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Peter Max Art

Peter Max (Germany, United States, b. 1937)

Born Peter Max Finkelstein in Berlin in 1937, psychedelic Pop art icon Peter Max spent the first part of his childhood in Shanghai after his parents emigrated from Germany to flee the Nazis. While there, Max developed not only his passion for creating art, but also his deep interest in American pop culture — namely comic books, jazz and cinema. Max’s paintings, graphic design and illustrations, which were inspired by these interests, were also informed by his experience with synesthesia, a sensory condition that causes him to see music and hear color.

After relocating to Haifa, Israel, then Paris, where he spent a significant amount of time in sketching classes at the Louvre, a teenage Max and his family finally moved to the United States, settling in Brooklyn. Max enrolled in the Art Students League of New York in 1956, training under Frank J. Reilly, and then the School of Visual Arts. Throughout art school, Max focused on photorealism, but he found the style too restrictive. When he graduated and opened his graphic design studio with friends in 1962, he began experimenting with abstraction and color — just in time for the psychedelic era.

The technicolor works for which Max would become known are characterized by big and bold graphic qualities — not dissimilar to what you’d find in his beloved comic books. Some deeper themes emerged across his work too: Max spent a good portion of the 1960s and 1970s creating his signature cosmic style, inspired by his fascination with astronomy and Eastern philosophies.

For Max and his partners, the graphic design business was highly successful, with commissions rolling in from advertising agencies, magazines and even Hollywood in the form of movie posters. The artist was featured on the cover of Life in 1969, and by the 1970s, he was practically a household name. Max's body of work extended into product design, including a line of clocks for General Electric, while his domination of the commercial art scene continued for decades. He was commissioned to paint a postage stamp honoring the World’s Fair of 1974 (Expo ‘74); a Statue of Liberty series in which some proceeds went on to fund the statue’s restoration; posters and other advertising materials for major events like the Super Bowl, the U.S. Open and the Grammys; a Dale Earnhardt race car; and even the hull of the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship.

Commercial activities aside, Max has long been the subject of many museum exhibitions, from his first solo show in 1970, “The World of Peter Max,” at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco to 2016's “Peter Max: 50 Years of Cosmic Dreaming” at the Tampa Museum of Art in Florida. Today, his work belongs to the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other institutions.

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Statue of Liberty (Signed, Stamped & Numbered)
By Peter Max
Located in New Orleans, LA
A large, bright, powerful image of the statue of liberty by famous American artist Peter Max. You can read about this iconic series by visiting the website of Park West Gallery (we a...
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2010s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Archival Paper

Aztec Man
By Peter Max
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed lithograph on unbranded wove paper by German-American artist Peter Max (1937-) titled "Aztec Man", 1973. Hand pencil signed by Max lower right and numbered lower l...
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1970s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Untitled Original
By Peter Max
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Peter Max original acrylic on canvas from 1970.
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1970s Contemporary Peter Max Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

1979 Peter Max 'Cherry Creek Gallery' Multicolor France Lithograph
By Peter Max
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 28.5 x 22.75 inches ( 72.39 x 57.785 cm ) Image Size: 28.5 x 22.75 inches ( 72.39 x 57.785 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Ad...
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1970s Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Liberty 2000, Offset Lithograph -SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Sailboat Series II, Ltd Ed Litho (Mini 4.75" x 5.75"), Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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1990s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Without Borders, 2000 Offset Lithograph -SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

ZERO SPECTRUM
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 47.75 x 35.75 inches...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Acrylic, Offset

RED ANGEL WITH HEART III 2007 #118
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 47.75 x 35.75 inches...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Acrylic, Offset

BLUSHING BEAUTY 2008 #107
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 47.75 x 35.75 inches...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Acrylic, Offset

WITHOUT BORDERS II 2007 #442
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 47 x 35 inches. Artwork is in excellent co...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Acrylic, Offset

WALKING ON THE MOON #12
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 47 x 35 inches. Art...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Acrylic, Offset

Umbrella Man (Retro Suite II)
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Umbrella Man (Retro Suite II) Year: 1994 Edition: Artist proof Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Size: 11 x 10.5 inches Condition: Excellent Inscript...
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1990s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Screen

