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

Materials

Lithograph

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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Sage, Sailboat & Vase 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

Flowers In Blue Vase III, 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 Landscape Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Vase w/ Tree, Limited Edition Lithograph Mini 2" x 2.75" 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

Vase of Flowers/Garden Flowers, 1979 Limited Edition Lithographs, 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 Interior Prints

Materials

Lithograph

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...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

FLOWER VASE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original mixed media and watercolor on paper. Hand signed on front by the artist. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offers wi...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor

  • FLOWER VASE
  • FLOWER VASE
H 11 in. W 15 in.
RED VASE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed and numbered by the artist. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. Published by AMX Art Ltd., NY and printed by A Nussbaum, NY. HC edit...
Category

1980s Pop Art Interior Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Paper

  • RED VASE
  • RED VASE
H 21 in. W 30 in.
Vase of Flowers
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase of Flowers Year: 1979 Edition: 350, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Somerset paper Size: 30 x 22 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signe...
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1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Vase with Tree
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase with Tree Year: 2000 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 2 x 2.75 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

VASE OF FLOWERS (SCULPTURE)
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painted acrylic sculpture. Hand signed lower front by Peter Max. Studio catalog number engraved on side of sculpture. Please note "Copyright Peter Max" in black marker...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Acrylic

  • VASE OF FLOWERS (SCULPTURE)
  • VASE OF FLOWERS (SCULPTURE)
  • VASE OF FLOWERS (SCULPTURE)
  • VASE OF FLOWERS (SCULPTURE)
H 13.75 in. W 9.75 in. D 4.5 in.
Vase of Flowers XI
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase of Flowers XI Year: 2001 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on archival paper Size: 11 x 9 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Sig...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Vase with Tree II
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase with Tree II Year: 2000 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 7.5 x 8.25 inches Condition: Excellent Inscript...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

VASE IN ROOM II
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed, dated and inscribed "Study" by the artist. Hand embellished by the artist. A unique variation. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included....
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Paper, Lithograph

  • VASE IN ROOM II
  • VASE IN ROOM II
H 21.5 in. W 25.5 in.
MONK AND VASE Signed Lithograph, Pop Art Interior, Striped Robe, Floor Vase
By Peter Max
Located in Union City, NJ
MONK AND VASE is an original hand drawn lithograph by the renowned American Pop artist, Peter Max, printed in 1980 in an edition of 165, using traditional hand lithography techniques...
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1980s Pop Art Interior Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Flowers In Blue Vase III
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Flowers In Blue Vase III Year: 2000 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on archival paper Size: 12 x 9 inches Condition: Excellent Inscriptio...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Sage, Sailboat, and Vase II
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Sage, Sailboat, and Vase II Year: 2000 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 7.25 x 8.25 inches Condition: Excelle...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

LADY ON COUCH WITH VASE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed and numbered by the artist. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. Published by AMX Art Ltd., NY and printed by IZMO Productions, NY. E...
Category

1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Paper, Screen

VASE IN ROOM II Signed Lithograph, Pop Art Interior, Brown Vase, Flying Lamas
By Peter Max
Located in Union City, NJ
VASE IN ROOM II is an original hand drawn lithograph by the renowned American Pop artist, Peter Max, printed in 1980 in an edition of 165, using traditional hand lithography techniq...
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1980s Pop Art Interior Prints

Materials

Lithograph

LADY ON RED WITH FLOATING VASE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed and numbered by the artist. Published by Hanson Art Galleries., San Francisco, CA and printed by Karl & Gail., NY. Artwork is in excellent condition. Edition of 300. ...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Paper, Screen

Garden Flowers & Vase of Flowers (Suite of Two Artworks)
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Garden Flowers & Vase of Flowers (Two Artworks) Year: 1979 Edition: 350, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Somerset paper Size: 30 x 22 inches Conditi...
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1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph

