, NY
Original acrylic on paper H32"x W28" Framed.. Given by Peter Max to a friend
Category

Vintage 1980s American Contemporary Art

Materials

Acrylic

  • Original Acrylic Painting by Peter Max
  • Original Acrylic Painting by Peter Max
  • Original Acrylic Painting by Peter Max
  • Original Acrylic Painting by Peter Max
H 32 in. W 28 in. D 0.5 in.
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

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

Time Line Degas Man Ver. I #5, 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

Better World, Original Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
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

1990s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Acrylic

Ron English Abstract Acrylic over a Peter Max Silkscreen
By Ron English
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A great image this Ron English work is a Peter Max silkscreen with acrylic paint over it. It reads "I know there may be greater artists than me, but I dought it and it's signed Engli...
Category

Late 20th Century American Paintings

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
Category

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.
Two Hearts As One
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Two Hearts As One Year: 2008 Medium: Lithograph and acrylic on Arches paper Size: 24 x 36 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artis...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Lithograph

Grammy
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Grammy Year: 1991 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. Size: 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.92 cm) Frame: 63 x 51 inches Max was invited in 1989 by the Natio...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Grammy
  • Grammy
  • Grammy
  • Grammy
H 60 in. W 48 in.
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

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

Better World
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Better World Year: 2007 Medium: Lithograph and acrylic on Arches paper Size: 36 x 24 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. No...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Lithograph

Portrait of Dr. Burger, the Diet Doctor, v. 2
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Portrait of Dr. Burger, the Diet Doctor, v. 2 Year: 1991 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed Size: 20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)
Category

1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Andy Warhol with Moustache
By Peter Max
Located in Missouri, MO
This monumental, 72 x 60 inch acrylic on canvas was painted by Peter Max in 1988. Andy Warhol - his characteristic shock of white hair caps this imposing portrait, yet the larger-t...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

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.
Timeline Dega Man
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Timeline Dega Man Year: 1991 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed upper right Size: 24 x 30 in. (60.96 x 76.2 cm) Frame Size: 32 x 38...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Abstract Figure (ADAM)
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Abstract Figure (ADAM) Year: 1982 Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 12 x 9 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. PETER MAX (19...
Category

1980s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

STATUE OF LIBERTY
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Peter Max Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Canvas size 26 x 13 in. Frame size appro...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

  • STATUE OF LIBERTY
  • STATUE OF LIBERTY
  • STATUE OF LIBERTY
  • STATUE OF LIBERTY
H 35.25 in. W 22.25 in.
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

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

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.
LIBERTY HEAD
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front. Dedicated on verso. Canvas size 10 x 8 inches. Custom framed in white with hand painted fillet. Artwork is in excelle...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Moonwalk
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Moonwalk Year: 2009 Medium: Lithograph and acrylic on Arches paper Size: 36 x 24 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. Notes:...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Lithograph, Acrylic

  • Moonwalk
  • Moonwalk
  • Moonwalk
  • Moonwalk
H 36 in. W 24 in.
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.
PROFILE (RAINBOW)
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated top right by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Canvas is stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authentic...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

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

TWO SAGES, ONE WITH CANE VER. II #3
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. Al...
Category

Early 2000s 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

Roseville Profile
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Roseville Profile Year: 1999 Medium: Acrylic Painting over Lithograph, signed u.r. and studio stamp verso Size: 32 in. x 24 in. (8...
Category

1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Lithograph

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

UMBRELLA MAN XIII VER. I #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

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

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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 not only his passion for creating art, but also 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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Questions About Peter Max Acrylic Painting
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Peter Max, whose paintings are famous for the bright colors associated with psychedelic art, is beloved for his work. These paintings can retail for anywhere from $10,000 to $14,000.