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#FreePeterMax

Alex Lehnen

"Free Peter Max."

Kimberly Howard

"My heart aches for Mr. Max and his family. There are too many victims of unscrupulous guardians."

Janis Tester

"Peter Max doesn’t deserve to be cut off from everyone."

Tanner Enlow

Certified SC Police Officer

Carmen Kaouk

"Advocate for victims of abusive guardianships. My mother was a victim of guardianship."

Lynn Kimmel

"Have always loved his artwork from the time I was a child. I am 61 now."

Craig Tyson Adams

"Free Peter Max! No one should be forced to reject family and loved ones."

David Collins

"To Free Peter Max."

Jeff Brooks

"One who brought so much joy to this life deserves love, comfort, and quiet dignity in his last days."

Susan McGraw Keber

"Enough - daughter must retain her care for her father- not a lawyer. Peter’s common law wife, Rosie Vela is a friend - this is cruelty and unjust- financial depletion of Peter’s estate is corrupt."

Zoe Stevenson

"We must stand together for family and for freedom."

Abigail Surasky

"Right this wrong for an icon, a father, a husband."

Madeleine Colleran

"He does not deserve to go this way."

Marie Webster

"Peter Max is my all-time favorite artist. I want him to be cared for by his loving daughter, Libra Max, not in isolation, by strangers. God bless Libra and Peter Max."

David Tessler

"Human decency."

Thomas Hoffman

"He is a great man!"

Beverly Fink

Michelle LaRose

Concert Photographer

Alexandra Cohen

Anthony Daubar

"Peter Max is inspiration to all artists. This treatment he's receiving is inhumane."

Lissa Shields

"He should live out the rest of his life the way he sees fit!"

Leah Raher

"This is a human rights crime!"

Kathryn Kleineick

"I care!"

Catherine Positino

Erin Van Vuren

Eugene Rodriguez

"I can't imagine locking up such an inspirational icon that has done so much for the world. I believe in human rights and family intervention."

Shirley Bignell

"He deserves to be treated with dignity & away from these horrible suppressive people."

Jennifer Mohawk

Patti Depinto

"Free Peter Max."

Matthew Dussell

"This is pure evil and needs to be stopped!"

Stacy McDonald

"I do not feel that this guardianship is in the best interests of Mr. Max."

Adam Foster

"Guardianship is extremely restrictive and appears to be more about charging exorbitant fees rather than improving the life of Mr. Max."

Rebecca Coley-Baker

"Dignity for all. Peter has joined those targeted by systemic corruption and abuses within guardianship cases. These laws need anti-corruption components, but while we work on those revisions, we can Free Peter Max today."

Marie Wernicke

Actress, Model

Kitty Hanson

LMHC

Sharon Inserro

"This must stop with these type legal BS."

Brandon Jenkins

"I'm a big fan of Peter's, since the early '70s when my Dad gave me the paper airplane paperback book. I'm also an artist!"

Ann Solch

"Justice for Peter Max."

Allison Kaplan

"To ensure that Peter can live in an environment that is conducive to his well being."

Laurie Feldman

Chad Joseph

U.S. Army (Retired)

Beth Slabaugh

Factory Worker

Caleb Griggs

Business Owner

Brandi Samples

"No one should be held prisoner like this. Absolutely should be with his family."

Paula Flack

"No one should be under these controls. It is inhumane and a total dereliction of any duty assigned to the person given guardianship. End all guardianship and find a better way to support people who need help."

Sharon Terzian

"I met him years ago, this is unjust and cruel."

Jack Fletcher

"Free Peter Max! Thank you Shep Gordon for spreading the word."

Valeria Mathis

"I'm an artist. I respect the elders. Greedy hands will meet karma."

ConnieJean Baatz

"Peter Max was influential to an impressive young girl 50 + years ago, so this makes me very sad. #FreePeterMax"

Kathryn McIntyre

"This legal theft and taking away persons civil rights needs to be stopped!!! Its inhumane!These people should be ashamed of themselves!!!!"

Donna Manzi

Freedom Fighter

Ricco DiStefano

Caleb Hickman

Teresa Sena

"In support of this man and his family, who has obviously ad much trauma in his life, to be returned to his dignity and those who love him."

Julie Mendelsohn

Philip Cothran

"Justice."

Adam Sobel

Paul Myers

Author, Podcaster

Heather Thomson

Brandi Veil

Maria Alvarez

"Human rights, solidarity."

Kayanna Tompkins

"Peter deserves peace."

Ashley Groussman Arnold

William Swenson

"Free Peter Max."

