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Peter Max exhibiting new images of Marilyn

Published 9:33 am, Sunday, April 27, 2014

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  • Peter Max will exhibit a newly curated series entitled "Marilyn" at the Geary Gallery, 576 Boston Post Road, Darien. The series is signed by both Max and Joshua Greene, son of Milton Greene, the photographer of Marilyn Monroe. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / Darien News
    Peter Max will exhibit a newly curated series entitled "Marilyn" at the Geary Gallery, 576 Boston Post Road, Darien. The series is signed by both Max and Joshua Greene, son of Milton Greene, the photographer of Marilyn Monroe. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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Peter Max, who is referred to as America's iconic artist, will exhibit a newly curated series, "Marilyn," at the Geary Gallery, 576 Boston Post Road, Darien.

The series is signed by both Max and Joshua Greene, son of Milton Greene, Marilyn Monroe's photographer.

In each painting, Max uses an iconic photograph of the Hollywood legend taken by Milton Greene. The artist brings his unique colors and brush strokes to the new body of work, dramatically lighting up and bringing a whole new perspective to Greene's images.

The show ends Sunday, May 4. Max will make special appearances Saturday, May 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission for all registered guests is complimentary. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 866-900-6699. A special event for children 2 to 12 will take place Sunday, May 4, from noon to 1 p.m.

Max has assembled a collection of his greatest and most-revered imagery, spanning four decades: from his iconic pop art designs commemorating Woodstock to the 2013 unveiling of Max's design for the cruise ship Breakaway and the new Marilyn series.

Max has painted for five U.S. presidents, and his art is on display in presidential libraries and in U.S. embassies. He has been the official artist of five Super Bowls, the 2006 Olympics, the World Cup USA, the World Series, the U.S. Open, the Indy 500, the New York City Marathon and the Kentucky Derby.

Max emerged as a force in the art world from the Art Students League, alongside such artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Jackson Pollack, Cy Twombly and Norman Rockwell.

For information, visit www.gearygallery.com.