Peter Max (German-American, 1937– ) Untitled, 1971 Acrylic on canvas 20 1⁄8 x 30 1⁄8 Casterline Family Collection
“Peter Max: Early Paintings” is on exhibit in the Special Exhibit Gallery in The Museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts through December 31, 2018
Say “Peter Max” and you may just as well have said “color.”
And it’s not just color that the artist represents. It’s the 1960s, Woodstock, freedom and a period of intense expression.
The work of Peter Max was not always so bold. In fact, Max began with sepia. Prominent color came to the fore later, as Max’s work began to embody the era.
The exhibit features work never before shown on public display. The canvases are on loan from gallery owner Robert Casterline and restaurateur collector Shelly Fireman.