A visually impactful patriotic mixed-media lithography with acrylic painting on paper titled “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave” by famed artist Peter Max. Hand signed in acrylic by artist bottom right. Created in 2001. A bold, impactful expression of patriotism with the Statue of Liberty set in front of Max’s colorful U.S. flag. Combined with its title, Max captures the feeling of camaraderie and unification the country and its citizens felt following the tragic events at the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Max also created portraits of the 356 firefighters who lost their lives at the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. He acquired photographs of the firefighters used on photo IDs to paint each portrait. Each work was wrapped in an American flag and given to the surviving family members during a ceremony at Madison Square Garden. In “The Universe of Peter Max,” he describes the emotional project: “As I painted them, it was as though their gazes were looking directly at me…They could have been my friends or my relatives and were all my fellow Americans. And all heroes.” The artwork reminds us to never forget those who we lost on that tragic day. From a private collection, originally purchased from Park West Gallery in 2005. Gallery tag on verso. Dimensions: 38”h x 31.75”w x 1.5”d. In very good vintage condition.
Peter Max is a German-American artist known for using bright colors in his work. His works are associated with the visual arts and culture of the 1960s, particularly psychedelic art and pop art. He has had countless commissions and exhibitions throughout his artistic career and his work has been described as the landscape of the 1960s and 1970s. |
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