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Peter Max (b. 1937, German/American) "Umbrella Man" (circa 1982) Limited Edition Color Lithograph, signed and dated 1983 by the artist and inscribed AP (artist's proof) in pencil, with Peter Max Atelier blind stamp/seal is in the lower left. The image size is 20 x 29 inches, and with mat, frame and glass, it measures. 28.25 x 37.25 inches. Condition: Colors attenuated with some fading; not examined out of the frame, sold as is; otherwise in apparently good condition. Umbrella Man is one of Peter Max's iconic images and has been seen in many versions, variations and colors. The idea for the image came when Peter Max witnessed Pablo Picasso and a companions leaving an establishment on a cold and rainy night in New York. Picasso was simply walking way, with his coat collar up and head scrunched down. It was the companion who caught Max's attention as being a man of action, carrying the umbrella, protecting and shielding the great master artist, Picasso, from the rain. That moment was the inspiration for many versions of Umbrella Man over many years.

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