Retired-Arts Commissioner, City of San Jose, CA; Artist
"Artist Peter Max brought inspiration and joy to people all over the world through his art. Is that how we treat our creative artists? Shame."
"This news is heartbreaking!"
"Releasing him from custody of these monsters is the ONLY right answer."
"I believe he is not being treated fairly and can not defend himself."
Arabella Luna Friedland
"As a nurse I’ve seen the abuse!"
"It is criminal the way these guardians take advantage of their charges as well as the families."
Realtor, Art Appreciator
"A family and loved ones are best at advocating for people in care."
"Allow this man to live the rest of his life surrounded by his family and friends and with his dignity intact."
"Peter Max is an icon and knowing him and his family for 23 years, we know what a great human being he is; my family always remembers his amazing personality, kindness, and unmistakable smile."
Political & Entertainment Consultant
"I have close friends who grew up with Peter and this situation makes me ill."
Vickie L Smith
"Anti elderly abuse!"
"Inhumane. Free him!"
"I was raised in a house filled with Peter Max art. Ironically, my dad’s name was Peter and my mom’s name was Maxine."
Owner of Peter Max Works
"Set him free."
"This is elder abuse."
"Let him have his life back."
"The treatment of Peter Max is inhumane and harmful to his health and mental well-being."
"These restrictive guardianships are life robbing. A person should be able to control his own life."
"This is not the America we all want to live in, no one should be treated like this and all the things they love taken away, justice needs to step in now."
"I am a huge fan of Peter Max, and my grandmother had Alzheimer's for years. She went through similar problems (albeit smaller scale) up until the last 3 years of her life. Let Peter Max go and be with family. He earned his money and he should choose who is in control of it."
"This treatment should not be allowed!"
David Friedman Friedman
"Appalled at circumstances of Max’s captivity, isolation, failing health and abuse."
Friend of a freed person from a predatory guardianship
Long-time Fan of Peter Max’s Artwork
"He should have a family member appointed as gaurdian."
"No one should be in a toxic guardianship when loving friends and family are willing and able to take care of their needs."
"These conditions are appalling."
"Peter Max should have his family or those who know and love him be his guardian."
"Greed is disgusting."
Paul & Anne Newton
"A collector and lover of Peter Max art."
Jennifer Schneider, LMT
"Allow him to live out his life with loved ones."
"Peter Max should be with his daughter, not with the strangers who are exploiting him for financial gain. This is just cruel and inhumane."
"I love and respect the man and his work."
"I would love for this man to just enjoy his life and not have crap like this ruining his life."
"This great man deserves to be in the care of his loving family."
"No person should be put in a guardianship against their will or knowledge this is inhumane and hurtful and disrespectful to family that cares for Max."
"I am deeply disturbed by this treatment of Peter and wish to see a change to restore his dignity and allow him to have a life in allignment with his beliefs and the things that bring him happiness."
"Release him to his family and friends that will care for him and protect him. He deserves better than this!"
What's happened to Peter Max is wrong & a tragedy & happened out of others' personal greed not care for the well being of Peter Max."
"Free Peter Max from this abusive 'guardianship' and to live a free life."
"Nobody should be without their family in their last days."
"I met Peter in 1986 and from the first meeting, everytime I saw him he always remembered my name. I am handicapped and at one time offered to find me doctors to see if they could help. A very wonderful, caring human being. He deserves so much better!"
"This is abuse. My father was taken advantage of in his dealing years and his family could do nothing to stop it."
"FREE PETER !!!!! This is unbelievable. Give the guy the respect he deserves."
"Compassion for the Artist."
"My uncle was a collector of Peter’s art. I am lucky to have some of that after his passing. His art is a message of love and freedom. No one should be stripped of their rights."
"As someone who is the caretaker of a loved one with Alzheimer’s, the stress and shut out of Peter’s family will make the disease advance faster. He deserves to be happy in a confusing, gut-wrenching time of his life that no one deserves to ever go through, let alone a gifted genius of our time that we are ever so lucky to have shared this planet with during our time."
"Peter Max is my favorite artist who has brought untold beauty throughout the decades. He deserves nothing less than that at this end stage of his life!"
"I met Mr. Max at an art gallery in GA as I always loved his work. His eyes lit up when I raved about his work!!"
