IN-GALLERY ARTIST APPEARANCES BY MAX
SATURDAY, JUNE 10th (6:00-8:00PM)
SUNDAY, JUNE 11TH (2:00-4:00PM)
FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND (6:00-8:00PM)
PREVIEWS BEGINNING SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd, 2017
COMPLIMENTARY TO THE PUBLIC - RSVP’S REQUIRED
414.962.6302 or DIRECTOR@GALLERY-505.COM
PETER MAX – THE COLLECTED WORKS 1960-2017
Statue of Liberty by Peter Max
Milwaukee – (April 2017) – PETER MAX – THE COLLECTED WORKS 1960-2017, a newly-curated collection from Pop artist legend Peter Max, will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at Milwaukee’s Gallery 505 beginning Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 for previews only. A special uncrating event: Friday, June 2nd from 6:00-8:00pm CST. Max will make in-gallery appearances on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 (6:00-8:00pm CST) and Sunday, June 11th (1:00-4:00pm CST).
The exhibit features Max’s iconic and most infamous pieces, among them “Statue of Liberty,” Max’s famous “Flag” pieces, “Umbrella Man” and the prestigious “Cosmic Runner.”
Revered for his celebrity commissions and portraits, Max’s celebrity portraiture will also be included in the Milwaukee exhibit. Commissions of portraits are available to all patrons and guests at the gallery.
Image: Peter Max in his NYC Studio
Considered to be one of the most significant artists in today’s pop culture landscape, Max has been commissioned to create a portrait of the honoree for the Grammy Awards MusiCares dinner. He has painted music legends including Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney, to name a few. Peter was the official artist for the Grammy Awards five times creating the poster and program cover.
This year, Tom Petty was honored as the 2017 MusiCares® Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.
Tom Petty by Peter Max (February 2017)
Live B-Roll Link HERE.
Last year Max honored superstar Lionel Richie at the Grammy MusiCares Foundation dinner which serves to helps musicians in need. Recently, while flipping through the catalog Richie noticed a portrait of himself that was auctioned that evening. When Richie saw the painting was by Max, he immediately called the artist and asked to visit his studio in New York City. Once there, he and Max, a huge fan of Richie, traded hugs and Richie told Max he had missed the opportunity of meeting Andy Warhol as he was still living in Tuskegee, AL and was thrilled to meet Peter Max.
Image (Above): Artist Peter Max hosts Lionel Ritchie in his New York City studio on 1/20/2017 with the portrait he painted honoring Mr. Ritchie as MusiCares 2016 Person of the Year.
Max has assembled a collection of his greatest and most-revered imagery spanning four decades, from his iconic Pop Art designs commemorating Woodstock to the 2013 unveiling of Max’s design for the cruise ship Breakaway and the exquisite Masters series. His latest exhibition speaks to the evolution and maturation of America’s most popular living artist.
This carefully curated collection is a museum-like retrospective of Max’s works. Max has painted for the past seven U.S. Presidents and his art is on display in museums, presidential libraries and in U.S. Embassies across the globe. He has been the Official artist of the Grammy’s, five NFL Super Bowls, the 2006 Olympics, the World Cup USA, The World Series, The U.S. Open, The Indy 500, The NYC Marathon and The Kentucky Derby.
Max has been successively referred to as a “Pop Icon,” “Neo-Fauvist,” “Abstract Expressionist” and the United States "Painter Laureate."
Better World By Peter Max
In 2015, Max was commissioned by NBC to create portraits of The Voice coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharell Williams in celebration of the show’s ninth season premiere.
The Voice Season 9 Premiere by Peter Max
Max also previously painted portraits of global Pop superstar Taylor Swift in anticipation of her 2008 album “Fearless” and 2010 album “Speak Now.”
Max made his footprint as an unstoppable force in the art world beginning at the prestigious Art Students League of New York, alongside such artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Jackson Pollack, Cy Twombly and Norman Rockwell. The League was a formative influence on these artists’ innovative artwork, and has led each one to greatness and an important legacy in history.
Max’s Art Students League scholarly influence inspired all of his extraordinary artwork, and of late, his new Masters series; his interpretive works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir, and Edgar Degas, conceived in Max’s signature style and colors. These works speak to both a maturation of the artist’s illustrious career, as well as to his formidable training at the 130-year-old Art Students League.
America’s most popular living Artist celebrates our world, our country and brings a message of unity, love and hope to all.
“Max has redefined the role of an artist in contemporary pop culture.” ~ Hype Magazine
COMPLIMENTARY TO THE PUBLIC - RSVP’S REQUIRED
414.962.6302 or email@example.com
517 East Silver Springs Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53217
UNCRATING EVENT FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND 2017
IN-GALLERY APPEARANCES FROM PETER MAX ON
SATURDAY, JUNE 10TH (6:00-8:00PM CST)
SUNDAY, JUNE 11TH (2:00-4:00PM CST)
A full biography, b-roll, video clips and 300 dpi photography are available upon request @firstname.lastname@example.org
© Peter Max 2017 must appear next to each image in all print and digital/online displays. All photos courtesy of the artist.
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