Previews begin Saturday, April 30. There are two scheduled Meet the Artist receptions: Thursday, May 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. All artwork is on exhibition and available for acquisition. RSVPs are required: call 866-900-6699 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
The artist has assembled a collection of his greatest and most-revered imagery spanning four decades: from his iconic Pop Art designs commemorating Woodstock to the 2013 unveiling of Max’s design for the cruise ship Breakaway and the exquisite Masters series.
This new exhibition speaks to the evolution and maturation of America’s most popular living artist. This carefully curated collection is a museum-like retrospective of Max’s works.
Peter Max has painted for five U.S. Presidents and his art is on display in museums, Presidential libraries and in U.S. embassies across the globe. He has been the official artist of the Grammys, five NFL Super Bowls, the 2006 Olympics, the World Cup USA, The World Series, The U.S. Open, The Indy 500, The NYC Marathon and The Kentucky Derby.
Peter Max emerged as a powerful force in the art world from the prestigious Art Students League, alongside such artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Jackson Pollack, Cy Twombly and Norman Rockwell. The League was a formative influence on these artists’ innovative artwork, and has led each and every one to greatness and an important legacy in history.
Max’s Art Students League scholarly influence inspired all of his extraordinary artwork, and of late, his new Masters series; his interpretive works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir, and Edgar Degas, conceived in Max’s signature style and colors. These works speak to both a maturation of the artist’s illustrious career, as well as to his formidable training at the 130-year-old Art Students League of New York.
With paintings on exhibition in hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide, Peter Max and his vibrant colors have become part of the fabric of contemporary culture. Max has been successively called a Pop Icon, Neo Fauvist, Abstract Expressionist and the United States “Painter Laureate.”
The artist has had the distinct honor of painting the last seven presidents of the United States and the world’s best loved celebrities, among them the young sensation Taylor Swift.
This exhibit features his iconic and best-known pieces as well, among them “Statue of Liberty,” Max’s famous “Flag” pieces, “Umbrella Man” and the prestigious “Cosmic Runner.” There will also be presentations of his celebrity portraiture in Omaha, as Peter Max is revered for his celebrity commissions and portraits.
For more information about Peter Max, America’s most well-known and most collected artist, go to www.petermax.com.
Important pieces of the Retrospective Collection and the Masters Series will be available for acquisition in the Darien presentation.