MetroFocus: Pop Artist Peter Max’s Inspiration (Video)

Image courtesy of Peter Max Studio/MetroFocus

Image courtesy of Peter Max Studio/MetroFocus

Peter Max sat down with Steve Adubato, host of MetroFocus, to discuss his career and the motivation behind his iconic paintings

One of Max’s most famous series of paintings, six versions of the Statue of Liberty, has a special story behind it.

Max told Adubato that early in his career, he met Ronald Reagan on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Reagan had already owned 35 of his works and exchanged phone numbers with the artist.

Years later, when Mr. Reagan became president, Mrs. Reagan invited Max to the White House on July 4, 1981. It was there that Max created the series of paintings–and had a surprise visit from the president.

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Park West Gallery has enjoyed a relationship with Peter Max since the 1970s, and is the artist’s largest and longest-running dealer in the world. Peter Max fine art is available at Park West Gallery cruise art auctions throughout the world or may be purchased through our gallery in Southfield, Michigan. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery.com.

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