|Description: We offer an enhanced serigraph by Peter Max of an angelic figure. The composition is 7 ½” x 6” and it is signed along the lower margin in paint “MAX”. It is one of 150 proofs of this image that were individually hand painted. The piece is housed in a large black lacquer frame with the outside dimensions: 22” x 20”. Item #PR00369.
Peter Max (1937) was born in Belgium the son of Sala and Jacob. The family fled Germany in 1938, first settling in Shanghai, then Haifa, Israel and finally Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. In 1956 Max studied at the Arts Students League and by the early 1960’s had set up a studio with his friend Tom Daly. The Daly Max Studio became well known for their commercial output particularly in book and advertising illustration. Indeed Max’s maximalist, psychedelic style would remain a major influence on American design for at least the next two decades. Since the 1980’s Max has created portraits of multiple presidents, two large murals at the border crossings into the US from Mexico and Canada, and shown his work in countless museum and gallery exhibitions. He lives in Manhattan.
Condition: Two paint drips in "blank" painted margin which seem to be from the embellishment of the serigraph, otherwise very good condition (not examined out of the original framing).