"Our legal system is disgusting."
"Stop exploiting Peter Max and all the animals he protects!!!"
Blair Adam Karsch
"Always admired and own some of his work."
Mary Jo Graham
"Exploitive guardianships must be stopped."
"Everyone deserves to be cared for with love!"
Lauren Porsch, Ph.D
"I am a collector of his beautiful art!"
"End this abusive guardianship! Allow Mr. Max to live his life as he desires."
"This is horrifying! So glad Britney was freed. Give this elder back to his people!"
"Someone help reunite Peter with his daughter and end the forced legal constraints against him. This is unfair and inhumane."
"I grew up admiring his brilliant work. No one should have this happen to them."
"I support ending conservatorship and giving back human rights, civil rights."
"Should have his family near him and taking care of him!"
"Elder care in this country is a disgrace. Peter Max brought and continues to bring joy to the world and to me. I want his final days to be filled with love and kindness with those who love him most."
Mary Meredith Drew
"This good man deserves advocacy from people who don't stand to gain from his misfortune."
"I am a huge fan of Peter Max and the art he creates, to hear this breaks my heart, he should be with his loved ones. Sending love."
"Peter took our young son’s health to heart when he was dealing with the repercussions of chemo and surgeries. He counseled and shared valuable resources."
"His family wants to care for him. He wants his family to care for him. That’s all I need to know."
April Rose Jenkins
"Peter Max is an inspiration for the masses he deserves to live with dignity."
"This is beyond terrible what has happened and is still happening! No one should live like this. Peter Max is my favorite artist."
"Family should come first."
"This is unthinkable!"
Daniela Fraga Alvarez
"End conservatorship abuse ! This abusers should be in jail !"
"As an artist Peter has been an inspiration & brought joy to millions through his art. It infuriates, bewilders, & saddens me that he is being imprisoned by a corrupt legal system that cares more about lining their own pockets rather than Peter's wellbeing."
Love his work
"Ventura CA is a small county riddled with conservatorship abuse." (Judicial Crimes in Ventura County/SoCall)
"I'm a fan/collector of Peter Max who also cared for, with my family, my mother who suffered from Alzheimer's as well as dementia. I can't imagine someone having to suffer through that without family that they made clear they wanted to be there."
"We collect his art and believe he should be with family."
This is inhumane!
"Free Peter Max!!!!!!"
"No one should ever be held against their will in their own home with no means of communicating with their friends and loved ones. This is fundamentally wrong and should be stopped right now."
"More awareness needs to be brought to this subject! It’s so utterly wrong!"
"Support for one of the finest artists of our time, his family and loved ones."
"He’s my favorite artist."
Eva lana Silver
"Deprivation under color of law via guardianship corruption is illegal."
"Standing up for Peter and his rights."
"Return Peter Max's human rights."
"Peter Max has been my favorite artist for many years!"
Owner, Art and Coin TV
Karen La Cava
"This man deserves to be with his family and it appears to me that the court has overstepped their boundaries. Let this man live his life."
"Inhumane treatment of the is great artist. family should be his guardians. what they are doing is just making his illness worse. How dare they do this!"
National Account Manager
"Peter Max deserves to be able to spend his final years in the company of his family."
"Peter should be in the care of his family, not a guardianship."
"This artist should be with family that love and support him."
Sculptor/Real Estate Broker/Art Collector
"This is heartbreaking and should be stopped immediately."
"It should be the family’s decision."
"Peter Max is an idol of mine. I met him several years ago and cherish that memory. He deserves happiness and comfort during his last years with us."
"Demanding the release of Peter Max back to the care of his daughter Libra."
"What is being done to Peter is heartbreaking and enraging. It is clear and obvious abuse for the sake of money. Absolutely dispicable. I pray for the Max family and Peter's freedom."
"To help preserve his human rights."
"Appalled at the atrocious treatment and blatant abuse of the court 's power. Free Mr. Max!!! He has suffered far too much at the hands of others evil abuse of corruption and power."
"I love Peter's work. I named my cat after Mr. Max. He needs to be free of this predatory conservorship."
International Development Specialist, Global Trend Ambassador
Research Specialist, Fan
"There is absolutely no reason Peter Max should not see his daughter & his friends or have pets and live freely! Stop this now!"
