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Peter Max unveils Frank Sinatra paintings

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Peter Max Sinatra

Above is a sample of the works created by Peter Max in celebration of Frank Sinatra. Image courtesy of The Source.

World-renowned pop artist Peter Max is celebrating the life of Frank Sinatra with a series of paintings depicting “the Chairman of the Board.”

Max has created more than 25 works of Sinatra in honor of the centennial of the famous crooner’s birth (December 12, 1915). They show Sinatra in various stages of his career surrounded by Max’s bold color schemes.

Max unveiled the works on March 2 at his studio with Sinatra’s daughter, Nancy. Several of the new works are a part of “Sinatra: An American Icon,” an exhibition that will run from March 4 to September 4 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The exhibition will feature Max’s works alongside recordings, art, clothing, photos and personal items, many of which were provided by the Sinatra family and haven’t been seen by the public.

The show is scheduled to relocate to the Grammy Museum of Los Angeles on September 4. In addition, photos from the show will be at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut in June.

The exhibition is curated by the Grammy Museum in collaboration with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Sinatra family.

Read more about the unveiling of Max’s artwork here.

Max has painted plenty of portraits throughout his career, including seven U.S. presidents, celebrities and even contemporary recording artists like Taylor Swift.

Max has done everything from redesigning NBC’s peacock symbol to working with the Grammy Awards and being the official artist for five Super Bowls, the World Cup USA, Woodstock and NHL all-star game.

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  • Tatiana Bozoancã
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    As an acclaimed artist and sought-after by collectors everywhere, I feel Peter Max is one of those artists that should be in everyone’s collection.

  • Athena Panteli
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    Peter Max is one of the most popular living artist of our time and for that reason I would definitely recommend you to collect an evidence of his imagination!

  • Andries
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    One of the most popular artist of our time and the most generous man alive!

  • Athena Panteli
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    Peter Max is one of the most popular living artist and for that reason I would definitely recommend you to collect an evidence of his imagination!

  • Ezra
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    Max is the most important contemporary artist because of his uncommon psychodelic artistic diversity which has touched almost every phase of American culture and has inspired many generations.

  • Athena Panteli
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    Peter Max is one of the most popular living artist and for that reason I would definitely recommend you to collect an evidence of his imagination! He is a must have artist!

  • Andres Valencia
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    Max is a living legend, probably the most important artist of this generation has been seem by billions of people in the world has use his art to take a message of hope to the world.

  • Leandie Nagel
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    After meeting this amazing artist today it is amazing to see and realise first hand how truly contemporary Max’s works are. In these works of art of Frank Sinatra you can see Max’s signature use of bright colours but what is different however is the photorealistic portraits of him. It is really fantastic to see an artist that has been around for such a long time still be willing and able to do such different contemporary works and pay homage to other influential artists of the last century.

  • Nicole
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    Peter Max is such an important artist, he is essentially a living legend! He was part of the cultural evolution of the sixties, has had major, record breaking numbers at museum exhibits including the hermitage, and has had thousands of tv appearances and magazine covers, just to name a FEW of his accomplishments. This artist defines art history and is not one to miss!

  • Lana
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    Peter Max is a master of Neo-Expressionism, he works in a caleidoscope of colors, creating a magnificent marbled effect, where a single brush stroke can contain up to twelve different colors.

  • Leah Strickland
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    Peter max was an important artist because he changed the world in many ways. Not only did he generate enough money with his works to restore America’s beloved Statue of Liberty, but he also helped to spread yoga across North America.

  • Goran Mishev
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    Peter Max is a living legend! Pop Icon, who has changed the world! He is gained billions of viewers across the globe even if they don’t know him!

  • David Wyatt
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    The Statue of Liberty may be lying in ruin if it were not for Peter Max. There is no doubt that Peter Max is an important contemporary artist because he has not only inspired generations with his artwork, but because he is a public figure with his philanthropy. His clear stance on human and animal rights coupled with his passion for environmentalism has earned him the Putnam Award for Charity Work. More importantly, however, this will go on to inspire the coming generations of contemporary artists to incorporate philanthropy into their lives. We already see it with numerous artists including Autumn De Forest. Max is a true rockstar artist with a good heart. A combination that has effectively changed the world and labelled him as one of the most important living artists on the planet.

  • Heath Bristol
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    Peter Max is a powerhouse of contemporary art. An artist whose art not only captured the hearts and minds of a generation, but also fashioned a broad reaching influence that has inspired the “next generation” of up and coming artist across an array of movements and mediums to find what speaks to them creatively, and to never cease painting with an unmatched passion. His influence not only enhanced his collector’s ability to see the world in Technicolor, but also created an environment for contemporary artists to paint in a way that allows them to use bold and unconventional colors fearlessly. Be it his early realist work, his commercial work, his evolution into both popular and cosmic art or lastly his delve in to patriotic expressionism, Peter Max has blazed trails and left a lasting legacy that will last far beyond his time on earth. A gift for creativity and an eye for the obscure will certainly place Peter Max in the pantheon of art greats alongside the likes of Picasso, Monet, Rembrandt and the like. The art world owes a great debt to Peter Max, and because of his immense philanthropy across all sectors and creeds, the world as a whole will forever be in his debt.

  • vikram
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    i love peter max not only because of his colors but his giving back to society

  • vikram
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    i love peter max

  • Alex Orr
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    Are the Peter Max Sinatra paintings for sale?

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