For the first time, Peter Max tells his life story in his own words, accompanied by vibrant reproductions of his art. In this visual biography, Max tells his life story—from a childhood spent in Berlin and Shanghai to his teenage odyssey to New York City in the 1960s, to his subsequent ascension in the art world and beyond. Max’s signature, vibrant artwork accompanies the text and provides an illuminating, colorful look into the inspired life and times of one of the world’s most famous popular artists.
Published by Harper Design in 2013. Hardcover, measures 8.5 x 7 inches, 288 pages. ISBN 9780062121394.
Peter Max is the most commercially successful pop artist to emerge from the psychedelic period of the 1960s. His fantastical, colorful designs have emboldened everything from bedsheets to the body of a Boeing 777, with prestigious clients like the Grammy Awards, the Super Bowl, the NHL All-Star Game, World Cup USA, the New York City Marathon, and even the Manhattan Yellow Pages commissioning his particular brand of whimsy.