"He should be able to choose his guardian, not be forced to accept an appointed one."
"Peter deserves to live out his best end of life. He has done so much for the world."
Absolute violation of human rights.
"Peter Max needs his freedom."
"It seems not fair to hold such an old man."
Ray Lee McPherson
"Admirer in support of Peter and his family."
"He is being held against his and his family's wishes."
"He doesn't deserve what is happening to him!"
"Peter belongs with his daughter whom I've had the privilege to have met a few years ago at an art show where she accompanied her beloved father Peter. You could see the love and respect they had for one another."
"This abuse of guardianship is heinous, evil and unjustifiable."
"My father’s company was in the same building as Peter Max’ studio. He described him as a kind, caring person and he enjoyed chatting with him on the elevator or in the lobby. He doesn’t deserve this."
Fan of the Artist
"Family first, the man needs the dignity that only his closest family can give."
"This is so wrong."
"Because Peter Max’s rights are being violated!"
"Met Peter a few years ago and this breaks my heart to hear he is suffering so."
Tyler A. Chase
Filmmaker and Human Rights Advocate
"I love Peter Max and no one deserves this."
"Peter's work has inspired and brought pleasure to us all."
"This is so wrong, let him live out his life with family."
Artist and Writer
"I met him once at a gallery. A beautiful soul."
"This is guardianship abuse."
"He needs to live the balance of his life in peace."
"My mother, Marjorie Fister, was forced into a guardianship in New York with some of the exact same lawyers that are holding Peter Max hostage."
"Because no human should be oppressed in this way."
"Nothing more important than treating our elders with respect."
"Peter should be with his family."
"Peter max inspired me in my artwork years and years ago. I am completely opposed to predatory conservatorships and this needs to end. Please free Peter Max!"
Maire Brosnan Katavolos
"This is unjust."
"One of my favorite artists..terrible that this has been allowed to happen."
Retired Civil Servant and Artist
"FREE PETER MAX."
Mary K. Wenta
"Have admired his work for over 40 years"
"We have 6 Peter Max works and love them. When we were on the cruise ship we were introduced to his works and fell in love with them. We also got to hear a lot of his life story."
"I met Peter at a National Art Education Association Conference. He is a national treasure. Please put him in the care of his family."
"Nobody should face this level of cruelty."
Yue Sai Kan
"I spent an evening speaking with Peter Max in Pittsburgh during hurricane Ivan. I was always a fan, but he made me feel like a friend."
To free iconic vegan artist Peter Max from incomprehensibly evil predators.
"I'm a fan of Mr. Max and am very concerned for his welfare."
Susan Ross, RN
Artist and Writer
"No person should have to go through something like this. It’s inhumane. Free Peter Max!"
"Peter Max deserves freedom."
Artist and Fan
"Peter Max needs to be with his family, his art, his cats he is a human being and needs compassion."
"Nobody in the USA should be treated like Peter Max is being treated."
"Clearly government overreach."
"Fan of this man’s wonderful work for years."
Owner, Max Pawn Luxury
"Peter Max’s family should have control of they’re dads medical directive."
"Free Peter Max and give his dignity and his rights!"
"I adore his artwork and he’s a great inspiration."
"Don't believe this type of control should be allowed."
"All people should be freed from oppression and uncaring care givers."
"Free Peter Max! <3"
"Peter Max should be with his family and rescue cats. This is horribly cruel."
"Peter is an amazing person and artist. Peter Max deserves to have free will."
"Free this man! He should not be a prisoner! Liberty!"
"Let Peter be free. His art is so influential and joyful. This is sick."
Sasha Charnin Morrison
"Free Peter Max, give him his freedom!"
"Corruption is evil. Drain the swamp in our courts!!!!!!!"
"Common decency requires that a person be allowed to pass in dignity with their family, and care of our elders means transparency, empathy and kindness at all levels."
Peter Max Collector
"This man is being taken advantage of!!! Greedy government should not be allowed to have any say in this matter!!!"
Mary Elizabeth Kearney
Friend of Rosie Vela; Admirer of Peter's art
"This is wrong and inhumane! It needs to stop now!!!"
Nurse, Specializing in Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care
"All humans deserve dignified care of their choosing. ✌🏼♥️"
Carlo Alberto Paterlini
Musician, Rosie Vela's friend
"The system is broken and these leeches need to be cut out. Free Perer Max!!!"
