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Peter Max (American, b. 1937), The Wailing Wall, 1989, oil on canvas, signed

Peter Max (American, b. 1937), The Wailing Wall, 1989, oil on canvas, signed

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Oil on canvas, signed lower right 'MAX'


Appears fine. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions.


Height 16 in. x Width 20 in.

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.

Peter Max paints The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem depicting three figures under a blue sky with clouds, both dark and light.

The use of strong color for the giant stone surface that is the center of almost constant prayer and perspective with the three figures allows the viewer to engage in the dramatic yet intimate scene.


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Peter Max (American, b. 1937), The Wailing Wall, 1989, oil on canvas, signed

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