Peter Max at the New Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City

Wentworth Gallery at the newly opened Hard Rock did a Peter Max exhibit which was topped off today by a visit to the gallery by none other than Peter Max himself.

Some of the rules of the engagement re his personal appearance:

No cameras, no autographs, no photographs. that is ,of course, unless you made a purchase of one of the many paintings that were being shown.

Price range: $9,000 to $19,000 give or take....

There was one piece valued at 35 grand...

If  you bought a piece, you were given access and an opportunity for a photo and an autograph while the peasants looked on:

Here is a sampling of some his work that was on display and for sale:

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Comment by Ron Powell on July 7, 2018 at 4:57pm

It wasn't easy to get good shots of pieces in the exhibit that weren't spoiled by glare from the accent lighting...I did what I could to share a moment that some may view as out of character for me...

But, I want you to know that for the hour or so that I was there, I was the only black person in the room....

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on July 7, 2018 at 5:15pm

I know he is ARTEEST, but he is still a 1%-er scumbag.   Proof of that is that he only received a 2 month jail sentence and a ridiculously low fine for conspiracy to defraud the IRS and tax evasion.

If anybody else would have defrauded the IRS out of over $1,000,000 they would have gotten decades in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and penalties.  

(Roy Brown, a homeless, 77 y.o. guy who stole $100 to buy food and got a 15 year sentence, comes to mind)

Comment by Gawzamn Dionus on July 8, 2018 at 1:37am

great way to launder to money,,, buy an 'artwork' put it in a vault, document/insure it for th price paid and call it done... use it (price fetched) as collateral to get more loans to buy more shit, including land.

Comment by Ron Powell on July 8, 2018 at 4:23am

@GD; Yes and, of course, the wine was complimentary, your choice of red or white....

I drink very sparingly, so when I asked about a beverage which contained no alcohol, they looked at me as if I were a recovering alcoholic....

Comment by Anna Herrington on July 8, 2018 at 7:02am

As a kid, looking at Peter Max artwork was an excellent escape. My sister had Peter Max posters (and Woodstock and other 60s iconic posters, where did they go??) all over her walls.... and while I don't know much else about the guy, he is an avid supporter for the environment and animal rights which I appreciate.

I remember loving Yellow Submarine the film, too, as excellent childhood escape and I'm positive it was the art that isn't Peter Max at all yet has a similar vibe that drew me and so many in...

Thanks for the peek. Fun to see his work.

Comment by marilyn sands on July 8, 2018 at 6:20pm

It's the Art - not the Artist.  And, the memories of living in that decade.  Thanks for sharing, Ron.

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