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Peter Max G.E.M. Portrait Presented to Chinese Popstar

Throughout his historic artistic career, iconic Pop artist Peter Max has portrayed the biggest celebrities in the world from the Beatles to Taylor Swift. Now, the legendary painter has taken on a star from another continent: China’s pop princess G.E.M.

On December 4, guests and media joined aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas in Shanghai, China to watch Park West Gallery unveil Max’s eye-popping portrait of G.E.M. Max and G.E.M. donated the artwork to the China Foundation of Culture and Arts for Children. Proceeds will go toward artistic enrichment for children in impoverished areas of China.

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G.E.M. portrait by Peter Max

“Art and music are both universal languages which rise above all else to connect us as human beings,” Park West Gallery Executive Vice President of Sales Stoney Goldstein said. “Here, a bright shining star in the East meets a longtime legend of the West for a very special collaboration that will have an everlasting impact. Today, we all experienced something truly remarkable.”

The stunning portrait mimics the high energy of G.E.M.’s pop songs, pulling the viewer into the artwork like the catchy beat of her music. Max created the painting in his signature Pop art style with bright colors and bold brush strokes. The portrait was based off the singer’s latest album, “25LOOKS,” and features G.E.M. with a lollipop in front of her mouth.

Park West Gallery Vice President of Sales Stoney Goldstein unveils Peter Max painting with G.E.M.

Park West Gallery Vice President of Sales Stoney Goldstein unveils Peter Max painting with G.E.M.

“I’ve seen Peter Max’s work in galleries, and I loved his imaginary, bold and colorful art,” G.E.M. said. “It’s an honor to be involved, and I hope together we can all do something good for those less fortunate.”

As one of the best-selling female pop artists in Asia, G.E.M. — an acronym for Get Everybody Moving — is no stranger to the spotlight. The 25-year-old singer was named Asian Artist of the Year by Billboard in 2015 and has more than 300 million followers on social media. Even with G.E.M.’s impressive resume, the portrait from Peter Max stands out as a special thrill for the singer.

G.E.M. speaks to the media at Park West Gallery unveiling of Peter Max portrait.

G.E.M. speaks to the media at Park West Gallery unveiling of Peter Max portrait.

“I’m excited about being immortalized in a Peter Max painting, and having them unveiled in one of my most favorite cities,” G.E.M. said. “The strong feeling of connections might come from our childhood memories of the city.”

The two pop artists share a surprising childhood background. Max lived in Shanghai from 1938 to 1948, the same city where G.E.M. was born in 1991. Although he has painted some of the biggest celebrities of the century, Max says creating the portrait of G.E.M. was especially rewarding.

G.E.M. at unveiling of her Peter Max portrait in Shanghai.

G.E.M. at unveiling of her Peter Max portrait in Shanghai.

“I always paint while music blares in the background,” Max says. “Painting G.E.M. was a special thrill as she is extremely talented and we grew up in the same city—many years apart of course!”

View more artwork from Peter Max online or travel alongside Park West Gallery on more than 100 cruise ships.

Romero Britto Creates an Original Painting for Heroes of the Hemisphere in Miami

Pop artist Romero Britto lends his talent, energy and time to many philanthropic causes. Known for his bright colors, pop images and playful themes, Britto’s artwork reflects his unrestrained and optimistic point of view. Park West Gallery Artist Bios: Romero Britto >>
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Heroes of the Hemisphere, Romero BrittoWASHINGTON / (PRNewswire) — Internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Romero Britto will create an original work of art that will be auctioned at the Oct. 24 Heroes of the Hemisphere celebration in Miami, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) announced today.

“As an artist, it is my desire to share a vision of hope, happiness and beauty with the world,” says Britto. “PADF’s Heroes of the Hemisphere celebrates five people who have done extraordinary work to create a brighter future for the less fortunate among us. This piece is my way of contributing to their recognition.”

Always the artistic innovator, the Brazilian-born artist will unleash his brilliant, colorful style on the Heroes of the Hemisphere signature logo of a thumbprint and its tagline “Make Your Mark on Humanity.” While Britto’s canvas is on display at the Oct. 24 gala luncheon, a group of VIPs will be invited to place their own fingerprint on it to symbolize their personal “Mark on Humanity.”

Britto’s work will be auctioned to the public, with proceeds going to both PADF and the Romero Britto Foundation.

Heroes of the Hemisphere will celebrate five people from Cuba, Colombia, El Salvador and Haiti on Saturday, Oct. 24, in Miami. The program brings together 350 leaders from business, government, diplomacy, philanthropy and entertainment.

“Britto’s compassion for people aligns perfectly with our mission and the goal of the Miami program. We’re excited to have him associated with Heroes of the Hemisphere,” says PADF Board President Frank Gomez.

Britto’s art is on display in museums and sold in galleries around the world. In addition to his commercial success, Britto has been applauded for being an artistic activist. He donates artwork to more than 300 non-profit organizations each year. Britto lives and works in Miami.

About Heroes of the Hemisphere
PADF’s Heroes of the Hemisphere will be held on the Royal Caribbean International’s Liberty of the Seas, which will be docked at the Port of Miami. The Oct. 24 celebration is from 11am to 3:30pm.

Tickets are $350 each online at www.heroesofthehemisphere.org or (877)-909-HERO (4376). Seats are limited.

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