366: Peter Max Original Acrylic Mixed Media on Paper
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Peter Max! "Heart" Custom Framed ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA, Hand Signed with Certificate of Authenticity! List $7,750 DON'T WAIT! OWN THIS DAZZLING MIXED MEDIA PIECE FROM WORLD-RENOWNED ARTIST PETER MAX! Creating exceptional work spanning over five decades, the pop art legend has mastered the craft of design and color in his ever evolving brand of avant-garde paintings. "Heart" is an original acrylic mixed media on paper hand signed by Peter Max! This piece has a brand new custom archival frame and is ready to hang. The art is hinged to acid-free foam core using 100% acid-free ATG tape, with a 2-ply rag between the art and the mat board. Includes Certificate of Authenticity! Measures approx. 20" x 23" (with frame), 8.5" x 11" (image). European born, Peter was raised in Shanghai, China, where he spent his first ten years. He lived in a pagoda-style house situated amidst a Buddhist monastery, a Sikh temple and a Viennese cafe. And yet, with all that richness and diversity of culture, he still had a dream of an adventure yet to come in a far-off land called America. From American comic books, radio broadcasts and cinema shows, young Peter formed an impression of the land of Captain Marvel, Flash Gordon, swing jazz, swashbucklers, freedom and creativity.In 1953, Peter's family emigrated to America after a six-month visit to Paris. Though it was a relatively short stay, Peter enrolled in an art school and absorbed the culture and art heritage of Paris. At the age of sixteen, Peter realized his childhood vision and arrived in America. After completing high school, he continued his art studies at The Art Student's League, a renowned, traditional academy across from Carnegie Hall in Manhattan. Here, Peter learned the rigid disciplines of realism and developed into a realist painter. As a painter for four former U.S. Presidents (Carter, Ford, Bush and Reagan) in 1993, Max was approached by the inaugural committee to create posters for Bill Clinton's inauguration. He was later invited to the White House to paint the signing of the Peace Accord. Always an optimist, Max sees a fabulous new age for the new millennium, filled with enormous possibilities. He also sees a need for a greater responsibility to our planet, and he is ever ready to serve as the "Global Artist."
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