Jill Straka

"I've had a loved one with Alzheimer's. The treatment of Peter is cruel."

Chris Lister

Creative Director

Mike Oran

Michelle Mahon

"Peter should be surrounded by those he loves and love him back."

Lisa Woods

Nina Sahim

Heather Holland

Kristin Feehan

"Free Peter Max! He should be with his family!"

Jennifer Herrera

Music Executive
"Guardianship abuse should not be tolerated."

Juli Leber

"#FreePeterMax and family is everything!!!"

Bruce Braun

"Compassion."

Doreen Barefoot

Christina Gordon

"Peter Max deserves to be free of predatory guardianship."

Jason Nott

"He deserves freedom."

Jessica Im

"It’s the right thing to do."

Dan George

"A man's freedom iand dignity is his right. Peter deserves his."

Karen Pendergrass

"I love his work/art."

Stephen Holding

"Free Peter Max from this horrendous treatment."

David Spitz

Dave Ockun

Owner - Platinum Road
"What is happening to Peter is wrong in every regard. The system is failing him. Adding my signature to this letter to save Peter."

Tamera Waltman

Advanced Practice Nurse, RN MSN
"This case is tragically akin to the case of Michael Nesmith the composer and musician. There are many elements in common including isolation and abuse. He was finally able to escape his "caregiver" , but was too weakened and succumbed to illness barely 7 weeks later."

Kelly Kole

Salesperson
"Appalling and pure greed!!"

Philip Spinelli

"I've known Peter for 40 years from my NYC days and meet with him every time he is in town."

Kevin Bartlett

President at Aural Gratification, Inc

Susan McGraw-Keber

"Rosie Vela is a friend. PETER’s daughter should not be kept away from her father nor should Rozzi. While lawyers are being paid to oversee the estate it is being suctioned and bringing nothing but a heartache to those who love him. Let PETER have his family and the woman he loves be with him."

John Bolton

Renee Finberg

"Grandmother suffered the same illness."

Kathy Garcia

"A daughter should be able to see their father and know how they are doing health wise, not a stranger. This is not correct. This is conservatorship abuse!!! Let Libra see her father before it’s too late! #FREEPETERMAX"

Anne Lusby-Denham

"I have heard too many situations of abuse of elders and their families in cases of guardianship. Peter Max and his daughter need to be released from this since it appears that financial and emotional abuse are taking place. It is hard enough experiencing dementia but for these abuses in guardianship to be legal is an extreme injustice to the person and their family. It needs to be stopped!"

Waters Breedlove

Reverend
"As a young child, I was inspired by the art of Peter Max. Winning my first art award at age 5 was a direct result of the impact of the Mr. Max. His strokes of color opening the mind and eyes of a young girl who has admired him her whole life. We do not live our lives to have those same colors diminished as we grow older. Mr. Max is a symbol. A symbol of hope, endurance, free thought, creativity, and self worth. It's long past time the courts give that back to him while he is still with us to share him once against with his family, and the world."

Clair O’Shea

Rhoda Smith

"I believe in Peter and family including Rosie Vela to save his life!"

Janet Wolfman

Gil Nevo

"Peter Max's art inspires me to this day. There is nothing more evil in this world than locking up creativity, self expression, and the right to do so. Creativity will win. Let's go."

Christina Hatherly

"Ally for justice and freedom for Peter."

Vincent Cheung

Jo-Ann Orlinsky

Art Lover, Owner of a Numbered Print

Nirmala Heriza

Author
"Since late 60’s longtime friend and mutual disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda. Please Restore Peter’s mental, physical Spiritual health and well being. Reunite him with his beloved family, friends and cats."

Cherie Kanz

"Peter deserves his freedom and his own choices. I just pray that Peter can be Free!!"

Manny Katz

Dear Lifelong Friend

Linda Levin

"I am ashamed of our legal system. Peter Max deserves & needs his life & his rights as a human being back. In a "free" country this should never have happened. Period. This is nothing more than total corruption & abuse in the name of money. He must be allowed to be freed from this prison and taken care of by those that love him."

Mary Bautista

Ret. Congressional Aide
"He should be allowed to spend his last days with his daughter. Review the billing. He has a loving daughter that is committed to his health and wellbeing."

Robert Panza

"<3 Peter Max <3"

Donna Mazza

Founder of The Frank V DiPillo Foundation

Elaine Spencer

"IT'S DIABOLICAL WHAT IS HAPPENING TO HIM!!"

Roseann Calise

"This shouldn't happen to anyone anywhere. I remember Peter Max work in the 70's especially. He deserves to spend his remaining time with loved ones doing what he loves."

