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Pop art icon Peter Max will pop up in Northport

Pop art icon Peter Max will pop up in Northport

Pop art icon Peter Max will pop up in Northport
June 01
08:30 2018

Pop art luminary Peter Max wants to clear the cosmic dust surrounding “Yellow Submarine,” the animated Beatles classic returning to theaters for a 50th anniversary showing in July.

Although Max, 80, was a friend of The Beatles, he says, “The art for ‘Yellow Submarine’ was created by German artist Heinz Edelmann. It was similar in some ways to my ’60s art but even more similar to Pushpin Studios artists Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast and John Alcorn.”

Max added, “My work in the ’60s was more related to the cosmos — stars, galaxies, planets, Cosmic Jumpers and flyers in swirling spacescapes. Their subjects were more flowers and rainbows.”

Long Islanders can see 120 of his works, including a collection of New York City landmarks, such as his vibrant “Statue of Liberty,” in the exhibit “Peter Max: The Retrospective 1960-2018” at LaMantia Fine Art Gallery in Northport through Sunday. Max, who will make a rare Long Island appearance at the gallery on Saturday and Sunday, recently answered questions about his career.

What excited you about the prospect of having an exhibition on Long Island?

Long Island has always been a special place to me, especially at this time of year as I’ve had summer houses on Fire Island and the Hamptons. I have so many friends and fans on Long Island. I had a wonderful one-man exhibition at the Nassau County Museum of Art. There were lines of people wrapped around the building waiting to get in.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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