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Peter Max Abstract Portrait Etching, Circa 1990

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Peter Max (German-American, born 1937)
Untitled (abstract portrait), circa 1990
Etching on paper
Signed to the lower center
Numbered 51/99

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.

  • Item not examined outside of mounting


- abrasions and scratches to the frame; curling and buckling of the sheet; deckle edges.


19.0" W x 21.0" H x 0.75" D

- measures the frame; sheet measures 6" W x 7.5" H; plate measures 1.5" W x 1.5" H.

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