Leslie Clayton

"I have a small collection of his art that me and my family enjoy everyday. He deserves to be surrounded by the love of his family."

Mark Bishop

"I have been a huge fan for years. I have many of his paintings and feel like this is a huge injustice."

Cathy Joiner

"Was awestruck whike walking through the Atlanta Gallery. At 63 my heart still flutters when seeing his paints. Please give him back to his family and fans."

Tom Baker

"Peter, since the 70’s has been my favorite artist. And what they are doing to him is criminal! I’m praying for intervention for his release. I wish I could do more."

Wally Hartman

Friend

Jeffrey B. Finowitz

"Peter’s work is a marvel. All the best to him and his children."

Betty Otten

"Everyone should be allowed to live out their life in dignity and safety and be lovingly cared for."

Christina Russo

"I loved his art work on the albums my parents had, who were big Beatles fans. Let the old man be FREE."

Judith Phillips

"I partially read some of the affidavits. I see his daughter listed who cannot see her daddy. This is a shame for something like this to take place on a helpless human. This wouldn't be court mandated to happen to a dog in America."

Anthony Woodson

"Collector - Max’s artwork is transformational, exploring our inner soul. Amazing artist that deserve quality of life."

Jack Constant

Writer
"Peter Max is a brilliant celebrated cultural icon and deserves to be with his family and friends."

Elvira Chanlatte

David Soloff

"Support for Peter to get him out of this guardianship."

Paul Griffitts

Sympathy/Empathy

Philip Spinelli

"This is fraud."

Kelly Wright

"Peter needs to be with his family….I lost my dad to Alzheimer’s it’s something only family and friends can help with."

Debora Dickinson

Peter Max Collector

Laurie Colacchio

Kim Sisk

"This is just so wrong. He is a cultural icon of my generation. People with dementia should not be exploited by anyone."

Amber Stubbs-Aydell

"Everybody deserves for their voice to be heard."

Hillary Bloom

"This is so wrong. The man has POA's that clearly spell out who and how he should be cared for. If this is ignored and instead strangers are given authority over him, that is such a mismanagement of justice and is illegal and immoral. His legal documents should not be ignored and should be followed. This is a total outrage. Keeping this man in isolation from his family and friends."

Shireen Swagel

"Compassion and outrage at abuse of power."

Susan Fitoussi

Fan

Pat Jaynes

"Let his loving family take care of him, Let this man GO..."

Anne Milcetic Jordan

"Have a sister about to have her grandchildren removed as guardians. She will lose all her rights."

Gregory Paul Smith

"Huge fan and very concerned! I just found out about this!"

Marlayne Bellenson

"Peter deserves to be treated like the incredible human that is is, not a caged prisoner of bureaucracy."

Joyce W.

"Signing due to corruption within system."

Caitlyn Larkin

Morally Obligated

Patricia Lacy

"Father was a WWII veteran and victim of conservatorship abuse. He was tortured and died and entire estate confiscated."

Steven LaForest

"I have a framed Peter Max print of Taylor Swift’s Speak now, signed by Taylor Swift, reads ” thanks a million” with her signature and signed heart. I will list on Reverb.com the musician website and bring attention to this matter by listing for a million - thanks a million, with a link to this and Peter’s and Taylor’s video of making the print ❤️"

Cynthia Hind

Founder of VOICE of Michigan
"Our family was victimized by the System. Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Lydia was murdered by the System."

Jennifer Ramos

"I want Peter to live his life in happiness not isolation."

Erika Stevens

"Elder abuse must stop! The fact that this country allows its citizens to be used & abused is atrocious. The court system must be held accountable."

Denise Massrey

Bryan Kennedy

"As this case and Britney Spears case has made clear, the laws of guardianship need to be changed. Assigning a guardian who is a guardian in perpetuity with no oversight by any sort of independent body, only that of the judge that assigned the guardian, is a recipe for abuse (physical, emotional, financial). Transparency currently exists only between the guardian and the court with family and other loved ones being left in the dark."

Angelo Serrano

"Justice."

James Longley

Susan Moore

"As an artist, I understand how the horror of having your personal freedoms taken would be excruciatingly unbearable."

Ingrid Hudson

"Unjustified Cruelty."

Sue Tait Porcaro

"Against cruelty."

Joseph McCallister

"I am the caretaker for my own 93-year-old mother who is living with Alzheimer's/dementia. Isolation and overmedicating will only accelerate and worsen the condition. Isolation from family and friends is the worst step that can be taken and will seriously damage an individual's mental health and outlook. I hope the courts will consider these factors and provide a healthier arrangement for Peter and his family."

