PETER MAX - COLLECTION 12/13/1988 - HFSID 350547
Sale Price $1,572.50
Collection of two Peter Max signed and inscribed drawings.
Consists of 1.) Card signed “Peter Max 1988” Max has inscribed the card to “Todd” and has drawn a border around an image of one of his works as well as a halo over an image of himself. 9½ x 7¾. Fine condition. 2.) Card signed and inscribed “12.13.88 / Peter Max / Cuban Cigar / (T. A) Todd with Monte Cristo / Todd…You know I only Do A few works from Real Life / Peter Max”. Card includes original Peter Max drawing of man smoking a cigar. 5¾ x 4¼. Fine condition. Framed to an overall size of 24¾ x 22¼.
Peter Max, born in Berlin in 1937, spent most of his first ten years in Shanghai, and then traveled the world with his parents before immigrating to the US in 1953. Already an award-winning graphic artist and designer, Max burst on the cultural scene in the 1960s, first with his "psychedelic art" and then with a new concept, "cosmic art." Max, who works in many mediums, has been the official artist for the Grammy Awards, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the Woodstock Music Festival and 5 Super Bowls. He has decorated a Boeing 747, a Dale Earnhardt racecar, and 265 murals on the US border. He has designed popular US and UN stamps, painted five US Presidents, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the Dalai Lama. He painted individual portraits of 356 firefighters who lost their lives heroically on 9/11, presenting these portraits to the families, and then at President Bush's request designed 356 more for the firefighters' memorial.
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