Peter's Piano II
A Homage to Peter Max
12 x 16 Oil Painting on Canvas
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I did a Homage to Pater Max in the beginning of the year titled
Peter's Piano. I have to say that it is one of the most popular paintings for
this year. I did several similar, but not the same commissions, including a
very large format commission for a friend of Peter Max's, which just
thrilled me. I Check out his site www.themaxcollector.com
I thought it would be great to do another now as Peter just released
his new isong
Check it our at the links below
You have to love him. He has works all over the place and knows
so many people and other artists. What a legacy!...and such a nice guy too! I
have listed some facts about him here that I thought were interesting.
Always learning something new! Love it!
This painting is 12 x 16, a really nice size and different from the first
Peter's Piano at 11 x 14.
It is my impression of combined elements from five of Peter's
paintings including his self portrait. The flooring is from another as well as
the Baldwin Piano that he painted. What great colors!
Custom Floater Frames are available upon request.
This would make a great gift for a Peter Max Lover.
Thanks Peter. Love ya!
In honor of NPR's 40th anniversary, the iconic pop artist
has graciously designed this limited edition
Tivoli iSongBook for NPR.
Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937) is a
German-born Jewish American artist best known for his “Cosmic 60s”
art style, as it came to be known in the 1960's . At first, works in this
style appeared on posters and were seen on the walls of college dorms
all across America. Max then became fascinated with new printing techniques
that allowed for four-color reproduction on product merchandise.
In 1970, many of Max's products and posters were featured in the exhibition
"The World of Peter Max" which opened at the M.H. de Young
Memorial Museum in San Francisco. The US Postal Service commissioned
Max to create the first 10¢ postage stamp to commemorate the Expo
74World's Fair in Spokane, Washington. July 4, 1976, Max began his
Statue of Liberty series leading to his efforts with Chrysler CEO Lee
Iacocca to help spearhead the restoration of the statue.
Official artist for many major events including Grammy Awards, Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame, The Super bowl and others.
He also hosted the Xpress Peter Max Coloring Contest in the St. Petersburg
Times in November 2005. The contest, located in St. Petersburg, Florida,
was a contest for children to color in a sketch by Max. Of 800 entries, 90
were sent to Max, who chose a grand prize winner, a runner-up and 10
Max's art work was a part of the Psychedelic movement in graphic design.
His work was much imitated in commercial illustration in the late 1960s
and early 1970s.
His artwork is currently on the walls of CBS's The Early Show where
his newly created installation of 44 Obamas, commemorating the 44th
President of The United States was debuted.
Max owns a collection of 36 Chevrolet Corvettes, dating from 1953 to
1988, one for each year. The collection has been horribly neglected.
Peter Max is an environmentalist and defender of human and animal rights.
One of Continental Airlines" Boeing 777-200ER aircraft
(registered N77014) sported a special livery designed by Max.
The livery was removed in the winter of 2007–2008.
Peter Max currently lives in New York Citywith his wife, Mary Max.
Pater Max Quotes
Quote:I never know what I'm going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself.
I'm just the middleman.
Quote: There's nothing like New Orleans. When it comes back, it will be a tremendous
highlight for America.