New York: William Morrow & Co., 1970. Small Octavo. (15 cm. x 15 cm.) 30 pp. Unpaginated. ills. Laminated boards. Front board illustrated. Verso with photo reproductions of authors and text. Inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper and on the dedication page with the letter "S" within a heart. Very minor scuffing to verso. Fine. Item #170
The art of Peter Max is like a dream experienced during the daytime. Max's art, which heavily impacted the aesthetic of the Hippie movement of the 1960s became so popular that over time even his choice of happy, glowing color palette is associated with him. Like Andy Warhol, Peter Max was comfortable with commercialism. And like many young people in the 60s, became enamored with the practice of yoga and its teachings. Max became a devotee of Swami Satchidananda who in 1969, gave the opening message at Woodstock. The text of this little book, is based on the teachings of Swami Satchidananda's Master, Swami Sivananda, founder of the Divine Life Society. Max's art illustrates the philosophy and teachings of these two great Gurus with his own artistic cosmic awareness and psychedelic approach to color and dimension. Inscribed by Max. Also includes an endearing "S" within a heart on the dedication page.