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|PAINT YOUR WAGON peter max ©
Slightly colorized photograph of a naked woman giving a salute on an off-white background with banners of bold text on a striped background strategically place to cover her chest and pelvic region; the image as a whole is evocative of art nouveau graphic design.
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This is one of a series of six buttons designed by Peter Max to promote the 1969 movie Paint Your Wagon. The film is a western musical starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg. It was adapted from a Broadway show with the same title and cost $20 million to make, which was a large budget for film production at the time. The movie received negative reviews, and the costs were never recouped.
Peter Max is a graphic artist know for his use of psychedelic shapes and bold color palettes.