A newly-curated and highly-anticipated collection from legendary pop artist Peter Max is coming to Nashville’s Bennett Galleries from September 16 through 24.
Called the most important collection of his works ever assembled, the artwork to be displayed spans six decades of celebrity portraiture and pop influence.
Noted Curator & Peter Max historian Lesley Smith will be in-gallery throughout the art receptions; offering historical perspective, legendary anecdotal “behind the scenes” stories and discussions about the life, times and influences of the Artist.
The exhibit features Max’s iconic and most influential pieces, among them “Statue of Liberty,” Max’s famous “Flag” pieces, “Umbrella Man” and the prestigious “Cosmic Runner.”
Revered for his celebrity commissions and portraits, Max’s celebrity portraiture will also be included in the Nashville Presentation.
Of note to Nashvillians may be his iconic portraits of Willie Nelson and Taylor Swift, but music and art lovers across spectrum will embrace his passion for rock music as his work appeals to nearly everyone. His unique style and use of vibrant color have become part of the fabric of contemporary American Culture.
Considered to be one of the most significant artists in today’s pop culture landscape, the Artist was commissioned to create a portrait of Tom Petty, the 2017 honoree for the Grammy Awards MusiCares dinner. Past honorees Max painted include music legends Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney, many others. Peter served as official artist for the Grammy Awards five times and for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 30th Anniversary.
Commissions of portraits are available to all patrons and guests.
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Bethany Bowman is the entertainment writer for the Tennessee Star