Grody To The Max

Meet a pop art legend

Many of you no doubt know pop artist Peter Max from his work on famous '60s counter-culture posters and modern postage stamps. Dude's famous. In the captions for a recent Newsweek slideshow of his late '60s work, he recalls a time when he went out for some late-night Indian food in New York City: "Nearly everyone was gone except one guy in the back," he says. "It was Ravi Shankar, the very famous sitar player. There was also a guy with long hair. The guy that turns around with the long hair is George Harrison. I sat down with him. Shankar had to leave to get some sleep...Harrison and I sat there till 4:30 in the morning and talked about swamis and gurus and how we wanted to change the world." And then he went home, smoked a roach and drew a heart about it. Way to go, man. The Legendary Peter Max appears 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the space formerly occupied by the Gerald Peters Gallery, 2913 Fairmount St., where he'll be available to sign any work you might purchase, you rich, aging hippie, you. Call 1-888-512-8385.
Sat., Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 5, 12-3 p.m., 2008

 
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