After Peter Max (American, born 1937)
Cosmic Trapeze and Floating from The Experience of Energy: Series, 1982
Four lithographs on paper
Signed in plate to the upper right
Poster for the 1982 World’s Fair, Knoxville, Tennessee
© Peter Max 1982
Max received his formal art education in the 1950s at the Art Students League of New York in Manhattan, where he studied 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. American icons such as Bill Clinton, Taylor Swift, and Mohammed Ali appear in his works, along with other elements such as the Statue of Liberty, peace signs, butterflies, and flying saucers.
- warping and creasing to prints; wear to edges; marks and dust to paper; items will be shipped rolled up.