"This is a travesty and cannot be allowed to continue!"
"Peter Max deserves love and respect without suffering with ridiculous laws keeping him away from his loved ones."
"Everyone deserves to maintain their human rights regardless of Alzheimer’s."
"This conservatorship is cruel and abusive. Our elders should be treated with respect and care and loved ones should have access to give love and spend time together."
"This man deserves dignity. This isolation is disgusting. This cannot go on."
"This man should be with his daughter and loved ones."
Claudette Gomez Brisson
"Because I love him."
"Peter Max has inherent, inalienable rights to be valued and respected for one's own sake, and to be treated ethically. His forced court-appointed guardianship as it exists today is a violation of these inherent, inalienable rights."
"I cannot believe this is possible but it is and feel I must add my name to those who are fighting this injustice."
"He's a legend and brilliant artist."
"What would you do if it was your Father or Mother, Son or Daughter, Husband, Wife or Friend?"
"This is appalling. And I have read about this too many times. Libra needs to be able to care for her father and these rules make zero sense."
"I believe its disgusting to keep a person in their own persona prison so that you can benefit from their financial gains."
"I do not support forced guardianship."
"Hearing about Peter Max's treatment is heart breaking. He deserves to be treated with dignity, respect, and actual care. The care being provided to him is abuse, the greed and appalling behavior of his conservatorship overseers needs to be held accountable. Regardless of class and status, Peter is a person; he deserves to live his life on his terms and not isolated from his loving family."
"Max, has a loving supportive family who are more than capable of looking after his needs, they absolutely adore him & want him out of that CORRUPT conservativeship!"
"Let this man be with his family."
"To end abuse!"
"Peter deserves to be around his loved ones. He deserves dignity. Please end this abusive conservatorship."
"Peter has a right to his own life and finances. No decent human should be left vulnerable at the hands of people who do not have their best interest. Allow Peter to speak for himself and obtain his own attorney so he can finish his time here on earth how he wishes."
"Free Peter Max from conservatorship. This is abuse and cruel. He deserves to be free with his loved ones, friends, cats, and make his own decisions. This breaks my heart."
"Life is sacred and Peter Max has made a difference in so many. He should spend his days with family who have his best interests at heart."
"This guardianship should be illegal. No one should have to live under these conditions. Free Peter!"
"Peter Max deserves to live out his days as a free, happy, successful, autonomized human."
"Mr. Max must be freed and his 16 million dollars returned to him. There is no excuse for this criminal behavior! Jail the perpetrators!!!"
"No person should be subjected to isolation and cruelty! If his caretakers really cared, they wouldn’t have spent all his money, kept his family away and drugged him. Stop this madness and free Peter!!!!"
"It is inhumane!"
This is a violation of human rights. These are our friends, our family members. It could happen to anyone unless we stand up and speak out. Change is necessary. Taking advantage of people should be prohibited.
"This is ABSOLUTELY A NECESSITY TO BE INVESTIGATED. ASAP."
"Cruel treatment of an Alzheimer’s patient."
Model, Musician, Entrepreneur, Fan
"He deserves to be with his family and friends, this corrupt system is disgusting!!!"
Human Rights Advocate
"I am beyond disgusted at how corrupt the system has become. Enabling the abuse of our most vulnerable citizens for a profit, it's sickening. Justice needs to be served, give this man his last years back NOW."
Activist Against Court Appointed Guardians
"Peter Max has given us so much and deserves to live out his last years with peace, love and dignity."
"Peter is one of my greatest infuences as an artist. It’s because of him why I strive to be a better artist. He deserves to live his life peacefully and without this terrible control."
"It is troubling to know this man is being denied the love, care and companionship of his family and friends."
"Our family have followed Peter' Max's art for decades. The very thought of a man who, for his entire professional career celebrated life in art and expression, to now being managed in this way is reprehensible."
Artist and Friend
"We need to stop exploiting all seniors with dementia, and so many end up being exploited. We need better answers than guardianships."
"Freedom for my friend."
"This is unbelievably heartless and cruel."
"Family and friends should be with him."
"I can imagine nothing worse than being restricted from my family friends and children at any point in my life bc it is always fleeting but more and more so as time goes on. I pray no one ever tries to prevent me from being with my family and loved ones for their own financial benefit."
