For the past five decades, Peter Max’s art has been part of the fabric of American pop culture – from his numerous museum and gallery exhibitions to a giant Moscow Music Peace Festival stage, a six-hundred-foot-long Woodstock ’99 Music Festival stage, a two-hundred-fifty-foot-long billboard flanking the U.S. Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Seville, Spain, the hull of a giant Norwegian Lines cruise ship, and Dale Earnhardt’s NASCAR race car.
Max has been official artist for six GRAMMY Awards, five Super Bowls, the NHL All-Star Game, the 2000 World Series, the 2000 Kentucky Derby, the U.S. Winter Olympics, World Cup USA, the Indy 500, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and many other notable events in sports and music. Max’s portraits have honored U.S. Presidents, foreign dignitaries, rock stars and jazz musicians, movie stars and sports icons.
Peter Max has painted portraits of this great civil rights leader for over 20 years, celebrating Dr King‘s legacy and extraordinary life today on his birthday, Max remembers: “Dr. King was such a dynamic and visionary leader. I will never forget the power of his presence, words and peacefulness.”
We totally agree!
Take a look at his painting, you will love it!