Will change ownership with Park West Gallery IF REQUESTED. We are willing to drive a couple hours to meet. We are empty-nesters that are downsizing and have several pieces of art to sell. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions. There were too many stories to share in one blog, so Ill reveal to you my favorite the backstory behind Peter Max iconic Umbrella Man series.
According to the young gentleman staffer, Peter Max himself revealed that his iconic paintings of the Umbrella Man series were inspired by a photo of two men walking away from the camera with one man, the famous cellist Pablo Casals, holding the umbrella for his friend Pablo Picasso. So, not only was Casals friends with PicassoCasals became Peter Maxs Umbrella Man!Peter Max has evolved from a visionary Pop artist of the 1960s to a master of Neo-Expressionism. His vibrant and colorful works have become a lasting part of contemporary American culture and is synonymous with the spirit of the 60s and 70s.
During his long career, the artist has painted for six U. Presidents, was the official artist for the 2006 Winter Olympics U. Team, and has created art for Woodstock, World Cups, U. Maxs signature style is characterized by uplifting cosmic and patriotic themes carefully painted with brilliant hues and loose brushstrokes.
Max adapted his techniques from graphic works to painting, with his palette becoming softer and more diverse and his strokes broader and more textured. Maxs artistic talents span multiple mediums, including painting, drawing, etching, lithography, serigraphy, collage, and sculpture. As his artwork evolved, Max developed other imagery like the Dega Man, Zero Megalopolis, and The Umbrella Man.Other iconic imagery appearing throughout Maxs oeuvre includes his profiles of women, such as Blushing Beauty. These portraits are inspired by the women in his life. American icons, especially the Statue of Liberty, appear over and over in his works. Peter Max has been featured in more than 46 museums and 50 galleries worldwide. Max was featured on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1968 and on the cover of LIFE Magazine in 1969.
He has completed paintings and projects of President Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Obama. Peter Max designed four posters for the Grammy Awards, was one of the artists chosen to redesign NBCs peacock logo between 1993 and 2002, was appointed as the official artist for five Super Bowls, the World Cup USA in 1994, the NHL all-star game in 1996.Max created the official artwork for the U. In 2017, Max was again asked to create the official U. Open artwork to celebrate its 20th anniversary at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City. Max was commissioned by the U. Post Office to make the first ever environmental 10-cent stamp, commemorating the 1974 Worlds Fair in Spokane, Washington. In 1981, Max was invited by then-First Lady Nancy Reagan to paint portraits of the Statue of Liberty at the White House. Thanks to this project, Max was able to work with Lee Iacocca of Chrysler to initiate a project that would save the deteriorating Statue of Liberty. Due to Maxs involvement, the restoration project raised enough funds to restore the worn landmark and reopen it to the public in July 1986.
In May 1991, a Peter Max retrospective featuring more than 300 works of art opened at the Hermitage Museum in St. Almost 15,000 people were in attendance, highlighting his international stature as an artist.In 1993, Max created a painting for the White House to commemorate the historic signing of the Israeli-Palestine peace accords. Peter Max designed the stage for the 1999 Woodstock Festival, celebrating the music festivals 30-year anniversary. In 2000, Max was commissioned to paint a Continental Airlines Boeing 777 super jet.
Max has been the subject of numerous books throughout his career. Max published Peter Max Paints America in 1976, which was presented by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden to President Gerald Ford and incoming president Jimmy Carter at the White House. Published The Art of Peter Max, written by Charles Riley III, Ph. In 2013, Max published The Universe of Peter Max, a biographical book featuring a foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.In 2006, Max was selected to be the official artist for the U. Olympic Team at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. In 2015, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame commissioned Peter Max to create posters and program cover art for its 30th annual induction ceremony.
Max was vetted by NBC to create portraits of the four coaches of The Voice (Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani adn Pharrell Williams), Americas highly-viewed singing competition, which have been featured in print, transit ads, billboards, and on social media. In 2016, the Tampa Museum of Art held an exhibition, Peter Max: 50 Years of Cosmic Dreaming, featuring 90 works by Max that span five decades. The item "UMBRELLA MAN ON BLENDS 2005, Peter Max Original Mixed Media FRAMED & SIGNED" is in sale since Tuesday, July 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "flippinfrogs" and is located in Yulee, Florida.
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