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Large Original Peter Max Liberty
By Peter Max
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is the largest of the Peter Max Liberty series. This professionally framed piece is from a large private collection in Beverly Hills California. Signed in colored pencil, number...
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1990s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

  • Large Original Peter Max Liberty
  • Large Original Peter Max Liberty
  • Large Original Peter Max Liberty
  • Large Original Peter Max Liberty
H 58 in. W 49.5 in. D 2 in.
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

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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Lithograph, Mixed Media, 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

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Acrylic

Statue of Liberty I, Limited Edition Lithograph, 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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

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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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Acrylic

Liberty 2000 III - Limited Edition Lithograph by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Montreal, Quebec
-- Comes with the certificate of authenticity -- Premium quality frame included
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Early 2000s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Archival Paper, Lithograph

Liberty 2000 III - Limited Edition Lithograph by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Montreal, Quebec
- Artwork is numbered and signed by the artist Peter Max - Artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity - Limited Edition Serigraph
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2010s Other Art Style Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Liberty Head 2003 - Limited Edition Lithograph by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Artwork is signed and numbered by Peter Maxcomes. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Museum Quality.
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2010s American Modern Prints and Multiples

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Archival Paper, Lithograph

Liberty & Justice for All, Limited Edition Lithograph, 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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head V, Ltd Ed Lithograph (Mini 3.5" x 3"), 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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head I, Ltd Ed Lithograph (Mini 3.5" x 3"), Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Original Limited Edition Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper, 2001. Edition Size: 500, plus proofs. Paper Size: 3.5" x 3." Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Published by...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

DNC 1980 Statue of Liberty Poster Signed by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage "1980 Democratic National Convention" Statue of Liberty lithograph poster signed by Peter Max, circa 1980. The poster is in good vintage condition (no rip tears, pin holes or...
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Mid-20th Century American Expressionist Posters

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Paper

Statue of Liberty VII, Limited Edition Lithograph, 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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head VIII (Mini) Limited Edition Lithograph, 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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head (Retro Suite I) Limited Edition Silkscreen 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...
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1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

Liberty Head IX (Mini) Limited Edition Lithograph, 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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Lithograph

Liberty Head II, Ltd Ed Lithograph (Mini 3.5" x 3"), 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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head VI, Ltd Ed Lithograph (Mini 3.5" x 3"), 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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head III, Ltd Ed Lithograph (Mini 3.5" x 3"), 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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head IV, Ltd Ed Lithograph (Mini 3.5" x 3"), 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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head (The Complete Set of 4 Hand-Signed Color Lithographs) by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Montreal, Quebec
-- Liberty Head (The Complete Set of 4 Hand-Signed and Numbered Color Lithographs) by Peter Max -- Comes with a certificate of authenticity for the suite -- High quality frames are ...
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1990s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Archival Paper, Lithograph

Liberty Head VII Mini 3.43" x 2.62" Limited Edition Litho 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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

4 Liberty Heads
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: 4 Liberty Heads Year: 2005 Medium: Offset lithograph on premium paper Size: 15 x 19 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. Not...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

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

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Canvas, Acrylic

Liberty Head V
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Liberty Head V Year: 2001 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 3.5 x 3 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: S...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Liberty Head Year: 2005 Medium: Mixed Media on archival paper Size: 30 x 24 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. Notes: Publ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Acrylic

Liberty 2000
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Liberty 2000 Year: 2000 Medium: Offset lithograph on premium paper Size: 24.5 x 24 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. Note...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

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  • Liberty 2000
H 24.5 in. W 24 in.
Liberty Head I
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Liberty Head I Year: 2001 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 3.43 x 2.62 inches Condition: Excellent Inscriptio...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head I
H 3.43 in. W 2.62 in.
Liberty Head IV
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Liberty Head IV Year: 2001 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 3.5 x 3 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Statue of Liberty I
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Statue of Liberty I Year: 2003 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 10 x 5.5 inches Condition: Excellent Inscript...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Statue Of Liberty V
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Statue Of Liberty V Year: 1981 Medium: Offset lithograph on premium paper Size: 25.5 x 12.5 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the art...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Liberty Head II
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Liberty Head II Year: 2001 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 3.5 x 3 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head VII
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Liberty Head VII Year: 2003 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 3.43 x 2.62 inches Condition: Excellent Inscript...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head VII
H 3.43 in. W 2.62 in.
Liberty Head IX
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Liberty Head IX Year: 2003 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 3.43 x 2.62 inches Condition: Excellent Inscripti...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head IX
H 3.43 in. W 2.62 in.
Liberty Head VI
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Liberty Head VI Year: 2001 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 3.5 x 3 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Statue of Liberty
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Statue of Liberty Year: 1998 Medium: Lithograph and acrylic on Arches paper Size: 12 x 14 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed and by the a...
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1990s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

