Peter Max – A Retrospective is coming to Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota, Florida – (January, 2015) – A never-before-seen collection by artist legend, Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at a presentation at State of the Arts Gallery in Sarasota.




Peter Max will make two very special appearances at the gallery, and all appearances are complimentary and open to the public. Previews begin Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 with two scheduled Meet the Artist receptions on Friday, January 23rd from 7-9pm and Saturday, January 24th 2015 from 12-3pm.


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 presentation will also showcase the “Love” suites, a tribute to the Artists’ images of Love and Romance in honor of Valentine’s Day.


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 Sarasota presentation.


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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.


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Artwork is on exhibition and available for acquisition and all appearances are open to the public. Previews begin Wednesday January 21st with two with two scheduled Meet the Artist receptions on Friday, January 23rd from 7-9pm and Saturday, January 24th 2015 from 12-3pm.





State of the Arts Gallery
1549 State Street
Sarasota, FL 34236


Receptions with Peter Max

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Saturday, January 24th 2015 12:00 Noon – 3:00 pm


Art is on Exhibition & Available for Acquisition during Gallery Hours: 10 am – 6 pm January 21st through January 24th, 2015


RSVPs are required: or 844-810-9100




Exhibit previews begin January 21st 2015 and exhibition extends through January 24th 2015


All artwork is on exhibition and available for acquisition.