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Peter Max to exhibit in Charleston
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Painting by Peter Max.

Charleston, SC – Legendary artist Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at the Karis Art & Design Gallery at the Kress Building in Charleston on April 28 and 29; the world famous artist will make two very special appearances at the gallery on Saturday, April 28 from 7-10 p.m., and Sunday, April 29 from Noon to 3 p.m.

The exhibition will present Max's newest works, and coincides with a donation of Max’s custom Baldwin Baby Grand piano, which was given to Ringo Starr. The piano, which is signed by both Starr and Paul McCartney was auctioned off at this year’s MusicCares dinner honoring Paul McCartney on Feb. 12, the day prior to the Grammy Awards.

Peter painted the piano for Beatle Ringo Starr when he visited Peter's studio a few years ago. Recently, Ringo called Peter to suggest they donate the piano to MusiCares, whose mission is to help musicians in need. The piano sold for $175,000.

Peter Max was to art what The Beatles were to music. As The Beatles sang of the surreal characters in Sergeant Pepper, Max's bold beautiful colors painted a world of cosmic fantasy.

The Karis Gallery in Charleston welcomes all Peter Max enthusiasts and collectors. Exhibit previews begin Thursday, April 26, and the exhibit extends through Sunday afternoon, April 29.

Artwork is available for acquisition and all appearances are open to the public, with Meet the Artist receptions on Saturday, April 28th from 7-10 pm and Sunday, April 29th from 12 noon-3 pm. RSVP’s are requested:

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About Peter Max:

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 has been successively called a Pop Icon, Neo Fauvist, Abstract Expressionist and the United State's "Painter Laureate." The artist has the distinct honor of painting the last seven Presidents of the United States and the world's best loved celebrities, among them the young sensation Taylor Swift. This exhibit features paintings of the magnificent PGA favorites: celebrity portraits, the iconic images of the Earth Day Series, the Statue of Liberty, Max’s famous “Flag” pieces, “Umbrella Man” and the prestigious 10 Cent Stamp bearing the title “Preserve the Environment”. There will also be presentations of never-before-seen celebrity portraits.

For more information about Peter Max, America’s most well-known and most collected artist, go to

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