Author(s): Peter Max
As instantly recognizable as Peter Max's artwork is, his life story has not been told, in his own words, until now. Here, for the first time, Peter Max details the large and small brush strokes of his life's journey. In fifty intimate essays, Max muses on a variety of thematic subjects, all the while telling his life story - from his birth in Berlin to a childhood spent in Shanghai to his odyssey to New York City, his subsequent ascension into the celebrity - filled artworld of the 1960s, and beyond. In each essay, Max relates intimate details of his life as they relate to the nature of creativity, and reveals how he has been able to see art in the everyday - and how you can, too. Vibrant artwork, some of which have never been seen before, accompanies the essays, providing an illuminating, colorful look into the inspired life and times of Peter Max.