A newly-curated collection of artist legend Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a presentation at Syd Entel Galleries, Safety Harbor’s premier fine art gallery. The exhibition opens with previews on Saturday, January 12, and runs through Sunday, January 20, 2019. Syd Entel Galleries are located at 247 Main Street in Safety Harbor.
An uncrating event kicks off the Exhibition from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11. Syd Entel Galleries also invites the public to two not-to-be-missed Gallery receptions to view Peter Max’s works and to meet World-renowned Peter Max Curator, Ms. Lesley Smith who has selected works for this exhibition. Important pieces of the Retrospective Collection and the Masters Series will be among those available for viewing and for acquisition in this presentation.
The receptions are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19. from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. They are complimentary to the public. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling Syd Entel Galleries at 727-725-1808 or responding online at [email protected]. Visit www.sydentelgalleries.com for more info.
Peter Max is America’s most famous living artist. He has been the Official Artist of the Grammy’s, five NFL Super Bowls, the 2006 Olympics, the World Cup USA, The World Series, The U.S. Open, The Indy 500, The NYC Marathon and The Kentucky Derby. With paintings on exhibition in hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide, Peter Max and his vibrant colors have become part of the fabric of contemporary culture.
Max’s Art Students League scholarly influence inspired all of his extraordinary artwork and, of late, his new Masters series that includes his interpretive works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir, and Edgar Degas, conceived in Max’s signature style and colors. These works speak to both a maturation of the artist’s illustrious career, as well as to his formidable training at the 135-year-old Art Students League of New York. (Feature image of above copyright by Peter Max drawing of Central Park.)
Local residents may remember one of the last Peter Max exhibitions at Syd Entel’s Galleries. In 2012, Destination Tampa Bay magazine featured a Peter Max painting of Taylor Swift on its cover, with the artist’s permission. It has become one of our most collected covers. An article recounting an interview with the artist appeared in that Winter 2012, issue, and it is still available here.
For more area exhibitions consider visiting the MFA ,the Dali or the James Museum.