"Concern over this man’s civil rights being violated."
"I'm an artist who has great respect for Peter Max. But even if he wasn't a brilliant artist, he deserves far better than isolation (and being robbed of his dignity) at the hands of unfeeling shysters. He and his family deserve better. If he didn't have so much wealth and fame, the people in power over him would have discarded him. Shameful."
"This is abusive and cruel to treat a human being like this. Free Peter Max who has a loving family that is scared and heart broken."
Licensed Esthetician / Business Owner
"Peter Max should be restored to the care of those who love him."
"Concerned for Peter’s wellbeing."
"To stop the theft of time spending end of life days with family. Peter and Libra have a Natural right to be together, especially now."
"I grew up loving the work of Peter Max and am disgusted by this abuse."
"Concerned for the well-being of a great artist and inspiration."
James K Boyce
"If there was ever a case that defined 'grossly unjust to the observer' or 'shocks the conscience,' this would be it. A concerned humanitarian for Mr. Max and family."
"Conservatorships are not a business model. Preventing the elderly and the ill from contact with family and friends is a dispicable practice."
"End the abuse!"
"Conservatorships accelerate abuse!"
Everybody deserves to live how they want to
"This is inhumane, and isn’t the guardianship ment to protect him, not destroy him. Corrupt system and its all about the money, so disgusting."
"Peter worked for my father at JP Stevens making PM sheets and I knew him as a friend of Rosie Vella when I modelled in NYC."
"Conservatorships and guardianships need to end. This is abuse."
"Big admirer of Peter Max, since the 60s, & of Rosie Vela. This terrible abuse must end."
"END ABUSIVE GUARDIANSHIPS!"
"NO ONE SHOULD LIVE LIKE HE IS FORCED TO LIVE ITS A CRIME #FREEPETERMAXNOW."
"Love for Peter Max."
Marion E. O'Hearn
"Justice and Freedom for Peter. End this cruelty now!"
"Give the care of Peter to his loving daughter, Libra. This is despicable!"
"Laws need to be changed when a father cannot see his own daughter for no real reason."
"Please let this man have peace and allow his loved one to be with him."
"As a fan of Britney Spears and being part of the movement that got out her out of her conservatorship, I couldn't help be moved by Peter Max's daughter speaking about at the rally for what they did to her father. It has opened my eyes to a subject and injustice that I was not aware of and I hope with Britney freed people like Peter and Micelle plus other Americans in abusive guardianships can seem their freedom."
"Isolating anyone from friends and family is criminal and immoral. Conservatorships are predatory and lawmakers and adjudicators should take action to resolve imprisonment of any innocent swiftly. It’s morally required."
"This predatory manipulation for independent financial benefit outside of Mr. Max’s desires and needs is outrageous and morally corrupt."
"Freedom for Peter Max."
"To help free Peter Max."
Speech Language Pathologist
"I love Peter’s art! It makes me happy and he deserves to spend the rest of his life in peace."
"It’s disgusting when money is the desire over the well-being of a human in distress. This must end!"
Eliza Niña Sayon
Writer, Law Student, Britney Fan
"It has been shown that conservatorship cases can be unethically and severely abused by the system and its players. Due to this, many innocent people are harmed instead of protected. We must support those within abusive conservatorships, whether they be famous people or not."
Doris A. Stinson
"This guardianship is detrimental to Peter Max, let his daughter see him."
Phyllis J. Wolkoff
President, Hamptons Villas International Inc., Niece of Peter's late friend, Maximilian F. Wolkoff
"This is inhumane treatment. To take away his freedom & isolate him from family & friends is elder abuse. Shame on you all who are a part of this...shame on you all. FREE PETER MAX."
"This is cruel and insanely unjust. Something must be done."
"Peter deserves his freedom."
"Abusive guardianships must end."
"Sad to see loving family and friends kept from a loved one."
"Peter deserves to spend his last days/weeks/months with his loving DAUGHTER."
Friend of Rosie Vela, Lover of Art
"This is a gross abuse of human rights."
"Human dignity. Body autonomy."
"Dignity and freedom for a beloved artist."
"This guardianship is clearly not for the good of Peter. These people put in charge of the end of his life are abusing this man in the worst way possible by keeping him."
