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Peter Max (American, b. 1937), "Gramophone XV", acrylic on canvas board, signed

Peter Max (American, b. 1937), "Gramophone XV", acrylic on canvas board, signed

Item Description:

Signed "Max" lower right, inscribed on the reverse, probably executed circa 1991, matted and framed with Plexigals facing


Appears fine. Light scratches to the plexiglas facing. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions. Not examined out of the frame. Lofty does not guarantee the condition or authenticity of frames.


Private collection, San Fransisco, California


Height 12 in. x Width 9 in. (sight)
Height 28 in. x Width 24 in. (frame)

About The Artist:

Born in Berlin in 1937 to internationally transient parents, Peter Max spent his first ten years in Shanghai, China. In 1953, Max’s parents decided to make a permanent home in New York City. Young Max was influenced by Pop culture, notably American comic books including Flash Gordon and Captain Marvel, jazz, radio broadcasts, and movies. After completing high school, Max studied painting at the Art Students League, where he focused on commercial illustration and the graphic arts. In the 1960s, Max developed his "cosmic" 60s illustration style, characterized by distinctive line work and bold color combinations, and inspired by “new-age” meditative and spiritual teachings. Max became famous for this style; an eight-page cover story in Life Magazine confirmed that he had captured the imagination of a generation. Max devoted himself to canvas painting in the 1970s. He has been designated the Official Artist for the Grammys, the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the Woodstock Music Festival.


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