On Aug. 25, 2013, Peter Karis, of Karis Art Gallery in Hilton Head, S.C., announced that they will host the upcoming event of "Receptions with Peter Max." Two special appearances by Peter Max will be held at Karis Art Gallery on Friday, Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 21, noon-2 p.m.
A special event of works, "A Retrospective 1960-2013," from America's iconic artist Peter Max will be on exhibit. Enjoying Max's art will be like taking a journey through the career of a pop culture icon, four decades of artistic imagery!
This exhibit is a never-before-seen collection by artist legend Peter Max. His exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at Karis Art & Design Gallery in Hilton Head.
Exhibit previews begin Saturday, Sept. 14, and the exhibition extends through Sept. 21.
The artist has assembled a collection of his greatest and most-revered imagery spanning four decades. The span ranges from his iconic Pop Art designs commemorating Woodstock to the 2013 unveiling of Max’s design for the cruise ship Breakaway.
This new exhibition speaks to the evolution and maturation of America’s most popular living artist. The new Retrospective is a journey through Peter Max's extraordinary and distinguished career. Such words are best captured by the following quote.
"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
In addition, this carefully curated collection is a museum-like retrospective of Max’s works, as he has painted for five U.S. Presidents, and his art is on display in Presidential Libraries and in U.S. Embassies across the globe. Max has been the Official Artist of 5 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.
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 which includes his interpretive works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir, and Edgar Degas, all conceived in Max’s signature style and colors. These works speak to both a maturation of the artists’ illustrious career, as well as to his formidable training at the 130 year old Art Students League of New York.
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."
At the event there will also be presentations of Peter Max's celebrity portraiture, as Max is revered for his celebrity commissions and portraits. Max has painted his newest portrait of Taylor Swift to commemorate her latest album, "Red" (often referred to as RED).
RED is not the first time Max immortalized Taylor’s album art, although RED is the last in a series of all Swift’s covers and will be available on www.TaylorSwift.com and on her 2013 RED Tour.
Karis Art & Design Gallery is regarded as Hilton Head’s pre-eminent gallery, and is the island’s premier destination for fine art acquisition. The Gallery welcomes all Peter Max enthusiasts and collectors.
Artwork is available for acquisition and all appearances are open and complimentary to the public. Meet the Artist receptions will be on Friday, Sept. 20 from 6-9 pm and Saturday, Sept. 21 from noon-2 p.m.
Those fortunate enough to attend this exhibit will witness the artistic diversity that has defined American art and meet the man, Peter Max, who captured it, thus beginning a new visual culture!
The event is complimentary to the public, but RSVP'S are required. RSVP by telephone (843)785-5100 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karis Art Gallery
1000 William Hilton Parkway
C-4 Village at Wexford
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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