"Well, if things get very tight, we can always unload our Peter max collection."

Real Estate Agent with Land Pro Real Estate, Inc. 168366

Hard times are here...to stay? 


It was the summer of 1980 when I received in the mails with no return address a newspaper clipping of a cartoon drawing from the Detroit Free Press with a heading "Guindon's Detroit". It depicted an older couple in their kitchen when one says "Well, if things get very tight, we can always unload our Peter max collection."


I had joined the Artists Peter Max's staff earlier that year while I was living in New Your City. The cartoon did not mean a whole lot to me then even though economic times were hard.


Now, thirty years later, I am having to sale part of my collection to make ends meet.  Speaking to Realtors® all over the United States, I am hearing from those that are left  in similar situations.


What is our Government doing to us? How long can their insane decisions being made continue? What can I do about it? What is next?


My long time friend and mortgage broker stated to me last week that he had made four mortgages since January. One of my commercial builders told me yesterday that by this time next year 50% of the commercial builders in the state will disappear. One of our local grading companies just lost a $4,000,000 project to grade a tract for a new school and the county cancelled the project due to lack of available funds.  I can continue on, but I am sure you are hearing the same things where you are.


So, I have decided to part with some of my Peter Max collection to hopefully bridge the gaps between closings which are fewer and fewer.


Let me know if you are interested or know of someone who may be.












Unfortunately it is that time.

Peter Max Original Ink Drawing/s


I had the privilege of working for Peter 1980 to 1984. Peter is constantly drawing, but has never really sold many of his original pen and ink works. You will not find his drawings for sale. See www.pertermax.com


Created in 1987 although not dated, I witnessed their creation.


The art surface is 6" X 9 1/2" simply matted and framed in stained oak.


Drawn in black ink on Arches paper and gently stroked with acrylic blend.


" Zero and Friend"




"Flying Angel"




"Sail Boat"




"Lady and Umbrella Man"





$3,500.00 each or $10,000.00 for all four


Great investment


Past sales have yielded up to $10,000.00+ per drawing.



Call me if you are or know someone who may be interested.


336 669 1405









Comments (1)

German Panzica
Centerline Homes - Vero Beach, FL

Hey Lou,

I'm sorry to hear the bad news.  Keep your head high and those arms swinging until it turns around. 

I have a friend here in Florida who works for an art dealer and he is specialized in Peter Max etchings.  Let me know if you would like to get in touch with him.  Good luck!

Jun 11, 2010 04:25 AM