Fan of Peter Max and Daughter of Dementia Sufferer
"Freedom and dignity to Max."
"I met Peter Max at Nassau County Museum of Art years ago. It isn't right to treat anyone like this and keep him from his family and friends."
"Forcing Peter Max to suffer isolated from his loved ones and his animal companions and financial exploitation is an injustice on his human rights."
"Unfair exploitation sucks!!"
"Should NOT be a 3rd party in charge!"
"Heart breaking despicable treatment."
"Peter Max is an inspiration."
"This is abuse and the system is failing so many when they should be properly cared for."
"This is unacceptable & beyond cruel. Please look into this matter and do the right thing!"
Costume Designer, Art Lover, Elder Care Advocate
"End all predatory conservatorships - for Peter, for Britney, for all. Let the man live his remaining years with dignity."
"Save Peter Max."
"His art gives off such love and joy, and it's not right he is in the middle of all this darkness."
Actor, fan of Peter Max
"I had the pleasure of meeting Peter Maxon numerous occasions at the Wentworth Gallery in Boca Raton Florida over the years. He was such a kind person always taking time to come out of the gallery and speaking with his fans just like an average guy."
"One of my favorite artists and he should be free"
Advocate for Elder Rights, Peter Max Fan and Art Collector
"If an artist wants to express him or herself, he or she should be able to do that without constraint, physical or chemical; without surveillance and with the freedom by which to cognize on the colorful emotions of life, and of dying, as well as to put those colors into a format by which to communicate the journey, fearlessly and with the support of whomever he or she wishes to be around."
"If you let this go and this man passes in his guardians care, than you have totally failed him, and we are failing as a country. Make things right. Max needs his family, he needs his autonomy, and he needs those filthy guardians hands off of his estate. Make it right."
"My grandfather was able to live his last days with people who loved him and I would hate for anyone to lose that."
Billy Birke Birke
Hilje van Beijnum
"I've loved Peter's art since I was a teenager and his work was an inspiration to my own pursuit of art. I hate hearing that he's being being mistreated. Please help this great man and his loved ones."
"Holding Peter when he had family that wants to take care of him isn't right. Let him live the rest of his life with his loved ones."
"No one should live this way nor should they ever experience something so traumatic. Let him be with his family."
"He deserves better."
Peter Max Collector
"Love his paintings and cannot see him suffering and not allowing his family to see him!"
"As a fellow artist and human, my heart goes out to someone who is isolated from their family and their loved ones."
"This kind of predatory guardianship must end!"
"Peter Max and his daughter Libra Max have been my friends for 40 years. It is horrible to know that Peter is in such poor health and being kept from his children who love him. Please help!"
"His civil rights are being violated."
"Abuse of the System"
Founder, Kyle Hamilton Fine Art
"It makes me very sad to think he is spending his last days imprisoned after bringing so much joy to people through his work."
"Free Peter Max from unjust guardianship and isolation."
"Appreciate his artwork."
"An American Icon whose needs our help!!"
Former Park West Associate
Audrey De Leon
Consultant/Financial Elder Abuse Advocate
"Because this is unjust! Mr. Max is being abused and robbed by an evil lawyer and B.S. conservativeship. Criminal!"
"No one should be treated like this!"
Owner of a Peter Max piece
"Longtime admirer of Peter Max and his art. People with dementia need contact with their loved ones, and deserve to be treated with dignity."
"He should be able to see his family, and let them decide on the best care for him, not a profiting lawyer who is abusing him and draining his estate. This is criminal."
"This should not be happening. Free this man to his family"
Karen La Cava
"Stop his imprisonment."
"This happens far too often - taking advantage of the vulnerable to make money off them. FREE PETER MAX love from a Peter Max fan for 40 years."
"This man must be saved immediately and those who have held him captive must go to jail!!!!!!"
Art Dealer & Collector
"Peter has brought joy to many people’s lives with his colors a work. He should be able to have a blissful life after doing so much good to the world."
Terry Ann Crane
"This is theft by the state and must be stopped."
"This man deserves to be with the people who love him."
"THIS IS ILLEGAL WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO PETER MAX END IT NOW AND PUT THE PERPETRATORS IN PRISON."
