Nassau County Museum of Art (Roslyn, New York)
October 25, 2013 – February 23, 2014
This exhibition takes the first in-depth look at the original drawings of Pop artist Peter Max, juxtaposing portfolios of his mostly black-and-white drawings on paper against many of the larger and more color-saturated works that they inspired in a variety of media.
Covering a range of Peter Max’s subjects – portraits of friends and political figures, ocean sunsets and undulating landscapes, characters from Disney and The Wizard of Oz, planetary and celestial bodies in space, angels and demons, flowers and hearts, as well as Mona Lisa’s and Statues of Liberty to name only a few – these never-before-seen drawings, applied to almost any object or surface, result in one of the most recognizable and commercially successful artistic practices of our times.
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