"I hope with this signature that Mr. Max is able to live out the rest of his life surrounded by the people he loves."
"Peter needs care from his daughter and friends stop him from being exploited by the current so called guardian and those that are stealing his fortune. Libra loves him and needs to be able to see him anytime."
"Admirer of Mr. Max. He should get his cats back immediately!"
"I think it is a travesty."
Graphic Designer, Friend, and Collaborator since 2001
Art Collector and Appreciator
"Allow Peter to live in dignity in his remaining years."
"Elder abuse is torture."
"FREE PETER MAX! ❤️"
"Abuse will not be tolerated."
"I interviewed Peter several years back. He was an incredibly nice man. No one should have to go through this."
"Our lives are all we have."
"Peter Max should not be in an abusive conservatorship, he should be free now!"
Robert G. Koch
"WHAT IS HAPPENING TO PETER MAX IS AN ABSOLUTE ATROCITY AND NEEDS TO BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY."
"What would you want for someone you love?"
"Peter Max is being held prisoner for someone's unbridled greed. This is wrong."
"To end conservatorship abuse and reunite Peter with his family."
"This is beyond wrong. No one should be kept from their family and pets. I truly hope the release of Britney Spears will serve as a watershed moment to release all abused conservatorship victims."
Gary Earl Ross
Prof. Emeritus, Novelist, Playwright
"Predatory guardianship must end."
"This guardianship is cruel, exploitive and unnecessary."
"This is appalling."
"Nobody should have to live like that…and also l loved his art as a child."
"This issue hits very close to home for me. My father suffered from dementia and I was blessed to have been able to care for him myself. Not everyone who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s needs to be put into a guardianship! Isolation is the worst thing that can possibly be done to individuals suffering from these types of issues."
Polly Anna Burnette
"This abomination must stop !!!!"
"Because this isn’t right."
"This is horribly wrong, what’s happening to Peter Max. He was always a favorite artist of mine, and I had no idea until now that this was happening to him."
"I've admired his paintings for year's. FREE PETER MAX."
"Corrupt systems need to change."
"This is truly unjust and he should be under the care of his family."
"Predatory guardianships that are causing emotional, medical and financial harm and facilitating abuse must end."
"Conservatorship abuse is not lawful!"
"Peter Max's art is a treasure and he should not be treated so that his ending days are in essential captivity."
"No One Deserves This."
"Peter Max's work has informed and inspired my own art. Having learned of this blatantly unjust and predatory conservatorship, I am disgusted and appalled that it has been allowed to happen."
"Help patients achieve their best lives."
"Artists should be free."
"I am an avid supporter of Mr. Max’s art legacy."
Nexstar Media Manager, Friend of Rosie Vela, Fan
"I have been an admiree of Mr. Max since childhood, nearly 50 years! How anyone can treat another human being in this manner is puzzling and distressing. Please free him and all others suffering in similar ways."
"Peter Max represents love, freedom and color. He does not deserve dark isolation. This is contradictory to all his art has stood for."
"Artistic inspiration provided by Peter Max for the past six decades."
"Peter's friend for 39 years, most of my life. I've run into Peter several times on the street, it takes him a few minutes to realize who I am, then he points and waves at me to come over, when I do, it's like his memory rushes in and he remembers many things. He is scared, confused, and needs help. To remove his beloved cats that brought him comfort is cruel. Peter will be freed, just like Britney Spears. End this unconstitutional guardianship now. Peter is a national treasure, who has supported many causes, and this is how we repay him?! This must end."
"For the Peters right to live his life in a way that makes him feel free."
"I am appalled by the inhumane treatment of Peter Max and his family. His human and civil rights are being violated."
"In support of Peter Max and his family."
"To put an end to the abusive guardianship of Peter Max."
"This is one of the most inhumane and cruelest thing ever to do to a person. People no matter how sick they are deserve rights to see their family and the family have every right to be with their loved ones and have insight on what is going on financially and inside the home. I'm disgusted and so upset and angry could go on."
"Because I resent/hate abuse of any kind and Peter is a beautiful artist and human being and it’s almost impossible to believe these people are getting away with this!!!? It’s a crime and the people responsible should be prosecuted!!"