COMPOSITION RED Signed Lithograph, Abstract Floral Still Life, Round Blue Vase
By Peter Max
Located in Union City, NJ
COMPOSITION RED is an original hand drawn lithograph by the renowned American Pop artist, Peter Max, printed using traditional hand lithography techniques on archival printmaking pap...
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1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Peter Max Flower Abstract Color Lithograph Hand Signed Vintage Pop Artwork Vase
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Peter Max Hand Signed and Numbered Vintage Color Lithograph, Professionally Custom Framed and listed with the Submit Best Offer option Accepting Offers Now: Up for sale here we ha...
Category

1980s Pop Art Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

PETER MAX Original PAINTING POP ART PROFILE Watercolor SIGNED VASE of FLOWERS
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
This is an Authentic All-Original Peter Max Ink, Pastel, and, Watercolor Painting titled, "Original Profiles with Vase of Flowers" created by Max in 1989.... The piece is an Authent...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Ink, Watercolor

Peter Max Zero Man Vase Flowers Color Lithograph Hand Signed Vintage Pop Artwork
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Peter Max Hand Signed and Numbered Vintage Color Lithograph, Professionally Custom Framed and listed with the Submit Best Offer option Accepting Offers Now: Up for sale here we ha...
Category

1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Peter Max Lady In Flowers Color Lithograph Hand Signed Vintage Pop Artwork Vase
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Peter Max Hand Signed and Numbered Vintage Color Lithograph, Professionally Custom Framed and listed with the Submit Best Offer option Accepting Offers Now: Up for sale here we ha...
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1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

PETER MAX Original Color Silkscreen Large Hand Signed Lady Red Vase Flowers Art
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Peter Max Hand Signed & Numbered "Lady on Red With Floating Vase" Color Silkscreen, Elaborately Custom Framed and listed with the Submit Best Offer option Accepting Offers Now: Up ...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

Peter Max Blue Vase Original Signed and Stamped Lithograph, 1981
By Peter Max
Located in Dallas, TX
Peter Max (American, b. 1937) blue vase, 1981 Lithograph in colors Postmodern. pop, contemporary art. Measures: 25 x 19 inches (63.5 x 48.3 cm) (image) 29 x 22-1/2 inches (73.7 ...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Peter Max "Lady on Red with Floating Vase" 'Signed and Numbered'
By Peter Max
Located in New York, NY
"Lady on Red with Floating Vase" by Peter Max, signed and numbered edition of 300, published by Hanson Art Galleries, CA and printed by Karl & Gail, NY, 1988.
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paint, Paper

FLOWER VASE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Canvas size 12 x 9 in. Framed size approx 21 x 18 in. Artwork is in excell...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Vase of Flowers
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase of Flowers Year: 1979 Edition: 350, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Somerset paper Size: 30 x 22 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signe...
Category

1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Vase of Flowers
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase of Flowers Year: 1979 Edition: 350, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Somerset paper Size: 30 x 22 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signe...
Category

1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Vase of Flowers
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase of Flowers Year: 1979 Edition: 350, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Somerset paper Size: 30 x 22 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signe...
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1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Vase Of Flowers On Blends
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase Of Flowers On Blends Year: 2007 Medium: Mixed Media on archival paper Size: 12.75 x 10 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the art...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media

VASE OF FLOWERS SERIES 17 VER. IV #1
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. A...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

VASE OF FLOWERS SERIES 17 VER. IV #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. Artwork is in excellen...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

VASE OF FLOWERS SERIES 41 VER. II #1
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. Al...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

VASE OF FLOWERS SERIES 28 VER. II #1
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. Al...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

VASE OF FLOWERS SERIES 80 VER. III #1
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. A...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Garden Flowers & Vase of Flowers (Suite of Two Artworks)
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Garden Flowers & Vase of Flowers (Two Artworks) Year: 1979 Edition: 350, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Somerset paper Size: 30 x 22 inches Conditi...
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1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph

PETER MAX Acrylic Painting ORIGINAL VASE OF FLOWERS Signed Art Still Life oil
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
PETER MAX Original One-of-a-kind Painting with Hand Painted Borders titled, "ORIGINAL POP ART FLOWERS 1993", Custom Framed and Listed with the Submit Best Offer option Submit Best...
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1990s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Mixed Media

