The de Young presents an exhibition of the work of Peter Max in conjunction with the community celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The exhibition features fifty works by Max. As a prolific, multi-dimensional artist and Pop art icon, Max continues to create colorful paintings and posters. The psychedelic imagery, bright color palette, and “Cosmic ‘60s style” of his works express the spirit of the Summer of Love.
In honor of the anniversary, Max will unveil two new posters in this exhibition: one commemorating the exhibition at the de Young and another celebrating the Summer of Love 40th Anniversary event in Golden Gate Park taking place September 2, 2007. The de Young’s exhibition and programs are in response to the Museum’s location in Golden Gate Park, the setting for many of the festivities in the summer of 1967 and for this year’s anniversary celebration. More information on the Summer of Love 40th Anniversary celebration: http://www.2b1records.com/summeroflove40th