"#Free Peter Max and allow his family to care for him. Make the massive amounts of cash stolen from him be returned to him."
Professor of Art History
Guardianship Abuse Advocate
"This is a form of elderly abuse. People especially in his age, should be in charge of family, not the state. Our system needs reform, conservatees are suffering too much under this poor management of laws."
"I saw Peter Max personally and I did feel for him and for what he is going through. That’s because I experienced his condition with my mother in-law."
"Peter deserves his freedom and dignity back."
"Conservatorships are abusive."
Amanda S. Sollenne
"Justice and family reunification for Peter Max. What kind of cruel human beings can do this to a man and his family. Shame on all people involved with this abusive miscarriage of justice."
"He deserves to be with his family and to have autonomy and dignity prior to the end of his life."
"This is inhumane, cruel, and abusive."
"No one should be treated this way."
"This treatment of Peter Max is beyond abusive. It's criminal. He should be able to be taken care of by his daughter Libra Max."
Carmelo Grau Puig
"Peter Max needs to be free and doesn’t deserve to be treated badly!!!"
"Such a big inspiration to me. He deserves so much better! Free Peter Max!"
Artist and Publisher
"One of my childhood heroes, and he brought so much brightness, color, and love into the world. This icon deserves peace, not captivity."
"A beautiful soul with unmeasurable talent deserves so much more."
"This guardianship is an abuse of power and should not be allowed to continue."
"Appalled at the mistreatment of Peter Max"
VC of Empowers Africa
"Friend from the 80's, animal activist, receiver of autographed art from Peter. I don't understand how or why this situation is happening."
"I am appalled at the treatment of this famous pop-artist at the end of his life."
"Friend and fan - my parents were major art collectors. I have a portrait of my Mum that Peter did of her as a gift for one of the dinners we had for him or had him join us for. No one should have Court Appointed Guardianship, without specific request by them or their family, advocating on the person's behalf. FREE PETER MAX!"
"#FREEPETERMAX, he is not alone."
"To save the Great Peter Max from abuse."
"Always a fan of Peter Max’s art work. I remember him fondly when he was a regular customer at Sarabeth’s Kitchen on the upper west side of Manhattan, where I worked as a bakery assistant. He was gentle and generous and full of light."
"All abusive and predatory conservatorships need to end. This man is being tortured in the name of profit."
Kevin St. Marie
"A Violation of Human Rights and Evident Abuse."
Writer, Human Rights Journalist, Performer
"Against elder abuse and out-of-control conservatorships."
"I'm appalled!!! Free him!!"
"Free Peter Max no one has any right to do this to him he deserves Freedom and Dignity and Love and his family and friends around him."
"Peter should be with his loved ones, especially at the end of his life. This conservatorship is stealing precious moments from his family and friends and causing unnecessary trauma and damage to all."
"No one should loose their freedom due to any kind of illness."
Writer, Performer, Human Rights Journalist
"Concern for Peter Max’s well being and constitutional rights."
"Make conservatorships illegal!"
"Human rights violations need to be stopped."
Perri Carol Fitterman
"Admirer of his work and person who believes in justice."
"Stop the forced solitary confinement of Peter Max."
COO, 555 Comic Co
"Peter Max, as all patients with Alzheimers, should have loved relatives and children close by. Mus"ic and art often reach through Alzheimers to make the person feel more themselves and happier. Who is going to invest themselves in helping him enjoy his final years? Not the the legal guardians who won’t let him see his family or talk to them at will."
Human Rights Supporter & Supporter of the Arts
"I knew Peter when I lived in NYC and ran a health food store. He was kind and caring and loved his family. He never would choose the way he is being controlled by strangers. Please free him from this legal bondage."
"Shocked and horrified, he has family who want to care for him. This is a grotesque arrangement."
Artist and Lifelong Fan
"Seeking Liberty & Justice For All."
"This situation is unjust and inhuman."
"What a nightmare. Peter Max belongs with his loved ones. This is not what guardianship was designed for. End Guardianship abuse!"
"His accomplishments, triumphs and artistry he’s given in the world, he still has to fight at this point in life when he wants to be free."
"Please give Peter back his autonomy and allow his family and friends care for him as he has requested."
"Been a fan for years! His family should be able to spend time with him! Let him keep creating!!!"