Mark Cooper

"I love Peter Max!!!!"

Maraber Florencia

"Free Peter Max. He is being held against his will. Just to so they can take his money."

Joseph Kramer

"I am a life-long fan and admirer of Peter Max, and believe he is being unjustly isolated, financially exploited, and psychologically abused."

Michele Sims

Beverley Cote

"The idea of 'professional guardianship' is completely repugnant, that people who are only in it for the money can be given complete control over another's decisions without including the family of those under guardianship is unbelieveably cruel."

Virginia Bernhardt

"He is being held against his will."

Patricia Sebert

"Inhumane torture of a gentle artist"

Donna Gardena

"Free Peter Max."

Debbie Bitker

"This should not be happening. He should not be forced to live like this. Peter should be able to spend the time he has left with his family and frineds."

Andi Tillman

Friend of Peter

Malcolm Lowry

Art Enthusiast

Aleesa Haro

"Experiencing my own probate court nightmare. People don't believe these things until it happens to them - if they are even aware it is happening."

Charlie Mylod

"He is one of many victims of Unconstitutional Guardianship Fraud by corrupt doctors, lawyers and judges."

Kyle Gorman

"Please free Peter, before it’s too late🙏🏻!"

Robert Rootenberg

Attorney

Katie Flynn

"As a long time fan and supporter of Peter Max, I am signing this on behalf of his freedom, which he so desperately deserves."

P. Farrell

"Love his work and endless talent."

Sabine Klinger Klinger

Thomas Molloy

Chef

Samantha Bellina

"Long time fan who has met Peter max numerous times. This is just not right! No person should be kept from their family and friends who love him so much."

Mia Edwards

Artist
"Because it's the right thing to do, it's the only thing to do! What if it were your family? If it were my family I don't know what I would do so please help this family to be reunited because who knows when we're next? #dowhatsright. #freepetermax"

Tricia Reed

Renee Bindler

"His loving family should be making these decisions and keep his dignity."

Kam Mcphail

"Worried about. His health and his freedom."

Daisy Ospina

"The only and right thing to do is let him be with his family. His early years as a holocaust survivor and now this? I pray for him, his family and friends."

Meredith Rokosz

"The inhuman treatment of Peter Max needs to end."

Lisa Dunn

Writer/ Artist
"I disagree with the inhumane conditions Peter is being treated in right now. Let him end his life with dignity and around those that know and love him. I had individuals take advantage of my grandfather this way and used him for his money."

Leticia Molera

"No person should ejd their life alone without their loved ones near. This is kidnapping."

Jill Solomon

"Elder abuse MUST STOP!"

Miriam Macko

"Please give him back his human right to be with his family and continue being an artist!"

Shari Hall

"Justice for Peter Max and his family. Hoping the law and legislation will change in the future for other Alzheimer’s, seniors, and celebrities."

Julia Schrade Bechen

"Fan & admirer since 70s. Met him several times. He is a beautiful soul."

Sara Tekula

Irvin Gelb

Talent Manager, Collector, Friend

Natalia Foroutan

Jonathan French

Andy Mendelsohn

Manager

Scott Stevens

Darren Boyd

Marti Frederiksen

Songwriter, Producer

Terri Rohrer

"Peter’s (and everyone’s) dedicated family has the right to remain together without unwanted government interference."

Dan Gottlieb

Mark Mazz

"Got to support Peter!"

Lisa Palmer

Collector

Charlie Palmer

Chef, Friend

Cory Zechmann

Clive Bates

"Free Peter Max to his daughter."

Ann Adair

"Please allow Peter Max to live free, and be cared for by the people of his choice, and have access to the protections of the US Constitution. Being imprisoned and isolated due to an Illinois is a punishment no one deserves."

Jami Grey

"This travesty of justice should be overturned. Peter should be allowed to return to the loving embrace of his family."

Haleh Beroukhim

Shir Samari

"This man deserves to have his final days spend with his loved ones and not to be taken advantage of by money hungry attorneys. The legal system is set up to be so convenient for money hungry attorneys and politicians and has no regard for the life of loving, caring souls in this world. Give him his right to life."

Kietti Gantt

"Free Peter."

Maggie Tyler

"This man should be with his family not strangers."

Mercedes Kent

Elizabeth Stoner

"Humanity."

Jason R

Sarah Lingbeck

"Free Peter Max."