PETER MAX Original Signed PAINTING POP ART FLOWERS Acrylic Oil Iconic LOVE Vase
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
Artist: Peter Max Title: POP ART FLOWERS Medium: Acrylic Year: 2006 Reference information: Max Studios Reference Number 39098 Artwork Size: 22 x 19 Unframed Frame Size: 34 x 31 ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

PETER MAX Original Signed PAINTING Abstract VASE OF FLOWERS Pop ART Acrylic Oil
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
This is by far one of our personal favorites. This is a Truly Spectacular (Both the frame, and, piece are in like NEW Condition) PETER MAX painting titled "POP ART FLOWERS 98" offer...
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1990s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Mixed Media

PETER MAX Original Signed PAINTING Abstract VASE OF FLOWERS Pop ART Acrylic Oil
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
This is by far one of our personal favorites. This is a Truly Spectacular (Both the frame, and, piece are in like NEW Condition) PETER MAX painting titled "POP ART FLOWERS" offered ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

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Mixed Media, Acrylic

PETER MAX Acrylic PAINTING on CANVAS All ORIGINAL Signed VASE OF FLOWERS Art oil
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
This is by far one of the Nicest PETER MAX Original Acrylic on Canvas Paintings that we have Ever Been able to Offer For Sale... This is an ALL-ORIGINAL Authentic Peter Max "ORIGI...
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1980s Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Vase of 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 Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Flowers In Blue Vase III, 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...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Landscape Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Blue Vase
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...
Category

1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph

  • Blue Vase
  • Blue Vase
  • Blue Vase
  • Blue Vase
H 37 in. W 30 in.
Blue Vase
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...
Category

1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph

  • Blue Vase
  • Blue Vase
  • Blue Vase
  • Blue Vase
H 37 in. W 30 in.
Vase with Tree
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase with Tree Year: 2000 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 3.43 x 2.62 inches Condition: Excellent Inscriptio...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Vase of Flowers
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase of Flowers Year: 1979 Edition: 350, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Somerset paper Size: 30 x 22 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signe...
Category

1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Vase of Flowers
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase of Flowers Year: 1979 Edition: 350, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Somerset paper Size: 30 x 22 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signe...
Category

1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Vase with Tree II
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase with Tree II Year: 2000 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 7.5 x 8.25 inches Condition: Excellent Inscript...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Flowers in a Blue Vase II #1
By Peter Max
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
This is piece is in great condition and is an acrylic painting on serigraph. Please excuse the poor photos with the reflection of the plexiglass. This item is located in our New Yor...
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1990s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Screen, Mixed Media

Sage, Sailboat, and Vase II
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Sage, Sailboat, and Vase II Year: 2000 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 7.25 x 8.25 inches Condition: Excelle...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Vase of Flowers Hand Colored Modern Abstract Lithograph
By Peter Max
Located in Houston, TX
Colorful hand-painted still life lithograph of a vase with flowers. The work is signed by the artist and editioned 20 of 50. The print is framed in a black frame with a black matte. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist Still-life Prints

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Acrylic, Lithograph

COMPOSITION RED Signed Lithograph, Abstract Floral Still Life, Round Blue Vase
By Peter Max
Located in Union City, NJ
COMPOSITION RED is an original hand drawn lithograph by the renowned American Pop artist, Peter Max, printed using traditional hand lithography techniques on archival printmaking pap...
Category

1980s Pop Art Still-life Prints

Materials

Lithograph

PETER MAX Original Signed PAINTING VASE OF FLOWERS Art Acrylic Still Life LARGE
By Peter Max
Located in Bloomington, MN
This is by far one of our personal favorites. This is a Truly Spectacular (Both the frame, and, piece are in like NEW Condition) Large PETER MAX painting titled "VASE OF FLOWERS" of...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic

Peter Max Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the peter max vase you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. You can easily find an example made in the Abstract style, while we also have 1 Abstract versions to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a peter max vase 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 vase for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, beige, orange and green. Artworks like these — often created in lithograph, paint and acrylic paint — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Peter Max Vase?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a peter max vase in our inventory may begin at $349 and can go as high as $45,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,887.

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.