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Profile III Ver I #5

Regular price $8,500

Mixed Media on First Day of Issue Envelope 

7" x 10"

Artist Peter Max drew wherever he went - at cafes, on airplanes, in cars and of course at home and in his NYC studio. He drew on an array of spontaneous mediums - napkins, trimmed paper at the printer, shoes, notebooks and... letter envelopes. 

This exquisite envelope art features one of the artist's most beloved themes - the feminine profile. Drawn with fluid, perfect contour lines, her sublime expression is met with a geometric fascinator hat, filled with Max's bold and soft hues in lush watercolor wash and pencil work. 

Picture windows opening to Max's 'Zen Boats' surround her, as does a block-stamp with 4 panels of environmental stamp art, in his iconic cosmic-art style, that Max was commissioned to create for the 1997 United Nations Earth Summit. The envelope art is posted with an illustrative stamp for first day of issue and embossed with Peter Max's artist seals. 

This distinctive and commemorative work is lavished with Max's sumptuous color, line work and composition, captured on a most intimate of mediums - a letter envelope. 

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