Exhibitions

Peter Max will be making 3 very special appearances

Saturday, October 25 from 6-9pm

Children's Event from Saturday 11am-12pm

Sunday October 26 1-4pm

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Austin, Texas (July, 2014) – An encounter with Marilyn Monroe in the 1950’s has sparked a new series by iconic pop artist, Peter Max, who is bringing the colorful arrangement to the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery in Austin, Texas October 17-26. The artist met Monroe when he was 27-years old at the Arts Students League of New York and Monroe commented on how colorful his pants were. (not because of the fabric, but because of the paint marks on them.) Max has always been intrigued with her beauty and worked with the family of Milton Greene – one of the most famous high fashion photographers of the 1950’s – to secure a collection of photography from which to paint. Every Peter Max work of art sold will be personally dedicated by the artist, and each of the Marilyn Monroe pieces are signed by Milton Greene’s estate, along with the family seal on the back.

In addition to the Monroe homage, his Masters series will also be on display and available for purchase and includes interpretive works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir, and Edgar Degas, 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. This exhibit also features his iconic and best-known pieces such as “Statue of Liberty”, Max’s famous “Flag” pieces, “Umbrella Man” and the prestigious 10 Cent Stamp bearing the title “Preserve the Environment”.
 
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." The artist has had the distinct honor of painting the last seven Presidents of the United States and the world's best-loved celebrities, among them the young sensation Taylor Swift.

Recently, Norwegian Cruise Line commissioned Peter Max to paint the hull artwork for one of its ships – a first for the award-winning cruise line. Launched in April 2013, Norwegian Breakaway is the largest ship to homeport in New York City year-round. Max’s signature artwork covers approximately 40,000 square feet of Norwegian Breakaway’s hull.

Artwork will be on exhibition and available for acquisition. 
All appearances are open to the public and are complimentary.