Artist: Peter Max
Medium: Original on Canvas
Size: 36 x 36
Framed: 45 x 45
Peter Max Studio Numbers: 39071
This is an authentic original acrylic painting on canvas by Peter Max. As you can see from the photos the acrylic paint is incredibly thick and bright. We have had the opportunity to own a handful over the years and have bid on dozens more. Never have we seen one this bright with brush strokes this thick. Gallery Retail for this particular piece is nearly $45,000. Today this painting can be purchased with the best offer option. The first to meet our bottom line will own this beautiful Peter Max original. This piece has all Peter Max serial numbers in place and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
One of the most productive Pop Artists of our time, Peter Max has gained his popularity by painting captivating versions of different American icons. One of his most celebrated series is Lady Liberty, in which he presented the world-renowned statue in as an impersonation of the effervescent, but stoic American spirit. Whether representing it as an imposing statue or as a blown-up portrait, Max always instills a dose of both patriotism and universal spirit into the work. His Lady Liberty series on paper and in mixed media are highly sought after among collectors of American art, while paintings on canvas representing this theme are the rarest and the most coveted pieces from this body of work.
Delta Statue of Liberty we present is an extremely rare painting from the famed series executed in acrylic paint on canvas. An authentic piece, it is completely unique in rendering of the palette, but also the figure. Lady Liberty’s uncompromising gaze is described in a sequence of bold, dark strokes, emphasized with nuances of blue, yellow and green. The background is bathed in fiery tones of red, fuschia and sun yellow, while only a thin portion of the blue sky is visible behind. Every stroke of the artist’s brush infuses this seemingly static painting with energy, providing it an unexpected dynamics. The thick impasto dominates the work contrasting the few deliberately washed portions, as it builds the atmosphere around the Statue’s face. The central area is left without color, piercing into the observer’s eyes, while the work positions Max not only as a supreme portraitist of icons, but as a masterful painter as well.
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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.