Saturday, March 31, 2012


Boredom is the father of creations, and I am bored stiff, so I decided to do some Patriotic Homage Digi-Art lithos for my personal enjoyment and for my grand-children.

Image of PETER MAX by Pina di Cola 1991, diapos and prints of the Max Collector
Paint on background: FLAG WITH HEART 30 x 40 original acrylic on canvas from my private collection

When I started this personal creation/collection I was truly surprised of  how many relevant personalities the United States has offered to the world, be it in Sports, music, inventions, social changes and also how many important events have happened with America directly involved, take for instance September 11, the Enterprise carrier  last trip this year 2012, the Shuttle program, the color TV by RCA, the 1953 Corvette... and I am only starting.

Ed Guliotta Albanesi



Sunday, March 11, 2012


Under the Title of WELCOME TO THE WORK OF LOVE, I found this amazing and very exclusive Blog posted yesterday.

It has a series of very initial Peter Max graphic works that I feel they should be seen by all collectors and followers of PETER.

The author, I believe is Adams Morioka. The text is the following:

"I was pulling together some postings from this blog yesterday for a book Steven Heller is writing. This led me to discover a predominance of posts about counter-culture in the 1960s. Who knew? I’m really square, so I found this odd. Nevertheless, I decided to avoid posts in this vein for a while. Then I found this Call for Entries for the New York Art Directors Club (now the Art Directors Club). Peter Max designed it in 1964. Yes, this is about counter-culture, specifically the psychedelic experience. The collage device refers to Victorian decoupage, Picasso, Matisse, and the Dada movement. The booklet could fall into the trap that much of today’s “collage” approach does, a mishigas of more mishigas.
The strict use of typography and tight composition, however, give it gravity and allows the imagery to take center stage. The spread with the Victorian people looking at the psychedelic cloud is remarkable. It is such a simple juxtaposition, but alludes to so many issues, including the Victorian taste for psychotropic drugs such as opium (see Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland). Allusions aside, the composition is about wonder and different perspectives. So, you see, I had to post another one about counter-culture."

Among other images, these are my favorite, I believe all from the same period and obtained from the ART DIRECTOR CLUB, New York. Peter initiated his career as Illustrator and opened his first studio in 1962, and won a Society of Illustrators NYC award in 1964:

All credits above

Friday, March 9, 2012



To people of a certain age, the name Peter Max means something. Back in the mid-1960s, Max’s fame was such that he was getting credit for things he didn’t do. When the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, the movie, came out, Max’s influence was such that people automatically credited him with the neon-lighted animation of the film.

“I didn’t do that film,” Max asserted last week. “I was initially approached to do it, but I didn’t hear back from them [the producers] for about two and a half years. By that time, I was so busy doing other things; I didn’t have time for it.”

Max said he recommended they get in touch with Heinz Edelmann, and Edelmann got the job. But the general assumption that Max designed the art for the film persisted and is frequently “debunked” by people who write about such things, often with a vociferous dismissal of Peter Max, as if he made the claim himself.

It’s hard to imagine Max needing to take credit for the movie. By the time the movie came and went, Max had become the best selling artist in the world, with millions of his DayGlo-colored posters adorning dorm rooms, head shops and coffee shops all over the world. At the height of his fame, Max was featured on the cover of Life magazine and had contracts with 72 separate corporations to produce graphics, logos and designs for clothing, mugs, cards and other objects.

“In my teens, I remember having a pair of Peter Max sneakers,” said Dore Page, a graphic artist and printer in Warwick. “I thought it was amazing that an artist could be that well known like the Beatles. There was a model for me; it made me think, ‘you can do this. You can be an artist and make money.’ He encouraged a lot of kids to get into art. Not all had the success he did, but it showed me it could be done.”

Peter Max was born in Berlin in 1937, but his family moved to China the next year and ultimately settled in Brooklyn. Max studied at the Art Students League, the Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts, all in New York. After closing his design studio in 1964, Peter began creating his characteristic paintings and graphic prints, which he continues to create in his New York studio.

“I have about 50 people who work for me, and I am busy all the time,” said the 74-years-old.

But for most, Max will continue to be associated with the psychedelic hippie era of the 1960s and 1970s. Although not quite acquiring the cultural patina and astronomical auction prices of artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Liechtenstein or Robert Rauschenberg, people continue to value Max’s work, even though quite a few people think there is too much of Max’s art on the market.

CREDIT or Read more: Warwick Beacon - Flashback to Peter Max

NOTE: the Max Collector does not necessarily share some of this review's content, but we believe in freedom of speech. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


In my daily research on PETER, I found this bizarre nail work. It´s fantastic, and each nail has a PM motif mostly oriented on the DIFFERENT DRUMMER. the artist is Naomi Yasuda from NYC.

Peter Max #nailart (Taken with instagram)

Thursday, March 1, 2012


This I believe it's one of a kind, or at least, I haven't seen any other online nor in galleries.

It's 18 inches high and completely hand painted by PETER from an original Souvenir Store green statue. The Fabric bottom protector is signed 1990 MAX.

and next to my 40 x40 " original canvas of the Liberty head.


NEW LIFE magazine
This magazine was published bi-monthly and is available in New York City. New Life is "a guide to healthy living in a new age". In 2001/2002 they issued a special series featuring each of the Beatles on the cover and a Peter Max poster inside. The cover portrait and poster are both by famed sixties artist Peter Max

1996 SECONDS, underground magazine with a 6 pages spread of PM

Abstract printed poster of MICK JAGGER, ripped from a magazine (unknown)

This is a real relic! TIME magazine June 27, 1969
It's a real flashback to the Sixties... the ads, the content, the quality
of the paper and the print.
Another TIME mag, this one 1976 with Paul McCartney cover

A Jewish magazine, Farbrengen, representation
of PM's birth religion

VEGnews magazine, Anniversary issue August 2010
with special interview of PM. They also had the same issue with the
PM cover artwork and a more thorough interview.

 Very special OPERA NEWS magazine, January 1963.
Living proof the PM not only did Psychedelic images.

 AUSTIN LIFESTYLE September 2010 issue with
PM cover artwork featuring Willie Nelson.