Lisa Rainbows

Friend of Shep

Christopher Leyva

Musician, Songwriter
"Everyone deserves dignity a family, and to be able to die a proper death around those who love him the most, no one deserves to lose their rights no matter how honorable or despicable. Human greed is the misfortune we all have to live with but a man deserves to live his last days in love and warmth and affection which is a human right! And financial abuse is a real problem that happens its bad alone when its family but complete strangers it sickens my stomach after the life this man has lived with so much tragedy let his freedom be the reward and may his soul finally get the peace it has craved."

Patricia Friedman

Entertainment Industry Producer
"I knew Peter and his then Girlfriend Suzin in the and many of my friends are close to him now. He's such a wonderful person...his treatmeant is just unacceptable.."

Lee Stollman

Producer, Manager

Tina Lamb

"To free Peter Max from a guardianship that is robbing him of his money and time spent with family and friends."

Lawrence Blenden

Ray Gibeau

"Enjoyed his art! Sad to hear he’s fallen through the cracks of advantage takers."

Arthur Rosato

Suzan McGovern

Health Lawyer, Artist
"Peter Max is a truly gentle unique man. I worked with him in his gallery when he was the World's Fair Artist. If even half of what is being reported about his current isolation is true then it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment for one so undeserving."

Tamra Staab

"The hypocrisy of equating this imprisonment with “care” is egregious! This needs to go to the highest court possible for Mr. Max & his family to live life together peacefully. I can’t believe that a law firm hasn’t pursued this aggressively (and maybe they have) but I’m appalled by and embarrassed it’s happening in our country."

Rita Starnella

Colorist
"Horrific and cruel!!!!!"

Maureen Dauphinee

Artist
"As a young child, I was inspired by the art of Peter Max. Winning my first art award at age 5 was a direct result of the impact of the Mr. Max. His strokes of color opening the mind and eyes of a young girl who has admired him her whole life. We do not live our lives to have those same colors diminished as we grow older. Mr. Max is a symbol. A symbol of hope, endurance, free thought, creativity, and self worth. It's long past time the courts give that back to him while he is still with us to share him once against with his family, and the world."

Laura White

"Rescuing Peter Max."

John Goldacker

Friend of Peter’s

Mary Compton

"Compassion for Mr. Max and his situation. No one should be held against their will."

Sivan Sharr Binyamini

"He escaped the Nazis so may he be free."

Becky Akromis

"Justice for Peter Max and our corrupt system needs to change."

Walt Pitt

"My mother has Alzheimer’s, and I travel a path to see her 6 days a week."

Jamie Bierman

"For mental diseases that take too many of our loved ones from us too soon— especially while they are still living."

Kelly Stevens

"Humanitarian…….there is no reason that anyone who has brought such joy and beauty to the world, should have to suffer in their declining years! Praying that he is extricated from this horrible guardianship and reunited with his family."

Isa Lorenzo Brocket

Family Friend

Marie Lowe Wernicke

Actress, Model

Kathrine McCall

"Peter always spoke lovingly about Libra. Please let him be with his loved ones and friends."

Susan Livesey

"Peter is loved by so many! We all stand together and demand the freedom from elder abusive guardianship to live with his daughter Libra!"

Daniel Packar

Albert Fisher

Television Producer and Director, Lifelong Close Friend Since 1965

Fiona Walsh

"This is appalling treatment for any human."

Kim Bastian

Artist
"Free Peter Max. The way he is being treated is undignified."

Denn Vetta

"Every human should be surrounded by those they love."

Paula Dory

"Peter deserves to be treated better."

Laurie Gabriel

"I care about the health and well-being of this wonderful artist."

Tim Fogarty

Artist
"This inspirational man needs his real family and his life back. Free this man! Stop the isolation and malevolent control!"

Angela Peters

Peter is a favorite artist of mine. Absolutely nobody should be treated this way. Seems like his family is perfectly able to care for him

Alexandra Elliott

Art Collector, Friend, Activist for Constitutional Rights
"Peters rights are being violated. He has a family who loves him and can care for him the government it’s only stealing from him under the guise of protection."

Jodie Fitzgerald-Burke

"Peter Max should be allowed to see and be loved by his blood family."

Benjamin Clayton

"He should be with his family."

David Rubert

"Worried for Peter Max."

Donna Benjamin

"Compassion and respect."

Michael Simms

"Peter's treatment is horrific at the hands of the government somehow."

Maria Romero

Sr. Project Engineer/Space Force General Counsel
"Guardianship is human trafficking and human slavery. This must stop!"

Demi Robbins

"Because he deserves to be with his family and this is Illegal."

Christine Muller

Susan Acs

"Loved his artwork from the 70’s."

Christian McAnally

Advocate for Justice

Sherron Carter

"I’ve seen this horrible disease take loved ones. They all deserve to be surrounded by loved ones."