"Free Peter Max!!"
Photographer and Activist
"Admirer of Peter Max’s art as a teenager and sympathetic toward Peter’s present unjust captivity."
Roxanne E. Bridges
"It is an outrage. It’s wrong."
"Person who cares and feels that each person should have the dignity of choice and love of family nearby."
"I love Peter Max and can’t stand to see this happen to him."
Caretaker for the Elderly
"My mother is a survivor of elderly abuse."
Peter Max Art Collector
"Peter Max is a hero deserving of better treatment."
"Friend of Peter's and this is totally unfair and wrong!!!"
"My heart goes out to Peter Max and his family. These 'authorities' are committing crimes against Mr. Max and should be fired and stand charges. Mr. Max should be with his family and live as he so chooses!!!"
"My brother is enduring the same nightmare."
"He deserves to be with his family who love him."
"Peter deserves to live his final years doing what he loves and visited by loved ones. Surrounded by human companionship and love."
"I want Peter Max to be free of this conservatorship. It is abusive and demoralizing. This man deserves to be in control of his life, he has done so much over his span and this is not how it should end. FREE PETER MAX NOVEMBER 30th."
"The 'guardianship' of Peter Max is especially cruel and unjust, to Peter, to his family, to his friends, and to all who have appreciated his creations over the years."
"Out of respect for his art work and a belief that the system gone wrong."
Poet, Artist, Medical Freedom and Disabled Veterans Rights Advocate
"Because this is a human catastrophe."
"What's being done to Peter Max is unjust."
"Peter Max does not deserve this treatment."
"I care for my mother with Alzheimer’s."
"I will do anything within my power to help him through this. 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."
Nicole Bromley Pearse
"Because human rights are vital. I am shocked, sickened and saddened to read what is happening to Peter. I demand that there is an investigation."
"No one should be stripped their dignity in this way."
"The guardianship system needs total reform. If a person under it can vocalize their desire for changes, they clearly have the capacity to understand the terms of the arrangement and either contest it or consent to it. When there isn’t consent, it’s a complete violation of basic human rights."
Ana Leah Paulin
"A fan of the artist who wants to end this kind of abuse."
"To save Peter Max from this conversatorship!"
"Every person with a heart would want to see other good people thriving and living free with their human rights intact."
"Free Peter Max from abusive conservatorship!"
"I'm outraged at home this poor man is being treated, its the opposite of humane."
"This is a gross injustice. Libra is the most devoted daughter and should be involved in his care."
"Return Peter to his family & friends!"
"He deserves better."
"Nobody deserves this kind of treatment."
"Every human deserves to live their live however they want to, be FREE."
Tess van Barneveld
"Conservatorships do more harm than good and are only designed to prey on those who are vulnerable."
"Free Peter Max!! This is a nightmare and needs to stop!"
"It’s a human rights movement!! Let him be free with his loved ones for the last part of his life!!"
"There needs to be oversight when someone loses their capacity to live independently. The interests of our most vulnerable must be protected. Add to this basic human rights that this American treasure is quite possibly being leeched of, his creative light dimmed by over-medicating and accelerating his decline is deplorable."
"I just did an art project and Peter Max played a major role. This ICON deserves all of the respect afforded to him. I love old people and know how loneliness causes deterioration. This is incredibly disgusting to hear."
"The man deserves his family."
"Free this man, we only live once. He deserves a better life and his family peace."
"Free Peter. His is an exceptional soul."
Emily Van Vlack
Social Work Student
"This is inhuman and an awful thing to do to anyone. Ashamed of these people."
"Peter Max is a good man who doesn’t deserve this! He needs to be with family & loving friends."
"I have loved Peter Max designs from when I was a young girl. Formerly a resident of NY, I was able to see his originals in Manhattan which was such a thrill. I lost my father to dementia & can not imagine being prohibited from seeing him every day! My heart goes out to his Daughter. Prayers this will be resolved soon so he may be reunited with his loved ones!"
"A big fan of the artist. Stop elder abuse."
"Peter Max needs to be freed immediately. Guardianship abuse must come to an end."
"Family was destroyed by a fraudulent guardianship."
"No one should be held against their will if they want to go to their studio...let him."
