Sunday, May 4, 2008

I am now the proud owner of a PETER MAX



Well today I met "the man" and bought a piece of his art. I even asked if I could hug him he said sure,and we hugged. The package was an authentic piece of acrylic painted art on paper,8X10 in size in a amazing frame,which he signed to me on the back and doodled more art. I also got my photo with him by his photographer,which was kewl and will be mailed to me. I also was given his new book (you gotta see it) signed inside to me again,and more artsy doodles by him. The dear man is now 70,and his show was fabulous, but I couldn't swing the 20-75 grand range. I am beyond thrilled to own a PETER MAX! The gradiated colors of orange on the piece are fab as well as the heart. The hearts were done after the Berlin Wall came down,he was born in Berlin. People were there with old posters etc for him to sign. I got front of the line since I bought a piece there. One man I chatted with had one of thirteen pieces he bought in the 70's. It was impressive. It was like a rock concert with all the music and him bopping,and us enthralled.
A piece I loved was a cow,in his style...story behind it is,the cow was headed to the slaughter house and she ran and jumped the fence,so Peter Max got her and took her to his place to live! Can you not love this man?

15 comments:

Neda said...

WOW!!!! What a wonderful experience it must have been. Once in a lifetime chance!! Your story is so touching too because it humanized Peter Max the icon. The way he dedicated the artwork is so sweet. I am genuinely happy for you...and now you are officially the only person I know who has an original from a very famous contemporary painter. WOW!!! Kisses, my dear! WOWW...I'm gonna faint!

Gypsy said...

OMFRICKENGAWD!!! YOU devil you! YOU have an original AND met the man AND GOT TO HUG HIM!!!! AND got a photo! I am so jelly I can't stand it!

He was my favorite artist as I was growing up, I even wore clothes that he had designed with his art! OMG Screaming with delight for you! How amazing that he signed it just for you!

I am so happy I an squeeling! spinning like a dancing gypsy in a dream of her 6 year old self in Golden Gate park wearing a pair of HIS paints and a bandana on my head!

Bobbie said...

Wow! You are one lucky lady that is for sure. Nice piece too, I might add.

Thanks for your comments on my blog. Nice to know that I am not alone!

beth said...

I am so jealous.wanted to go and forgot about it.... arghhhhh
You got to do and own something very special... I always liked and still love his works...
Enjoy it, I'm sure it will bring you timeless JOY!
Love ya, Beth

Frances said...

Yay - great news, Joy. Joyful news, too!
So glad you had such a good time and have such a wonderful memento of the occasion.

JanetandHarvey said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOY
BAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JOOOOOOY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOY!
And in celebration of your birthday, you will always have Peter Max - very exciting!! to remind you of this special year!
WOW!! Cool!! Love, Janet

Neda said...

Belated birthday wishes, dah'lin' .. You certainly celebrated in MAX style. teehee :)

Joy Logan said...

LOL I see myself with a harmonica,shopping cart with my Peter Max in it!

ginny said...

How wonderfully lucky to meet a favorite artist and have it all go so well.
Love your Max.

Abby Creek Art said...

Really nice painting you purchased! So happy for you that you could meet one of your very favorite Artists. Moments like that are priceless!

MizCarla said...

Awesome Miz Joy! I love the piece you bought and am jealous that you got to hug the man himself! :D

Enjoy your new treasure!

xoxs

Metamorphic Sweet Wood Irene said...

Congratulations on your Peter Max. I am sure that I don't appreciate enough what a big deal this is, but I am very happy for you!

Leslie said...

Well, how fun is that?! Good for you!

The Artful Eye said...

What a fantastic opportunity! I'm sorry I missed all your posts about Peter Max. He is one of my absolute favorite artists. Lucky gal! Beautiful piece of art.

Barbara said...

I used to love Peter Max. I just found a bedsheet of his that I must have bought back in the 60's. I kept it all these years.