Eye-popping pictures by American pop artist Peter Max adorn a delightful souvenir sheetlet issued to commemorate the United Nations Johannesburg Summit. Max rose to popularity in the 1960s with bright, colorful pictures that he called "up art" for its joyful portrayal of the world. His art was infused with fluid drawings of beautiful people, rainbows, rayed suns, the earth, and flowers in ultra-bright colors that defined the psychedelic '60s.
Born in Germany, Max was raised in Shanghai, China and Israel before his family settled in the U.S. in 1953. After training in New York, Max opened a design studio and became a successful designer of books, posters, and commercial products. He closed his studio in 1964 and began creating his colorful signature silkscreens. Max's art work led the psychedelic graphic design movement of the 1960s and was much imitated in advertising from the late 1960s through the early 1970s, according to Wikipedia.
County Stamp Center is pleased to offer this delightful example of Peter Max's art for only $43.03. Visit County Stamp Center for all your philatelic needs.