Peter Max, the highly influential and still high-flying pop artist, is appearing at the Geary Gallery in Darien.
Imagine this happening in the 1960s in the WASP capital of the world. Today, it doesn’t even seem like a culture clash. The “cosmic artist’ of the 1960s, whose posters adorned purply-hazy dorm rooms, later on to work for Reagan and Bush and today does executives’ portraits.
This exhibit features many of Peter Max’s famous paintings, including the magnificent “Vase of Flowers,” the iconic “Statue of Liberty,” Max’s famous “Flag” pieces, “Umbrella Man” and the prestigious 10 Cent Stamp bearing the title “Preserve the Environment.”
There will also be presentations of never-before-seen celebrity portraits, the gallery promises.
A bit of a celebrity himself, Max’s long career has seen stints as the official artist of the Super Bowl, the World Series and the World Cup. He’s had more than 60 museum shows. Larry King once called him “America’s painter laureate.”