Adair Gellman

"This is not acceptable. Return him to his family and cats."

Brenda Knepper

Artist
"Conservatorship abuse must end."

Marshall Walsdorf

"Need for change."

Catherine Stratton

Mail Carrier
"It should be up to his family! I’m dealing with my sister having dementia right now, & our family will 100% support her husband through this!"

Touri Strick

Artist
"Peter Max should be with his family and not with a person who is taking his money and abusing him because he is ill."

Kelly Robinson

"I’ve met Peter Max a few times I’ve given away his prints on the Radio many times always felt blessed. Please Let Peter be with his family."

Helen Pantuso

"This is nothing more than state sanctioned robbery. The Guardian is getting wealthy from stealing the assets Peter worked so hard to amass. This must end!"

Erin McGee

Heidi Voorhies

"My mother did my bedroom in Peter Max decor in the 70’s. Always loved him."

Jilnar Mansour

"I love Peters art."

Kelly Keith

Admirer

Melanie Fantus

Collector and Longtime Fan

Sarah Stob

Licensed Masters Social Worker
"It is wrong to deprive people of their loved ones. The family needs to be free to work on their relationship. Humans are social creatures, they need friends and family."

Tatiana Costa

Humanitarian

Michele Brown

Joe Witness

"I feel bad for Peter, his people that were creating and selling forgeries should be jailed!!"

Samantha Brown

"This Is Guardianship Abuse."

Gary Delgrosso

Friend, Co-worker

Lana Conroy

"I love his art, his inspiring life story, I love his character."

Erik Stoffel

Longtime Collector

Carl Piontkowski

"Mother was a victim."

Amy Linton

"It's tragic that someone who has contributed so much beauty to our world and made an indelible mark on pop culture should suffer such a fate instead of being celebrated in his later years. Good luck reuniting him with his family!"

Steven Solomon

Artist
"Because I feel strongly about his freedom."

Sherri Adams

"Peter Max should have access to his daughter Libra."

Renee Thomas

Michelle Harris

Documentary Producer

Mark Spiegler

Artist
"Peter Max was a major influence on me growing up during the 1960's and '70's. I've often cited his brilliant colors and compositions as one of the top 3 artists that gently nudged my own lifelong path that led me to become an artist and pursue my own love of all things creative and to be socially positive and conscious of each of us recognizing our part in life to be part of the solution, not part of the problem in life and on this earth...Peter showed me that our dreams are valid possible and beautiful. Signing this letter is the least I can do to help him and in my own small way show my support for everything he has given to me in my life. This injustice imprisoning Mr. Max needs to be corrected!!! Peace and Love."

Victoria Blackwood

"The tragedy."

Lynne Kelly

"Where is the humanity? Peter deserves his dignity. He needs to have his Family and Friends around him. He needs to have access to his art studio to express his creativity. Greed is the root of all evil. Free Peter Max. 💙"

Manuel Servin

"As an artist myself I've met Peter a couple of times in NYC and can attest to his kindness and generosity. I came across this post in fb precisely wanting to know how he was. It's sad and outrageous he's been abused like this. I wish his situation can resolve in his best interest! 🙌🏻 Blessings to a great artist!"

Tina Giambanco

"Alzheimer’s rights advocate and philanthropist. Peter Max admirer."

Liza Pavelich

"Peter Max is a genius who deserves to live the rest of his life without being exploited."

Michele Doron

"No one should have to be subjected to this treatment!"

Gayle Goodman

"Release Peter Max from private guardianship."

Brenda Samowski

"Peter should be free to be with his friends and family. I believe in freedom and equal rights for all people."

Marcus Wiggins

Attorney
"I remember his work as youngster and being a big fan. Everyone deserves to have a say in their own health care and family should be permitted to be involved. Strangers with no relationship to him should have no say in his life."

Jan Norris

"Because this is so wrong!"

Danny James

"In his last years he should be cared for by his family and allowed to be free to express himself."

Debra Hegdahl

Lifelong Fan

Jimbo Marzano

"This sounds horrible!"

Denise Greve

Samantha Dussell

"My mother is also a victim of a fraudulent guardianship."

Kathleen Juergens

Dr. Rick Reed

"Peter Max is a national treasure to all. He should be treated as such with dignity and respect. His isolation and mistreatment is criminal and exasperates his condition further."

Adrienne Moumin

"This story horrifies me."

Jill Gotlieb

"Free Peter Max."

Lawrence Bernard

Peter Max Collector

Maria Romero

"Being controlled by strangers is not what anyone wants. Attorneys just want Peter's money to get rich."

