Thursday, June 30, 2011


FORT PIERCE, Florida - What are the chances that the largest Peter Max painting ever created would surface in St. Lucie County - Fort Pierce, Florida to be exact? Receiving an assignment to appraise artwork like this wouldn't surprise me coming from Miami or Palm Beach but right here in Fort Pierce? I'd also like to point out that the owners were the most elegant of people. It was my privilege to encounter this very rare piece of art in conjunction with insurance and estate appraisals we conducted in the area. Peter Max’s paintings are generally priced according to size so it is noteworthy that this work, measuring 80” X 62” may be the biggest painting ever done by this artist.

For anyone not already familiar with Mr. Max, since the late 1960's, when I first remember seeing his pop-art work adorning entire sides of New York City transit buses, he has been a prolific artist of great renown. This work of art was painted in 1970. Mr. Max signed and dated the painting, also making the inscription "NYC." It is interesting to note the painting was purchased the same year as it was created, in Little Rock, AR, more than one thousand miles west of New York City.

There are little pleasures associated with finding, researching and evaluating the fair market value of almost everything we encounter - antique cars, trucks and heavy construction equipment, RVs, motorcycles, art, antiques and all the rest of the unique things people own.

Whether you plan to insure, make a donation or finance a valuable item, The St. Lucie Appraisal Company can assure that you will have documentation of its true worth.


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Auto Appraisals (Donations, Bankruptcy, Divorce, Insurance Disputes) $125.00

Stated Value Appraisals (Antique & Classic Cars, Street Rods, Motorcycles, RVs, Trucks) $175.00

Diminished Value Appraisals (Determines how much less your car is worth after accident repairs) $225.00

Personal Property Appraisals (Contents, Collectibles, Art, Antiques) $225.00

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You may obtain appraisals for Charitable Donation Tax Credits, Collateral, Damage Claims, Equitable Distribution, Bankruptcy, Estates, Insurance Stated Value, Purchase & Sale and Diminished Value.

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P.O. Box 2700
Fort Pierce, FL 34954
Phone: (772) 359-4300
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Revised 09-04-2012
Updated 06-20-2013