Large Peter Max original acrylic painting in excellent condition. 48 inches long x 36 inches wide.
The appraised work is an acrylic on canvas painting titled ‘Neo Head’ executed by German artist Peter Max (b. 1937) in 2000. The painting depicts a large male head floating in space with bright colors and gestural brushwork. The work is signed at upper left. Max is well known for his rainbow-hued artworks, and typically employs painterly strokes. He was born in Berlin but lived in China, Israel, and Paris before settling in New York. Max studied at the Arts Students League and in addition to his fine art practice, he has also collaborated with corporate brands including 7-UP and Chrysler.
The estimate provided is based on comparables recently offered and sold at auction. Paintings by the artist regularly come up for sale, and the results overall appear fairly consistent. Works tend to sell firmly within or above their high presale estimates, suggesting interest amongst collectors for Max’s paintings. The subject work’s size, composition, condition (based on photographs provided), as well as the artist’s current auction market were taken into consideration when determining the estimate. In many cases, pricing for similar examples available on the primary (retail) market vary, and are often higher than secondary (auction) market examples.