Charles McGarry

Attorney

Erika Echo Stearns

Artist/Musician

Susan Miller

Geriatric Social Worker
"This is inhumanity at its worst! This man requires immediate medical evaluation, emergency removal from current guardians until proper litigation can be sought and justice being given to this man . The guardians should also be tried for criminal activity as well as an investigation into the judicial system that has allows this atrocity to occur and continue!"

Jamie Ramsay

Michael Raymond

Ordained Minister, Human Rights Advocate

Lakita Wilson

A Mother Dealing with Guardianship

Kathy Ward

"Give this man back his life, to his family. how did this happen. :-("

Russell Simpson

"Each person needs to be cared for with love."

Stephen Pattillo

Collector & Admirer

Vicki Cole

"This is cruel and unusual punishment. Let the man be with his family!"

Jennifer Spangler

"I have seen guardian abuse their position for profit."

Britany Ali

Designer/Art Curator
"This is appalling & I cannot believe any court would allow this to any human being. Mr. Max must be remanded to his daughter so he can be treated with love & dignity. This is sickening & I don't know why mainstream media has not picked up this story & gotten help my father knew Peter & I've always loved his work .this is so wrong please stop this now!"

Kelly Townsend

"Lifelong fan. Just heard from a gallery owner in San Francisco today and Peter story. I am heartbroken!"

Anita Miller

"This is an injustice that must be addressed. Please release Mr. Max’ from this guardianship and into the care of his family."

Tanya Balbi

Kevin Mazz

"Peter Max should not be held hostage."

Andrea Santos

"Free Peter Max Now."

Matthew Maglione

Lisa M Urgo

Valerie Fischler

"Humanity! Let him be with his family!"

Mike Hertz

Friend of Shep

Independence Hall

"Peter and his family should be free to make their own decisions regarding his care and his assets. He deserves his freedom."

Maxine Macha

"Free Peter Max from his court appointed prison."

Kari Smith

Entertainment Manager

Reed Palmer

Shaun Lewis

"Freedom."

Randy Thomas

Marley Cooley

"I love Peter Max."

Cherry Spielman

Therapist, Owner: The Farm (Holistic Therapy Farm)

Melony Hudnall

"Im a huge fan of Peter Max. I heard about this guardianship today. Anyone that survived the holocaust deserves better treatment in their golden years."

Lou Jewell

"Employed by Peter 1980 to 1984 at his home. Outrageous what is happening. I still leave him messages on his cell phone."

Michelle Berk

Friend

Joshua Sullivan

"This type of overreaching behavior happen everyday. The time to stop it is now."

Lauren Ghani

"Caring for well being of this man."

Zoey Granott

"Humanity."

Jacklyn Walling

"If we don’t fight for those who can’t fight for themselves, who will?"

Al Lattin

"No one deserves to have everything they love taken away from them, especially in the final years of their life. I urge those who have the authority to take action and give Peter his family, friends, animals, art, and life back immediately."

Emmy D'Urbino

"How is this allowed to happen to anyone?"

Samera Naji

"This is outrageous and more so that the courts were involved! Free this man."

Megan Wilson

"The family is crying for help, they deserve a fair process."

Tahoe Mack

David Dietrich

"Peter Max needs to be freed from his abusive guardianship."

Richard Green

Admirer, Fellow UV Art Lover & Creator

Jan Cole

"Because it’s the right thing to do!"

Mitchell Kanner

"Peter is a special person. I cannot believe this is happening. He needs his family."

Joseph Charron

Artist Designer
"Inspired by Peter having had the opportunity to have worked with him as a young artist."

Lady Nigel Butterfly

"This is criminal!!!"

Monique Williams

Friend of Peter

Olivia Pappas

"I met Peter briefly about 10 years ago. It hurt my soul to hear his needs for familiar companionship are not being met."

Cody Heisinger

"Peter Max's contributions to the nation and wolrld are deserving of appreciation and he should have best and transparent care including appropriate visitation and access by those he desires."

Denise Lamb

Crystal Hoskins

Denise Koster

"I had the honor of working for Peter many years ago for a short time. I am horrified that anyone should be subjected to an atrocity like this. This is beyond tragic to him and his family. How can this be happening and how can our legal system allow such abuse to continue."

John Carbone

"Used to live in NY and had to flee because of the corrupt family court system and fear of my wellbeing from a vindictive ex who is hellbent on putting me 6 feet under."

Susana Moskowitz

"No one should be at the hands of court, when there is family that can look after that person. This is a stripping of his liberty & happiness in his final years. Abhorrent behavior on the part if lawyers & judge involved."

