Peter Max and G.E.M. Team Up for a One-of-a-Kind Charity Art Auction

Close-up of original G.E.M. portrait by Peter Max, Park West Gallery

Close-up of an original portrait of pop singer G.E.M. by Peter Max

Right now, on the Asian seas, there’s a once-in-lifetime art auction taking place, and it’s all for the benefit of underprivileged children.

The ocean-spanning auction brings together two powerful forces in pop culture—Chinese pop star G.E.M. and Pop Art icon Peter Max—and their combined efforts will make a world of difference to thousands of Chinese youth.

The focus of the auction is a one-of-kind portrait of G.E.M., originally painted by Peter Max in 2016. Max is world famous for his eye-popping celebrity portraits for everyone from rock stars to U.S. Presidents.

Park West Gallery, the world’s largest privately owned art dealer, is hosting the auction of the unique G.E.M. portrait, and proceeds will go to the China Foundation of Culture and Arts for Children, an organization that promotes arts education for Chinese youth.


Peter Max's portrait of G.E.M. that will be auctioned off for charity aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas cruise ship. Park West Gallery, Peter Max cruise ship art

Peter Max’s portrait of G.E.M. that will be auctioned off for charity aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas cruise ship.

But this charity auction is like no other auction you’ve ever attended.

Take a look at the scope of this incredible auction:

There are five major cruise ships currently sailing in Asia that are participating in this event—the Norwegian Joy, the Majestic Princess, the Sapphire Princess, the Mariner of the Seas, and the Genting Dream.

Until February 14, anyone on those five ships can make a bid for Max’s amazing portrait of G.E.M.

On the evening of the 14th, each ship will submit the highest bid they collect. The highest bid submitted will then become the starting bid for the thrilling final live auction, which will take place on February 15 aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas.

The exciting scope of this singular auction definitely reflects the global fame of G.E.M. and Peter Max and their dedication to promoting the arts all over the world.

Park West Gallery Vice President of Sales Stoney Goldstein unveils Peter Max painting with G.E.M.

Park West Gallery Vice President of Sales Stoney Goldstein unveils Peter Max painting with G.E.M.

“I’ve seen Peter Max’s work in galleries, and I loved his imaginary, bold and colorful art,” G.E.M. said. “It’s an honor to be involved, and I hope together we can all do something good for those less fortunate.”

Max, who’s been an icon of the art world since the 1960s, was similarly excited to be working with G.E.M. The two artists both spent their early years living in Shanghai.

“I always paint while music blares in the background,” Max says. “Painting G.E.M. was a special thrill as she is extremely talented and we grew up in the same city—many years apart of course!”

The winner of the auction will be announced following the auction on February 15th, with the proceeds going to China’s Foundation of Culture and Arts for Children.

“Park West is thrilled to have brought together two amazing icons from the worlds of art and music,” said Park West Gallery Vice President of Sales Stoney Goldstein. “This East meets West collaboration celebrates our creativity, our human spirit, and an unspoken bond which will forever transcend time and cultural boundaries.”

You can find more information on the auction here. To collect the works of Peter Max, contact a Park West gallery consultant at (800) 521-9654 ext. 4 during EST business hours or email them at



One Response to Peter Max and G.E.M. Team Up for a One-of-a-Kind Charity Art Auction

  1. Heather MacLeod says:

    I just returned from a cruise on the Independence of the Seas to Cozumel. Sean and his staff were amazing on educating me on the work of Peter Max. I’m regretting leaving the ship without a purchase. I wanted to thank Sean and his team for their excellent customer service.

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