Famed US artist donates artwork to help horses

Peter Max's Bobby 11 Freedom.
Peter Max’s Bobby 11 Freedom.

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.

Peter Max
Peter Max

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.

One thought on “Famed US artist donates artwork to help horses

  • March 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    That is so outstanding of Peter Max to help our nations wild horses! I am fed up with my government for allowing the BLM to do these brutal round ups where young colts die and horses are allowed to starve to death and go without drinking water and treated so inhumanely! Where wildlife workers can poison, use brutal traps where our wildlife slowly dies in the most inhumane way, and even bring their hunting dogs to rip a part and finish off the poor helpless animal while still in the inhumane painful trap while filming it so his face book buddies can watch it! And this wild life worker that you and I pay our taxes so he has a paycheck still has a job and did NOT even get his hand slapped for this! This kind of sick acts are going on right now folks in our national parks and public lands and we the people have no say anymore on how our wildlife is treated! I would love to see our wild horses allowed back on OUR public lands and the American grey wolf allowed to continue to be left on the endangered species list but special interest like Big Ag who control and own most of our so called conservative lawmakers don’t want that! Our law makers take care of special interest like Big Ag, Big Oil, and huge corporations not the common people that they work for! I’m 58 and when my grand children are my age I guarantee you our last wild places which includes OUR National Parks and many species of our wildlife will be gone if things don’t drasticly change! 🙁


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