Monday, August 18, 2014
PETER MAX - A RETROSPECTIVE - 1960-2014 (Northbrook,IL)
PETER MAX - A RETROSPECTIVE - 1960-2014
AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS FROM AMERICA’S ICONIC ARTIST
A Journey through the career of a Pop Culture Icon!
Peter Max to Exhibit in Northbrook Illinois
An artistic diversity that has defined American Art: Captured by the Artist who began a new visual Culture
Image: Chicago Skyline
The Artist has assembled a collection of his greatest and most-revered imagery spanning four decades: from his iconic Pop Art designs commemorating Woodstock to the 2013 unveiling of Max’s design for the cruise ship Breakaway and the new exquisite Marilyn series. This new exhibition speaks to the evolution and maturation of America’s most popular living Artist.
This carefully curated collection is a museum-like retrospective of Max’s works: Peter Max has painted for five U.S. Presidents and his art is on display in Museums, Presidential Libraries and in U.S. Embassies across the globe. He has been the Official Artist of five NFL Super Bowls, the 2006 Olympics, the World Cup USA, The World Series, The U.S. Open, The Indy 500, The NYC Marathon and The Kentucky Derby.
This new Retrospective is a journey through his extraordinary and distinguished career, so well captured by the quote below:
Just as Toulouse-Lautrec captured the imagination of late 19-century Paris with his posters, Max led the international youth movement of the Sixties into a new visual culture." ~ Charles Riley III
Peter Max emerged as a powerful force in the Art World from the prestigious Art Students League, alongside such artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Jackson Pollack, Cy Twombly and Norman Rockwell. The League was a formative influence on these artists’ innovative artwork, and has led each and every one to greatness and an important legacy in history.
Max’s Art Students League scholarly influence inspired all of his extraordinary artwork, and of late, his new Masters series; his interpretive works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir, and Edgar Degas, conceived in Max’s signature style and colors. These works speak to both a maturation of the artist’s illustrious career, as well as to his formidable training at the 130 year old Art Students League of New York.
Important pieces of the Masters Series will be available for acquisition in the Northbrook presentation.
With paintings on exhibition in hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide, Peter Max and his vibrant colors have become part of the fabric of contemporary culture. Max has been successively called a Pop Icon, Neo Fauvist, Abstract Expressionist and the United States "Painter Laureate." The artist has had the distinct honor of painting the last seven Presidents of the United States and the world's best loved celebrities, among them the young sensation Taylor Swift. This exhibit features his iconic and best-known pieces as well, among them “Statue of Liberty”, Max’s famous “Flag” pieces, “Umbrella Man” and the prestigious “Cosmic Runner”. There will also be presentations of his celebrity portraiture, as Peter Max is revered for his celebrity commissions and portraits.
Road Show Company at Northbrook Court
1202 Northbrook Court (next to Louis Vuitton
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Receptions with Peter Max
Saturday, September 6th 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 7th 1:00 – 4: 00 pm
RSVPs are required: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866.900.6699
Gallery opens for Previews on Friday, August 29th from 5-8 pm and is open daily from August 29th – September 7th from 10 am 8 pm weekdays and Saturday and 11 am -6 pm on Sundays