Thursday, July 05, 2007

Peter Max

Meeting Peter Max was probably one of the greatest highlights of my life so far. I remember being at his studio, admiring Flag With a Heart among other heart motif paintings he was doing at the time, and what an intense, yet warm, presence he had. Aside from being tall, dark and handsome, he was also very nice. He'd shared a little bit about his memories of China where he had spent his formative years. One thing I won't forget is how he'd said he never knew the difference between himself and "his people", and how he still doesn't see such differences between humans in general. The great psychedelic artist famous for (correction: The Beatles Yellow Submarine is often attributed to him but was actually done by Heinz Edelmann) and a section of the Berlin Wall has always been ahead of his time. Visit Peter Max's official site at