FLOWER BLOSSOM LADY (OVERPAINT)
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Mixed media with acrylic painting and color lithography on paper. Hand-signed in acrylic by the artist. A unique variation. Peter Max studio stamp on verso. Sheet size 11 x 8.5 in....
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

A Better World
By Peter Max
Located in New York, NY
Limited-edition of 495 numbered in colored pencil lower left Hand-signed "Max" in white crayon lower right corner Custom framed dimensions: 54" high x 46.5" wide
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1990s Contemporary Peter Max Art

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Archival Paper, Screen

Untitled
By Peter Max
Located in New York, NY
Rare vintage Signature Peter Max logo lower center Iroquois China Co. in Syracuse, NY Mint condition
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1960s Contemporary Peter Max Art

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Porcelain

"Untitled (Woman with Umbrella)" Peter Max Watercolor Seaside Painting
By Peter Max
Located in Danvers, MA
A colorful and spirited watercolor by German-American artist, Peter Max. This intimate summertime drawing depicts the back of a female figure dawning a sun hat and holding an umbrell...
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1990s Neo-Expressionist Peter Max Art

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Ink, Watercolor, Color Pencil

Flowering Angel, Limited Edition Silkscreen, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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1970s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Screen

Flowering Angel
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Flowering Angel Year: 1973 Edition: 100, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Size: 30 x 23 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed ...
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1970s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Screen

UMBRELLA MAN WITH HORIZON
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original mixed media and watercolor on paper. Hand signed on front by the artist. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offers wi...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor

Woodstock Profile, Limited Edition (Mini 4.875" x 4.5"), Peter Max SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

ANGEL (YELLOW WINGS)
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Canvas is stretched. Canvas size 16 x 20 inches. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity ...
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1990s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

UMBRELLA MAN
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Canvas size 30 x 24 in. Framed size approx 33.5 x 27.5 in. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certific...
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1980s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Heart Series I, Limited Edition Lithograph Mini 5" x 4" Peter Max SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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1990s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Friends / Century Ladies
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Friends / Century Ladies Year: 1991 Medium: Offset lithograph on premium paper Size: 24 x 36 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the ar...
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1990s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph, Offset

R.J. Grunts, Prince of Blue, Signed Original 1969 Vintage Litho Psychedelic
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: R.J. Grunts, Prince of Blue Year: 1969 Medium: Lithograph on premium paper Size: 36 x 24 inches Condition: Very good condition Inscription: Hand signe...
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1960s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Neo Man In Love Ver. II
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Neo Man In Love Ver. II Year: 2001 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on archival paper Size: 11 x 9 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Year 2250 II
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Year 2250 II Year: 2003 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on archival paper Size: 15.43 x 13.5 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Sig...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Vase of Flowers
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Vase of Flowers Year: 1979 Edition: 350, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Somerset paper Size: 30 x 22 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signe...
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1970s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

FLAG
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Peter Max Studio stamp on verso. Canvas size 20 x 24 in. Frame size approx 22.5 x 26.5 in. Artwork is in excell...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Liberty Head On Blends III, Orig Mixed Media Painting, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Original Mixed Media (Acrylic on Lithograph) Painting on archival paper, 2008. Paper Size: 12.75" x 10." Signed in Acrylic. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted. This is an o...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Acrylic, Lithograph

Peace on Earth, Limited Edition Lithograph, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Liberty Head V, Ltd Ed Lithograph (Mini 3.5" x 3"), Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Two Figures On Rainbow, Ltd Edition Lithograph, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Umbrella Man at Sunrise, Limited Edition Lithograph, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Flying Doves, Limited Edition Litho (Mini 4.875" x 4.5"), Peter Max SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Liberty 2000, Original 2000 Lithograph, Peter Max -SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Neo Man In Love Ver. II, Ltd Ed Lithograph, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Year 2250 II, Limited Edition Lithograph, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

1979 Peter Max 'Cherry Creek Gallery' Multicolor France Lithograph
By Peter Max
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 28.5 x 22.75 inches ( 72.39 x 57.785 cm ) Image Size: 28.5 x 22.75 inches ( 72.39 x 57.785 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Ad...
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1970s Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Flower Jumper
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Flower Jumper Year: 1978 Medium: Screenprint on Arches, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 134/200 Image Size: 23 x 31 inches Size: 27 in. x 33.5 in. (...
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1970s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Screen

