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Peter Max (American, born 1937) Umbrella Man Acrylic over Lithograph

Peter Max Umbrella Man – Mixed Media. This is a print that was painted by the artist. The print is approximately 24″x34″ and is matted and framed to total size of 36″x46″

This is your appraisal report, it has the following sections: Description and History, Appraisal Value (US$), How to sell it, and About the Valuation method. 

Description and history

This is an Acrylic Painting made over lithograph, titled Umbrella Man (1999), made by Peter Max (American, born 1937).

Peter Max is a multi-dimensional artist focused on contemporary events. When he left art school in the 1960s he began producing, “cosmic imagery. Max has had approximately forty museum shows internationally, and more than fifty gallery shows worldwide. His works appear in the prominent collections of many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Peter Max revolutionized art of the 60’s just as the Beatles transformed the music of the decade. As his expressionistic style evolved, becoming more sensuous and painterly, Max’s unique symbolism and vibrant color palette have continued to inspire new generations of Americans throughout the decades.

There are different variations of the colors scheme of this print, as a curiosity I attach a pic of another color scheme:

Appraisal Value ($)

– 25,0000-35,000$

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How to sell it

Art pieces are difficult to sell, you will need some time to find a buyer, so be patient!

To sell the items, I would recommend doing so through the internet. You have plenty of options, for instance:

– Ebay, Craiglist, Etsy, Facebook ads, Amazon marktplace

I would probably go ahead and take a couple of good pictures, like described here:

https://www.channelreply.com/blog/view/how-to-take-photos-for-ebay

Then I would use the provided description as a text to the ad, and an attractive ad title will make it.

There isn’t any special difference between selling it on Etsy, FB or Amazon. I would recommend to upload the same ad to at least two or three platforms. It will ensure a high visibility of the ad.

The asking price can be close to the value, it depends upon how fast you want to sell. In general, an agressive strategy of 20% price cut will work great, however it depends upon your specific location.

About the valuation method

To value this item I have considered the results from past auction sales. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from asking prices that you can find on the internet. You can see ads on the internet with different asking prices. However, a very high asking price doesn’t normally find cash from a buyer. 

That’s why our method comprises searching and comparing similar past sale results that had a buyer. That’s why we can provide an accurate estimation of this item.

For art pieces, remember that it isn’t the same a print, a limited edition print or an original art piece. If the artist can’t be identified, the value assigned corresponds to the quality and potential interest of the market for the painting. 

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