"Capitalizing on the wealth and misfortune of the elderly is wrong."
"Stop elder abuse."
"I strongly oppose the unjust retention of a brilliant artist like Peter Max."
"Shocking abuse of human rights."
"This man has brought joy to millions of people through his art. He deserves to enjoy the fruits of his labour as he wishes, with family/friends."
Leslie Du Fresne
"Please right this wrong before it's too late."
"I love his art. I believe he should be with his family."
"Been a fan of Peter since 1967, unbelievable price to pay for bringing joy into our lives."
Chef and Peter Max Collector
Court appointed guardianship is a nightmare scenario for families, and a cash cow for aggressive opportunists who care only for money. These people are devoid of humanity. The laws that allow this to happen need to be changed."
"I love Peter Max's art, and it upsets to hear about his unfair treatment."
"Give Peter back to his family."
"I have witnessed this same scenario play out with a well known Miami artist and his predatory lawyer. Please intervene in this matter and end the predatory guardianship."
"Peter Max is my favorite artist and deserves the best care possible."
"Please free Peter from this forced guardianship."
"Begging for his advocation!"
"Free Peter Max."
"He used to come in town a few times a year, people and art are his passion."
"Restore his dignity."
"He brought me joy, and color and hope...."
"I’m a big fan of his work and am outraged he is being treated so poorly. He deserves to be with family."
"My admiration for Mr. Max's works goes back to my childhood. I currently collect them and I am sickened, angered, and saddened. Set him free!"
"Because Peter Max is being abused and isolated from friends and loved ones. I hate to see people get abused by vultures in this manner. His daughter says he's being abused and I believe her."
"Peter Max is an icon in the 20th century world of art! How can he be mistreated? Free him to his rightful family."
"Fan of Peter and pissed off that they are doing this to him. He needs to be with his family."
Rachel de Faut
"A desire for peace and justice for Mr. Max"
"Had the honor of meeting Peter are few years ago, he was amazing. No one deserves to be treated this way. He deserves to be with his family and where he wants to be."
Friend of the Family
"Peter’s final wishes are being ignored and his most fundamental Constitutional and Human Rights violated."
"I want an end this cruelty."
"How could this happen seems so wrong!"
"Peter Max is my favorite living artist. His art work makes me smile. He and his family deserve to smile and be with one another. The people who are abusing him should be prosecuted."
"Supporter of freedom."
"No one should be held captive, and not allowing his family to be his guardian is insane."
"Peter Max should be surrounded by love and everything which will lift his spirits - this is every human being's right! I am praying that his guardianship will end soon."
"No one deserves that treatment."
"Peter Max has been the high point of my life. My mother collected his paintings and has met him on numerous occasions."
"I love Peter and want him to be in good hands."
"Free Peter Max!!!!!"
"Undo this guardianship and let Peter be around his family and friends."
"This is so wrong! Nobody should be treated this way! Let Peter be with his Family."
Anne Elizabeth Lapointe
"This is unacceptable treatment for a man who contributed so much to the art world and society."
Friend of Peter Max
"This is unconstitutional, this man has a right to to decide how he spends his money and to live a happy life with his family."
"My grandma had dementia and I’d hate to think of her going through this. I also am a fan of Peter’s pro-American work."
"No one should be abused when they have Alzheimer's or dementia."
Animal Rights Activist
"This is legal crime. Give the guardianship back to family who love him and give Peter Max back his dignity."
"Love his work, personally experience with cognitive elderly issues and want to help."
"Peter Max is a National and World treasure. His guardianship should be controlled by his loved ones. Free Peter Max."
Singer-songwriter, Recording Artist and Producer
"A heartbreaking injustice."
"Restrictive guardianships that isolate are morally wrong."
"I’m tired of the way seniors are treated."
"Guardianship is modern slavery in USA. My mother died under temporary guardianship having 5 living children."
"Because this amazing human deserves to be treated as such."
"I am sympathetic towards Libras because my mother Daisy Silver has been a ward of my sibling who has been my mothers guardian for eleven years too long . She has taken advantage of our mothers disability and has not acted in her best interest. FREE DAISY SILVER AND PETER MAX FROM THEIR ABUSIVE GUARDIANS."
"This is inhumane."