Cleopatra Cameo Series by Peter Max. Original 1st edition cameo series lithograph Cleopatra from the cosmic sixties period of famous artist Peter Max. Published by Peter Max Poster Group N.Y.C. in the late 1960’s. This rare copy of Cleopatra is in great condition, and has been in our collection since the late 1960’s. Be fast to catch a timeless beauty and a real 1st edition collectors item. A colorful statement for your office, a niche at home, in a store. Important museums and collections like Cooper Hewitt count on Peter Max’s artwork since many decades.
Peter Max has painted Popes, Presidents, Beatles, Aidas, Airplanes and American heroes. His color-blasted, kinetic images have been expanded to 40,000 square feet to cover the hull of a Norwegian cruise ship. Or shrunk to the size of a postage stamp (for an actual 1974 U.S. Postal Service 10-cent stamp). He has worked on sections of the broken Berlin Wall and at teeming Super Bowl stadiums. Max has been praised on the covers of Time, Life, Newsweek and the New York Times Magazine, and he has been famous since the 1960s, a decade he defined perhaps better than any other visual artist of the time. (taken from)
Psychedelic shapes and colors in all hues of the rainbow dominate the art of German-American illustrator Peter Max. In the 1960s his interest for astrology greatly influenced his work which he later referred to as his „Cosmic 60s“ period. Since the 1990s he was continuously engaged to artistically stage mega events like the Grammy Awards or Super Bowl. In 2010 the icon of pop culture painted the pictures for country star Taylor Swift’s album „Fearless & Speak Now“ who he has been friends with for quite some while.
This Lithograph is category A+. It still may have tiny irritations (the beauty of original vintage), wich can be seen on the high res. pop-up image of the product. We do not do any kind of restoration to our original vintage products. It took a long time (over twenty years) for them to become vintage. Any form of restoration like linen backing should be decided by the new owner.