As instantly recognisable as Peter Max's artwork is, his life story is not as well known. (While Max published Peter Max Paints America, in 1976, that book featured little text.) Here, for the first time, Peter Max details the large and small brush strokes of his life's journey-in his own words. In fifty intimate essays, Max muses on a variety of thematic subjects, all the while telling his life story-from his birth in Berlin to a childhood spent in Shanghai to his odyssey to New York City, and his subsequent ascension into the celebrity-filled artworld of the 1960s and beyond. In each essay, Max relates intimate details of his life as they relate to the nature of creativity, and reveals how he has been able to see art in the everyday and how you can, too. Vibrant artwork-some of which have never been seen before-accompanies the essays, providing an illuminating, colorful look into the inspired life and times of Peter Max. Considered by many to be the world's most iconic pop artist, Max's signature "Cosmic 1960s"-style artwork defined a generation. With its distinctive line work and outrageous color combinations, Max's art epitomised the energy and optimism of the American spirit, and has been featured the world over. Besides painting the colossal mural for the 1969 Woodstock festival, he has also painted Lady Liberty on the White House lawn, served as the official artist for the Grammys, the United Nations Earth Summit, and five Superbowls, and had his paintings grace the covers of People, U.S. News & World Report, Life, and Manhattan's Yellow Pages-twice. Throughout the years, Max's artwork has continued to evolve. Today, his prismatic, bold images are more free-flowing in form, though they are still electric in colour. This euphoric book captures the wild energy that is Peter Max, in all its verve. The stories are uplifting and engaging, the art is out-of-this-world, and the book promises to be the definitive word from the artist himself on how to truly lead an inspired life.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 2013
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 21.6 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.646