Iconic American Artist Peter Max to Exhibit in Richmond



Image:  Renoir    Master Series              Peter Max



 In Honor of the Frank Sinatra 100th Centennial Celebration


                                                                                                                          Peter Max captures Frank Sinatra.









                                                                                                               Journey through the career of a Pop Culture Icon:

                                                                                                                 Peter Max to Exhibit in Richmond


An artistic diversity that has defined American Art: Captured by the Artist who began a new visual Culture


Richmond, Virginia – (July 2015) – A newly-curated collection by artist legend, Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a presentation at Chasen Galleries in Richmond.  www.chasengalleries.com


Peter Max will make two very special appearances at the gallery and all appearances are complimentary and open to the public with RSVP’s required.


Previews begin Friday, October 2nd with a Preview Party from 5-8pm, and two scheduled Meet the Artist receptions on Saturday, October 10th 2015 from 6-9 pm and Sunday, October 11th, 2015 from 1-4 pm.  All artworks are on exhibition and available for acquisition.



Peter Max   CBS This Morning 1/2/2015   http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/artist-peter-maxs-colorful-creations-span-50-years/


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 exquisite Masters series.  This new exhibition speaks to the evolution and maturation of America’s most popular living Artist.


The Artist in his NYC Studio    2015


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 the Grammy’s, 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.




Peter Max was commissioned to create the program and cover and poster for this weekend’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony:




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 Designed Continental Boeing 707


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 Retrospective Collection and the Masters Series will be available for acquisition in the Richmond presentation.



Live B-Roll Link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pz9gmhm618bzhdw/lr4PNU4EEo





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.




Image:  Umbrella Man   Peter Max



                                         IMAGE: LIBERTY         PETER MAX                                          

For more information about Peter Max, America’s most well-known and most collected artist, go to www.petermax.com.



IMAGE:  LOVE   Peter Max




RSVP required 804.204.1048 or art@chasengalleries.com


For more information, visit www.chasengalleries.com




Where:         Chasen Galleries

3554 West Cary Street

Richmond, Virginia  23221


When:          Receptions with Peter Max


                     Saturday, October 10th   2015              6-9 pm

                     Sunday,   October 11th,  2015              1-4 pm



Uncrating & Preview Party:  Friday, October 2nd   2015

Previews Begin:    Saturday, October 3rd. 2015


Please call for details:

804.204.1048 or art@chasengalleries.com






Image:  Degas                          Masters Series                  Peter Max


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                                                                                                              COMPLIMENTARY TO THE  PUBLIC


All artwork is on exhibition and available for acquisition.