Artist: Peter Max
Title: Sky Jumper
Medium: Serigraph on Paper
Framing: Currently unframed, but can be framed for an additional cost
Size: 30" x 23"
Inscription: Signed “Max” on lower right margin
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
The early part of Peter Max's art career was synonymous with the psychedelic movement of the 1960s. The bright colors, fun subject matter, and bold styling were perfectly in keeping with the aesthetic of the time. Max's original paintings are known for their heavy brushstrokes and bold, black lines, and "Sky Jumper" echoes those elements through its heavy sketched line use.
Peter Max repeated motifs throughout his career, creating a tapestry of beloved, recognizable characters like Blushing Beauty and Lady Liberty. Sky Jumper was a character he returned to often, especially in his early career. Sky Jumper shows up in a variety of settings, most frequently in outer-space type composition. Since Peter Max is an avid environmentalist, this particular iteration seems especially in touch with his personal priorities.
"Sky Jumper" is numbered and signed on the bottom margin and includes a gallery certificate of authenticity.
This piece is currently not framed. The photo showing the frame is a mockup of a frame and what it would look like framed. If you would like the piece framed we can work with our local framer at our discounted price to pick out the perfect frame for your home.
About Peter Max
A painter of celebrities and icons, Peter Max is world-renowned for his signature visual language featuring bright nuances of the rainbow spectrum. His colorful body of work embodies the spirit of the psychedelic 60s and transmits its optimism throughout all the prolific decades of the artist’s activity.
The practice of Peter Max transcends all media, from drawing and painting to sculpture, print and graphic design, while the iconography he employs is highly recognizable and relatable to the broad public. Sometimes described as a neo-expressionist, Max is actually considered one of the most productive and commercially successful pop artists to date. Throughout his career, he collaborated with numerous companies, events and organizations, designing lines for General Electric, and serving as the official artist of the Grammy Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, but also for five Super Bowls, the World Cup, the World Series, and the US Open among others. He is also the author of one of the better known US postage stamps and he had the opportunity to place his artwork on a Continental Airlines Boeing 777. Six American presidents have been among commissioners of Peter Max’s art, while his works were exhibited in over 100 museums and galleries across the planet.
Synesthetic Art of Peter Max is eclectic and figurative, always clad in a kaleidoscopic palette. From his memorable Lady Liberty series, over the famous people and imagery inspired by music, to the more recent Obama series and the Masters Series in which he reinterpreted some of the most famous works from art history, we can follow Max’s oeuvre that has given him the status of a true American cultural icon.
Born in 1937 in Berlin as Peter Max Finkelstein, the artist had an exciting and nomadic upbringing in China, Israel, and France, following the final settlement of his family in the United States. Today, Peter Max lives and works in New York City, NY.