Sage (B&W Series) #101
A uniquely-overpainted lithograph, hand-signed and embossed with water-color and colored pencil.
Peter Max's 'Sage,' from his black and white series of prints, is rendered with bold, descriptive line work - a flow of narrative simplicity. Max's sage figure, an indelible memory from his childhood in Shanghai, points to the show of celestial bodies in motion around him. The extended foreground of the work creates a compelling composition and perspective.
A master of the expressive language of color, the artist has hand-colored the piece with soft color washes and robust swirls of colored pencil in the composition, margins and on the embossment seal. For over a half-century, Peter Max has experimented with the printing arts, adding color, line work and embellishments to his printed art - creating distinctive mixed media works.
8.75" x 7" ©ALP, Inc.