In what has become a beloved Stone Harbor tradition, the one-and-only Peter Max returns to Ocean Galleries over the Fourth of July weekend, with his newest artwork and a collection of his most-revered imagery spanning nearly five decades. “Peter Max Celebrates America the Beautiful” will be at the Stone Harbor location of Ocean Galleries beginning Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4, 2016, with all artwork available for acquisition.
One of the most famous of all living artists, Peter Max has solidified his status as a pop culture icon – his bold colors, uplifting images, and uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and inspired many generations.
Last year, Peter Max turned the talented coaches of ‘The Voice,’ into a work of art for NBC’s print, digital and outdoor campaign celebrating Season 9 of the hit show. Peter painted portraits of coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Pharrell Williams in his signature, bold and colorful, expressionistic style. Earlier in 2015, Max was commissioned to create the program cover art and poster art for the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio.
Throughout his career, Max has painted colorful, commissioned portraits for six U.S. Presidents, world leaders, the Pope, the Dalai Lama, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Taylor Swift, and many other celebrities and rock and jazz musicians. The Fourth of July holiday is particularly special for Max, who has painted our Lady Liberty annually since America’s Bicentennial.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet Peter Max when he signs purchased artwork from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, July 2 and from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 3.