Friday, October 11, 2013

Marilyn, Max and other 2013 considerations

Adam and Libra, Peter´s children are doing a great job revamping the studio and piggy backing on his name. It´s logical and practical. Now Peter can take a break and let them use the Warhol Foundation model. So there will be Peter max for at least another generation. Whoever has original canvases pre-2011, has the real deal... cherish them.

The Marilyn Collection

From their web site:

"The Foundation has used its ownership of the copyright to Warhol images as an opportunity to craft creative and responsible licensing policies that are friendly to scholars and artists wishing to use Warhol images for educational and creative purposes, and profitable to the Foundation when the images are used for commercial purposes. Revenues from licensing agreements add significantly to those earned through the continued sale of work from the Foundation’s remaining art collection, enabling the Foundation to build the endowment from which it makes cash grants to arts organizations around the country."

Fortunately, PETER MAX is still alive but probably at 75 years of age cannot sustain the prolific production of his early career. His children have boarded the Max Studio company in New York sometimes in the last 2 years, and with Peter's consent and signature, are probably doing creative projects such as the Marylin and others. This obviously leads to a basic confounding question , who is doing the hand painted canvases or the Mixed media at such a fast production pace? 

To assure Provenance I suggest that MAX's items, especially expensive canvases, should be purchased in the presence of Peter himself  (photo with him mandatory!) to prevent obtaining counterfeited and illegal copies. Not even authorized art galleries sometimes can guarantee the source of MAX's artwork and the original production of the piece, unless he's present and an image with the Artist and the artwork is accompanied,  or a written validation of the Serial Number obtained DIRECTLY from the main office in New York, sometimes known as the Atelier or PETER MAX Studio . Certificates and invoices can be easily forged, therefore a direct response form Peter's office is recommended. Every important piece has a serial number in the back, and it must match the exact image on file. I have personal experience to share, you can send me an e-mail at


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