US artist and pop culture icon Peter Max is donating an artwork to be auctioned off to raise funds for the Wild For Life Foundation Charity.
The commission by Max for a picture of the buyer’s choice will be auctioned off in a live auction at the Foundation’s Spring Benefit Reception this Saturday in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
Foundation president and founder Katia Louise said the charity was grateful for Max’s support.
“We are thrilled to offer this special opportunity for others who will be able to own a signature painting by Peter Max of themselves or their horse or even of their family and their horse together! It is wonderful to reconnect with Peter in a way that will help more lives to be saved,” she said.
“Peter is truly one of the world’s most talented artists whose philanthropic generosity has helped so many important causes.”
One of the USA’s most famous living artists, Peter Max is also a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and inspired many generations. He has painted for six US Presidents, and his art is on display in Presidential Libraries and US Embassies. From art that appeared on the first US 10-cent stamp bearing the title “Preserve the Environment,” to 235 US Border murals greeting millions of people entering America each year, Max seeks to capture themes of America at its finest in his art.
His history with the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) dates back to 2011, during early production on the acclaimed documentary film, Saving America’s Horses: A Nation Betrayed when Max first became an Honorary Board Member. Max later donated the image of Bobby 11 Freedom, a rescued New York Carriage Horse who was days from slaughter. The image of the portrait was forever immortalized through the international award winning film.
The Wild for Life Foundation has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide safe harbor for at risk wild and domestic equines. It also strives to provide equine assisted learning activities along with equine wellness and therapy programs to aid youth, active duty military and veterans, and others in need.
“I am so thankful that my art could be used in saving even one horse from any kind of cruelty. I am sincerely proud to have been a part of this great movie,” Max said.
“When the powerful and brilliant exposé, Saving America’s Horses, came to NYC, I learned that thousands of healthy vibrant horses are disappearing and suffering from criminal animal cruelty. This exposé has everything it takes to educate, engage and empower the public to effect social change but distribution is extremely expensive, resources are few, and there is limited funding,” says Max.
“WFLF rescue workers are working around the clock to break the cycle of animal cruelty for America’s horses and they need our help.”
For more information on the Spring Benefit Reception, see www.WildForLifeFoundation.org.