Statue Of Liberty Ver. II #3
Acrylic on Paper
24.5" x 12"
Honoring the country that he loves and immigrated to as a teenager; Peter Max first painted Lady Liberty in 1976 to celebrate America's Bicentennial. His love affair with Lady Liberty has continued in the decades since; as he has continued to paint her in different forms and for many events and commissions. The artist has been invited to the White House by several presidents to paint her live or present his Liberty paintings for installation. Max's Liberty paintings are in the permanent collections of presidential libraries and U.S. Embassies around the world.
In the early 1980s, Peter Max spearheaded the effort to restore the Statue of Liberty with Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca. At the nationally-televised Liberty Centennial Reopening on July 4, 1986, the artist was asked to paint large canvases of her on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.
Continuing his Liberty painting tradition, this 'Statue of Liberty' work is an exemplar of Max's distinctive, bold, fauvist colors - uncommon and harmonious. Lady Liberty is painted with the artist's energetic and textural brushwork as she shines her torch, enlightening the world.