Peter Max… Art Work

Hello everyone!!!! Tomorrow I’ll be officially back posting again. I wanted to share this before that and see what you guys think of it. To have an actual piece of artwork by Peter Max is something I still can’t believe.

I was shocked when I received this painting.

A friend of the family told me not long ago that she wanted to give me a Peter Max painting. I thought she meant a copy of course and I said I would be happy to take it. Peter Max is one of my favorite artists…and one of the best pop art artists in the world.

Well, she took it out of her car and I got a big surprise. It’s an original piece of artwork that she bought from Peter Max himself a long time ago in Texas where he had a booth setup. She knows I like pop art from the 60s and 70s and this is right up my alley.

Plus by the way, he signed it “Max” It fits me perfectly. I could NOT get a good picture of it because of the glare on the glass. I am not brave enough to take it out of the picture frame at this point.

If you don’t know who Peter Max is…look him up and his artwork. I like a lot of his paintings more than Warhol. I hope one day to get a better picture of it.

Anyway…Thank you Kelly!!!!

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Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

57 thoughts on “Peter Max… Art Work”

  1. Sometimes life can give us nice surprises, and when someone gets you the perfect gift the surprise is all the better.
    Looking forward to a revived and refreshed Max. Hey, those Star Trek episodes are ready and waiting and on stand-by to be seen with some extra insight ya know!

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    1. I sure feel better obbverse. That is something that was needed…and it’s good to miss something like I did blogging…it did refresh me.
      And yea…it was the perfect gift.

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      1. Haha. Mine is about the size of a coaster and I bought it at a garage sale, so there was never any doubt. My mom used to wear the Peter Max wrangler clothes line. I think she still has the jeans tucked away somewhere. They were very cool. But that was back in the hippie days.

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      2. I have a 1969 7up clock that was modeled off of his art. That is what got me into him…I didn’t know about the clothing line. That is really cool!

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    1. I know man…I was shocked… he was huge in the sixties and seventies. 7up copied his artwork and did their advertistments based on his stuff.

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  2. Welcome back to the blogverse Max! Love your Peter Max, what an amazing gift! Back in the day my room was covered with his posters and bits I could find in magazines. To keep my rock education going while you were gone I found a show on Amazon called “Classic Albums.” Have you seen it? They cover all the technical and creative aspects of an album with band members interviews and sound board demos. Everything from Peter Gabriel to the Doors, Beach Boys, and Fleetwood Mac. Sometimes when I hear a song on the radio I don’t think about the work and gifted talent that goes into making that song. I also realized I am in the first generation to see rock stars get old! 🥲

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    1. Thank you! It’s great to be back because I’ve really missed this…but I did need that break. I’ve always been a fan of Max’s work. Love the work he did in the late sixties and early seventies.

      No I haven’t seen that!
      When I was a kid…I would have never dreamed some of these rock stars would tour in their 80s…they were calling the Stones old in 1981…when they were in their 30s and 40s…different world now.
      I’ll have to check that out.

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  3. Max, back a few years, a benefactor near here used to put on an annual show in his woodlands with themes where the creators used flowers to make them real. In 2009 they did one on famous artists — including Peter Max. Here’s a link to the website. I have a much better pic of it, and if you want to see it let me know and I’ll email it to you.
    https://sites.google.com/site/designsbyalicellc/naturescreativeedge/naturescreativeedge/2009-nce-photos

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  4. When Peter Max was popular back in the ’60’s, the Tribune used to put a reprint of one of his prints in the Comics section. I gathered a few of them. They’re long gone now, but I remmber they were rather spectacular. Interesting painting!

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  5. You sure know how to announce your return with authority! Wow, what a wonderful thing to have. I loved Peter Max back then. I never thought to look up his original artwork. I’m proud to know someone who owns one now.

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    1. I can’t believe I own it! I really can’t. I would have been happy with a copy…a poster…never did I think it was original. I can only imagine what she paid for it…it was in the 90s I think or a little after…she is a great lady that we go to Church with…I was floored!

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    1. Thanks man…I’m STILL shocked! Like I said…I would have been happy with a copy or a poster…but an original? My wife kept telling me it was an original and I said no way would she let that go…but she did.

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