Liberty & Justice for All
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Liberty & Justice for All Year: 2002 Edition: 300, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 12.5 x 9 inches Condition: Excellent In...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty Head (Retro Suite I)
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Liberty Head (Retro Suite I) Year: 1994 Edition: 300, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Size: 11 x 11 inches Condition: Excellent Inscrip...
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1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

Statue of Liberty VII
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Statue of Liberty VII Year: 2003 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 10 x 5.5 inches Condition: Excellent Inscri...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Liberty 2000, Offset Lithograph -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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Statue of Liberty 2000 II
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Statue of Liberty 2000 II Year: 2000 Medium: Offset lithograph on premium paper Size: 18 x 36 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the a...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

“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

4 Liberty Heads, 2005 Offset Lithograph -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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Statue Of Liberty V, 1981 Offset Lithograph -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...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Statue of Liberty 2000 II, Offset Lithograph -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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

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...
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2010s Surrealist Paintings

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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...
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Late 20th Century Surrealist Paintings

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Acrylic

PETER MAX ORIGINAL Ceramic Plate PAINTING Signed LIBERTY HEAD Pop Art Acrylic
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Peter Max Authentic & Rare Original Acrylic Painting on a Glazed Ceramic Plate, Professionally Custom Framed and listed with the Submit Best Offer option Accepting Offers Now: The...
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1990s Pop Art More Art

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Ceramic, Paint

PETER MAX Acrylic Painting ORIGINAL LIBERTY HEAD Signed Pop Art Pastel Collage
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
PETER MAX Original One-of-a-kind Painting with Hand Painted Borders titled, "ORIGINAL LIBERTY HEAD with PROFILE 94", Custom Framed and Listed with the Submit Best Offer option Subm...
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1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

PETER MAX Original PAINTING GOD BLESS AMERICA 5 Statue of Liberty HEADS Signed
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: "God Bless America: 5 Liberties" Medium: Mixed Media Painting Year: 2003 Size: 24" x 18" w Painted Borders: 28" x 22" Framed Size: 36" x 30" Asking: $4895.00...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Mixed Media, Acrylic

Peter Max Original Acrylic Painting Glazed Ceramic Plate Signed Liberty Head Art
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Peter Max Authentic & Rare Original Acrylic Painting on a Glazed Ceramic Plate, Professionally Custom Framed with Hand Painted Borders and listed with the Submit Best Offer option ...
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1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Ceramic, Acrylic

PETER MAX original signed PAINTING UNITED WE STAND Liberty HEAD Delta statue of
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: "United We Stand" Medium: Mixed Media Painting Year: 2004 Max Studio Reference #133856 Size: 24" x 18" w Painted Borders: 28" x 22" Framed Size: 36" x 30" As...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Mixed Media, 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"
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Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

PETER MAX Acrylic Painting ORIGINAL STATUE OF LIBERTY Head Signed POP ART oil
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
PETER MAX Original One-of-a-kind Painting with Hand Painted Borders titled, "STATUE OF LIBERTY ORIGINAL", Custom Framed and Listed with the Submit Best Offer option Submit Best Of...
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1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic

PETER MAX original signed PAINTING GOD BLESS AMERICA statue of Liberty HEAD USA
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
This is a Truly Spectacular (Both the frame, and, piece are in like NEW Condition) Peter Max painting titled "GOD BLESS AMERICA" offered for sale with the SUBMIT BEST OFFER OPTION. ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

PETER MAX Original PAINTING PEACE ON EARTH Statue of Liberty HEAD Signed Art
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: "Peace on Earth" Medium: Mixed Media Painting Year: 2003 Max Studio Reference #97056 Size: 24" x 18" w Painted Borders: 28" x 22" Framed Size: 36" x 30" Aski...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic, Mixed Media

Large 40"H PETER MAX original signed PAINTING STATUE OF LIBERTY Head DELTA USA
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: "Statue of Liberty" Medium: Mixed Media Painting Year: 2006 Size: 40" x 20" w Painted Borders: 44" x 24" Framed Size: 52" x 32" Asking: $8895.00 OBO
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Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Mixed Media, Acrylic

PETER MAX Original PAINTING on CANVAS Signed LIBERTY HEAD Statue of HUGE 60x60
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... This is an ALL-ORIGINAL Authentic Larg...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Statue of Liberty by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in New York, NY
Statue of Liberty by Peter Max
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Art

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Acrylic

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Peter Max Liberty For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact peter max liberty you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. In our selection of items, you can find Pop Art examples as well as a Modern version. Finding the perfect peter max liberty may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a peter max liberty to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of beige, gray, blue, brown and more. Artworks like these — often created in lithograph, acrylic paint and paint — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Peter Max Liberty?

The price for a peter max liberty in our collection starts at $250 and tops out at $32,000 with the average selling for $995.

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.