"Because he is purported to not be free. And I care."
"Totally unbelievable. Where is the care and compassion? Peter Max should have that right."
"No one should be treated this way !"
Lifestyle Medicine Coach
"END CONSERVATORSHIP ABUSE."
"This is absolutely disgusting."
"Guardianship abuse needs to STOP!"
"My father ran a restaurant in which he met Peter. My father always spoke of Peter's kind heart, his wit and humor and brilliance and generosity. I have 2 posters which one of them given to us as a wedding give addressed to myself and my husband all signed by Peter. Not fair that such a kind loving person should be treated this way."
Maria Cristina Repossi
"Mr. Max has been an inspiration since I was a kid. And no one should be under the abuse he's been getting."
"This should not be legal."
Audrey Bernadette Kelly
Owner, Dynamic Drone Solutions, LLC
"This is a complete over reach of power and inhumane."
"I love his work and a person should have ALL access to his work and finances."
Attorney and Friend
Hope Anne Nathan
Nina Hollingswoth Bisgaard
Natural Therapeutics Specialist
"This is torment for Peter Max."
"He deserves to be freed from this abusive c-ship. Just helped Britney Spears get out of hers by supporting her via social media apps and helping spread awareness. I wish this man good luck and his loved ones."
"Peter Max is being held against his will and needs to be with his family and friends. This is barbaric and cruel."
Animal Rights Supporter
"Let Peter be with his family and friends."
"Every person deserves autonomy."
"Lifelong friend and supporter of Peter Max - He loved my dad, and I cant stand by watching as his kids cant see him! Free Peter Max!"
"This abusive conservatorship needs to be terminated and Peter and his family should be allowed to make their own choices."
"This could happen to anyone of us."
Kevin St. Marie
"I met Peter 35 years ago at a gallery that was being readied for a show that night in San Diego CA. He was very gracious and even though he was busy with an preparations and a tv interview, he made the time to talk to me for a while. Ever since that first meeting, everytime he saw me he always remembered my name and always came over to talk to me. A few years later he enquired as to why I was in a wheelchair so I explained that I was born with spina bifida and what had gone on through the years. One day I got a call from Peter asking if I could get my medical records from the time I was born so he could show them to some doctors he knew. I never ever forgot that offer to help me from this special human being."
David Brubaker, PhD
"Peter Max deserves to be with his family and friends. The low lives who have treated him like an animal should be fined and thrown in jail!!!"
Art Curator of Peter’s summer of love exhibitions
"Great admirer of Peter’s art energy and his contribution to the world."
"This is hideous, no one should be forced to live like this!"
"Just cause someone's old doesn't mean you get to lock them up and take their resources."
Photographer, Artist, Lifelong Fan
"Free Peter Max."
"To restore his human rights."
Amke De Jong
"Unacceptable violation of Human Rights."
"This is a tragedy and he should be free to live his life with those who love him."
Certified Life and Wellness Coach
"Peter has been a longtime friend of mine. I am sad and angry knowing he has been legally kidnapped. Peter deserves to be surrounded with loving memories most especially now. #FreePeterMax NOW. This is an absolute travesty."
"All too often the legal community's meddling in lives and families under the pretense of helping is motivated by greed and power and victimizes causing grievous harm to the very persons they claim to be helping."
"Help bring attention to this injustice."
"He deserves freedom."
"Courts should not allow millions to be drained from a unwilling victim only to cover the expenses deemed by lawyers and other court appointed personnel."
"This must be stopped. Peter must be freed immediately!!!"
"This is complete overreach and violation of Peter's constitutional rights as an American."
"To show my support for a man that provided the workflow with iconic art while supporting the compassionate vegan path and who deserves peace, sanctuary and freedom in his latter years."
"Peter Max deserves to live his last days in freedom, something he fought very hard for."
"This guardianship is not protecting Peter’s well being, rather giving him and end of life sentence of solitary confinement. Any court that would allow this injustice does not know the meaning of compassion."
Xue Xian Zeng
Peter's Friend and Employee of 21 years
"Abuse of his money."
"Peter Max was an inspiration for me when I was in art school in the 70s. He beautifully captured the times and cultural during that time period. He brought so many people such joy through his life through his art. He deserves to be happy, secure amongst others that love him."