Chance Waxman

"Peter is amazing artist, I’m only 23 and Peter’s art means a lot to me."

Jennifer Goldstine

"I have a similar situation with my mother."

Diana Yoon

"Inhumane."

Keolani Young

Madeline Carr-Harris

"Justice for a beautiful and talented soul. He deserves to be with his family and friends as much as he’d like in the final chapters of his life."

John Micera

"This is wrong."

Cindy Lasar

"To free Peter Max to be cared for by family and friends and end this unjust guardianship now."

Bill Levey

"WTF. Peter is a kind and brilliant man who lit up the world, this seems unconscionable."

Nicole-Juliet Friedman

John Courtney

"Peter Max deserves to be free."

Janel Martinez

Loretta Dye

"What they are doing to him is wrong he needs to be with his family end of sentence end of story nothing else needs to be said!"

Alix Rutherford

"This isn’t right!!!!!!"

Carol Michael Wade

"Mr. Max deserves the same liberation for which he stands."

Jerry Hunsinger

"Peter's release is a just cause."

Rick Smith

Music Business Attorney
"Blood is thicker than paid guardians."

Anne Marie Principe

9/11 Survivor Activist
"I met Peter many years ago when I began fundraising for Charities and campaigns. He was always kind enough to allow me to use his studio for private events where he would join as our host and delight our guests with historical stories and talk about his work. Later on he was forgetful and it appeared he was having issues with memory. He always remained kind, diplomatic and loved meeting new fans of his work. Please do not leave him in the care of a conservator, allow his family to care for him and respect his documented wishes."

Lori Shaw

Collector of Peter Max
"He is a kind man with an artistic mind and heart. The fragility of dementia people is hard enough on the individual without isolation."

Hope Phillips

"I have 5 original Peter Max’s, sheets, and so many other of his items. I have loved him since the 60’s, and want for him to live in peace and joy with his cats and family and friends. He has brought so much joy to others, please give him his freedom!"

Jacob Wasserman

"This injustice goes against everything our NATION stands for."

Kim Munoz

Lawrence Pflum

"Unacceptable treatment."

Ellen Berman

"It’s the right thing to do."

Robin Apell

"Fan of the artist, disturbed by the reports in the press concerning his situation."

Theresa Everett

"This is criminal."

Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

"For the Beauty & Artistry that Peter gave The World, he should reap the Benefits of a life well-lived in the best ways possible. A Yin & Yang Theory when Balance is needed the most."

Beau Bernstein

"A parent should be with his/her children at this stage in life."

Keith Torgan

Multidisciplinary Musical Visual Artist

Rodney Cormier

"Freedom is everybody’s right."

Laura Contreras

"It’s cruel and inhumane to keep someone from everyone and everything they love, especially at the end of their life. Peter should be able to feel the love of his family rather than being cut off and exploited."

Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

"Peter was my earliest artistic inspiration and I got to meet him in 1971 at the Merrill Chase ART Gallery in Skokie. I then followed his illustrious career until this nightmare happened. It is so unfair that Peter's mental state is affected as he should be living his life as the exalted artist that he is by giving so much to the people and by coloring our world as he did. A Pop Culture Icon."

Natasha Gartrell

Scott Trager

Pamela Darby

Fan since the 60's

Deirdre Holland

CEO
"Our family is walking in the same unjust shoes as Libra Max. Guardianship abuse must end and we need to bring this fight to congress."

David Kerins

"Having been a caregiver myself, Alzheimer's patients are routinely taken advantage of. He should be in his family's care, at home where he can be loved and protected from the thieves who are currently jailing him."

Gene Colacchio

Daniëlla ter Horst

Mary Mueller

"Peter’s art was an essential part of my young life and I love it to this day. It exudes happiness and he deserves much better than this travesty from predators."

Danny Oliver

"Peter Max a treasure for our times."

Patty Burns

Costume Designer

Jennifer Dubois

"Please let him go free!!!"

Jessica Bleu

Artist
"It is an absolute whole being abuse to allow these circumstances to occur, and continue to turn dark the very last years of one who survived such darkness only to bring the entire world such love and color and beauty. It goes beyond inhumane to imprison such an inspired artist away from his tools, which are his voice. From his family and friends which are his muse and inspiration. From the world at large whose servant of love he has been for so very long. Having met this incredibly kind and one of a kind souls, and having been directly influenced in my own artistic style by his from my earliest memories, I am beyond shocked and appalled. I'm downright angry and indignant and oh so very, very sad. Please let this chapter end soon and let the rest of his beatiful book enjoy a happy ending."

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