Ship at Sea with Sunset
By Peter Max
Located in Missouri, MO
Peter Max "Ship at Sea with Sunset" 1989 Original Pastel/Watercolor/Pen & Ink Signed and Dated Lower Left Provenance and Certificate of Authenticity from San Francisco Art Exchange, ...
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1980s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Oil Pastel, Ink, Watercolor, Pen

LONDON ARTS GALLERY POSTER
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original poster. Unsigned. Poster is in excellent condition. All reasonable offers will be considered.
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1970s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Paper, Offset

Suzin
By Peter Max
Located in New York, NY
Hand-signed "Max" in color pencil lower right margin Artist Proof from limited-edition of 100 annotated "A/P" in color pencil lower left margin Published: "Peter Max Paints America",...
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1980s Contemporary Peter Max Art

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Archival Paper, Lithograph

W. C. Fields
By Peter Max
Located in New York, NY
Hand-signed "Max" in black marker lower right Hippie Head Shop Poster, "W.C. Fields Cameo, "Peter Max Poster Co. NYC, All Rights Reserved, Litho in USA" Overall near mint condition
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1960s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Archival Paper, Lithograph

Liberty 2000
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Liberty 2000 Year: 2000 Medium: Offset lithograph on premium paper Size: 24.5 x 24 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. Note...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Flying Doves
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Flying Doves Year: 2002 Edition: 500, plus proofs Medium: Lithograph on Lustro Saxony paper Size: 4.87 x 4.5 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

SAGE AT WINDOW Signed Lithograph, Robed Man, Beige Wall, Cattails, Floral Sofa
By Peter Max
Located in Union City, NJ
SAGE AT WINDOW is an original hand drawn lithograph by the renowned American Pop artist, Peter Max, printed in 1980 in an edition of 165, using traditional hand lithography technique...
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1980s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Prince Caspian from Narnia
By Peter Max
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed lithograph on Arches paper by German-American artist Peter Max (1937-) titled "Prince Caspian from Narnia", 1976. Hand pencil signed by Max lower right and numbere...
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1970s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

The Great Genie
By Peter Max
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed lithograph on American Atelier cover paper by German-American artist Peter Max (1937-) titled "The Great Genie", 1976. Hand pencil signed by Max lower right and nu...
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1970s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Pair of Etchings V. 3. IX and XII
By Peter Max
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic pair of Peter Max (American b. 1937) V. 3. IX and XII. In the manner of Picasso each color pencil signed lower center and titled lower left 63 of 99. Mounted in silver gilt...
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Late 20th Century Surrealist Peter Max Art

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Paper, Pencil, Color Pencil

Umbrella Man-Framed Acrylic on Canvas. Signed, with Appraisal Document.
By Peter Max
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Original Acrylic on Canvas, 1988. Measures 25.5 x 21.5 inches with Frame and Matting. Signed by Artist, comes with a fourteen-page appraisal form issued by Open Concepts, Inc. on Apr...
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1980s Peter Max Art

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Acrylic

Umbrella Man
By Peter Max
Located in Missouri, MO
Peter Max "Umbrella Man" Oil on Canvas Signed Upper Right "MAX" w/Copyright Stamp Verso: "(c) Peter Max 2018" Canvas Size: approx. 14 x 5 inches Framed Size: approx. 21 x 16 inches
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2010s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Canvas, Oil

Cosmic Umbrella Man, Ltd Ed Lithograph (Mini 3.5" x 3"), Peter Max, SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Cosmic Flyer in Space, Ltd Ed Litho (Mini 3.5" x 3"), Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Liberty & Justice for All, Limited Edition Lithograph, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

Two Cosmic Sages Ver II, Ltd Edition Lithograph, Peter Max - SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph

4 Liberty Heads
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: 4 Liberty Heads Year: 2005 Medium: Offset lithograph on premium paper Size: 15 x 19 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. Not...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Peter Max Art

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Lithograph, Offset

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