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$700

Acrylic on paper. Measures approximately 25-1/2" x 23-1/2" with frame and has a sight image of approximately 10" x 8".The visual voice of a generation, Peter Max continues to create exceptional pieces which simultaneously pay homage to the past while shedding light on future incarnations of popular art. "Sailboat with Heart" is a one-of-a-kind acrylic mixed media on paper, hand signed by Max. Born in Berlin, Germany in 1937, Peter Max was raised in Shanghai, China, where he spent the first ten years of his life. He lived in a pagoda-style house situated near a Buddhist monastery, a Sikh temple, and a Viennese cafe. With all that richness and diversity of culture, he still had a dream of an adventure yet to come in a far-off land called America. From American comic books, radio broadcasts, and cinema shows, young Peter formed an impression of the land of Captain Marvel, Flash Gordon, swing jazz, swashbucklers, freedom, and creativity. In 1953, Peter's family emigrated to America after a six-month visit to Paris. During this relatively short stay, Peter enrolled in an art school and began to absorb the culture and artistic heritage of Paris. At the age of sixteen, he realized his childhood fantasy and arrived in America. After completing high school, Max continued his art studies at The Art Student's League, a renowned traditional academy across from Carnegie Hall in Manhattan. Here, he learned the rigid disciplines of realism and developed into a Realist painter. As a Read more…


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Bremoauctions

Date:
2015-04-18

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