The new Peter Max gallery, The Art of Meter Max, opened its doors in the Shops at Wailea last Friday. The artist is well known for revolutionizing the poster art industry in the 196o’s with his graphic, obtainable poster art. This is one of two galleries in the world dedicated to his art. The gallery is a few doors down from Ruth’s Chris Steak House on the second floor level. “We were open in Lahaina on Front Street for five years,” says manager David Haken. “That store closed down in late December 2010, and we are happy to relocate to Wailea.”
Robert Dye, General Manager of the Shops at Wailea says the new gallery makes seven total at the upscale shopping complex. “Peter Max has used color and canvas to capture some of the most iconic people, places and pop-culture moments of the past half-century,” he says. “To showcase his talent alongside our existing array of artists is an extraordinary honor for our center.”
Although known for his posters, the 1,225 square-foot gallery will be selling original oils and acrylics. Peter Max curates the pieces. “Maui is the most beautiful place on the earth,” Max says. “I have created the Maui Series to honor this beauty with nice colorful scenic images.” While Max will not be at the soft opening, plans are in the works for a Maui appearance. The pieces sell from $900 to $95,000.
The Art of Peter Max Gallery 808-495-0060