After Peter Max (German-American, born 1937)
Lady in Red, circa 1988
Offset lithograph with marker drawing on a postcard
Inscribed “Max” to right side
Image from the Ladies of the 80’s lithograph series
Published by Hanson Art Galleries
Max received his formal art education in the 1950s at the Art Students League of New York in Manhattan, where he studied anatomy, figure drawing and composition under the tutelage of Frank J. Reilly. Max began his career in illustration and graphic arts by creating collage-based works using elements taken from antique photographs. His interest in astronomy led to his self-described “Cosmic ’60s” period, where his art became a symbol of the counterculture with its flamboyant use of bright rainbow colors and psychedelic images.
- minor fraying to the edges of the postcard; some blotted ink accretion to the verso.