22-134 Peter Max Original Cosmic Poster 1968


Offered here is a rare, original poster created by American artist Peter Max for Capitol Records in 1968. The artwork appears on both sides. We chose the more popular side to face out. If you de-frame it, you’ll see the grinning smiles on the verso. The poster as framed is 16½ × 24½ inches.

Condition: This actual poster hung in my bedroom when I was 12 (next to my “Yellow Submarine” calendar.) I used tape and push pins to hold it on the wall. These blemishes add to the charm in our opinion but can be restored by an expert.

Peter Max often recycled his artwork. For example, this same art was used to promote a “hippie” clothing store “The Different Drummer” in NYC.

He was in his prime: In 1969 Peter Max appeared on the cover of Life magazine, was on the Ed Sullivan Show, and was on the The NBC Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

From the Peter Max website: “This rare and vintage poster exemplifies this era of the artist’s work where his colorful and euphoric subjects explore fantastical worlds. Max’s uplifting interpretation of pop art, addressing the love-and-peace movement and the optimism of the space age, brought him international recognition, broad popularity and celebrated museum and gallery exhibitions.”

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