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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

Reflections II, Lithograph by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Reflections II Year: 1979 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 165 Size: 19 in. x 24 in. (48.26 cm x 60.96 cm)
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

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

"Marilyn's Flowers II" Lithograph by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Marilyn's Flowers II Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 165 Image Size: 19 x 23.5 inches
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

"The Garden", 1981, Lithograph by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: The Garden Year: 1983 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 165 Size: 21.5 x 25 inches
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Nine Liberties, 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

Profile Series 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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1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Garden Flowers, 1979 Limited Edition Lithograph, 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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1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Two Sages, 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

Sailboat Series 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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1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Roseville Profile,1999 Offset 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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1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

The Profile, 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

Space Angels, 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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1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Quiet Lake, 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 Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

Six Liberties, 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

Flower Spectrum, Limited Edition Lithograph, Peter Max - LARGE
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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Lithograph

Abstract Zero, Ltd Ed 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

Love I, Limited Edition Lithograph (Mini 6" x 5"), 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

Day Dreaming, 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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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

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 Spectrum - Limited edition Lithograph by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Montreal, Quebec
-- Artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity -- Numbered and hand signed by Peter Max -- Comes with a premium quality frame
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1990s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Archival Paper, Lithograph, Archival Pigment

Peter Max Zen Max Early Important Print Lithograph Montana Sun Red 1974
By Peter Max
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original contemporary Pop Art lithograph by American Artist Peter Max titled, "Montana Sun" featuring the classic figural work Max is most known and loved for. This piece was crea...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

1979 Peter Max 'Cherry Creek Gallery' Multicolor France Lithograph
By Peter Max
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 28.5 x 22.75 inches ( 72.39 x 57.785 cm ) Image Size: 28.5 x 22.75 inches ( 72.39 x 57.785 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Ad...
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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Year 2250 II, 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

Dream I: The Blossoming, 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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1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Peace on Earth, 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

Heart Series I, Limited Edition Lithograph Mini 5" x 4" 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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Lithograph

Mona Lisa II, 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

Heart Series V Limited Edition Lithograph (Mini 5" x 4") 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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Lithograph

Profile Series IV, 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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1990s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Sailboat with Pyramid, 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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1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Profile Series II, 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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1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Composition Red & Green, 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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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Abstract Flowers II, 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

Lady Thru Window, 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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1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Siblings, Original 1968 Vintage Lithograph, Peter Max -SIGNED - RARE
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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1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

United We Stand, 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 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

God Bless America, Ltd Ed 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

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 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

Heart II, Pop Art Lithograph by Peter Max 1981
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Heart II Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 165, HC Image Size: 26 x 20 inches Paper Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 5...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

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

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

Lady With Floating Flowers, Ltd 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

Star Catcher, 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

Flag with Heart III, 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 Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

Cosmic Profile, Limited Edition 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

Heart Series II Limited Edition Lithograph Mini 5" x 4" 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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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

Umbrella Man at Sunrise, 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 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

Two Figures On Rainbow, Ltd 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

Winged Flyer w/ Sunrise II, 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

Dream IV: Solar Surprise, 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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1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

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

Cosmic Runner - Limited Edition Lithograph by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Montreal, Quebec
- Artwork is numbered and signed by the artis 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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Canvas, Oil

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

Heart Series VI Limited Edition Lithograph Mini 5" x 4" 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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Lithograph

Cosmic Saturn, Limited Edition 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 1...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

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Peter Max Lithograph For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the peter max lithograph you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. In our selection of items, you can find Pop Art examples as well as a Modern version. Making the right choice when shopping for a peter max lithograph may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right peter max lithograph for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, beige, red and blue. Frequently made by artists working in lithograph, paint and offset print, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years. A large peter max lithograph can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 2 high and 2.43 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Peter Max Lithograph?

The price for a peter max lithograph in our collection starts at $125 and tops out at $11,000 with the average selling for $895.

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 Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

Find the fine-art prints you’re looking for on 1stDibs today.