World-renowned artist Peter Max has been named Official Artist for the 2012 Centennial Celebration, and has created the dynamic 2012 commemorative poster in his iconic style. His one-of-a-kind artwork captures the vivid experience and essence of the Festival, especially for the unprecedented five week celebration in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the gift of trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC.
“The inspiration behind my artwork for the Festival is simple – I have always loved when spring arrives and the cherry blossoms bloom.” - Peter Max
Since the late 1960s, Peter Max’s work has been an artistic symbol of American pop culture. His images form a scrapbook illustrating 40 years of Americana. Max’s imagination and vision can be found in over 100 museums and galleries throughout the world and on a variety of canvases, including the Berlin Wall and a Boeing 777 jumbo jet, currently in use by Continental Airlines. Max has painted portraits of numerous world leaders, including the last six U.S. Presidents, the Dalai Lama, and Mikhail Gorbachev. He has also been designated Official Artist of numerous international events, including six Grammy Award broadcasts, three World Fairs, and six Super Bowls.
Standard Poster Size - 18"x24"