THIS SPECIAL SALE IS SOLD OUT!

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A sincere thank you to CBS Sunday Morning national news show for a humbling feature on their Amsterdam Design episode, and welcome all new collectors and subscribers to the first special sale of 2017. 

This sale includes an original artwork and the first ever release of fine art prints. Please read the instructions below if you are interested in purchasing. Good luck!


How to buy:

If interested in the limited print edition, please scroll to the bottom of the page. You can purchase your print directly through Paypal. First come, first serve. 

If interested in the original work please send an email to buy@maxzorn.com with a short sales inquiry and your location. I will get back to you in time with more info about the work and how to proceed.

  1. Increase your chances: First come first serve. The faster you are the greater your chances are to own an artwork. This special sale starts on  June 3rd at 9 pm (Central European Time), and ends on June 6th, if not sold out earlier.
  2. Acted too fast? Don’t worry. I read all emails and get back to you at the end of the sale. We clarify all details, and we seal the deal only when everything looks good on both sides.
  3. Payment: Is possible in full or installments, using safe payment methods after the artwork arrived. 
  4. Right to withdrawal: Above all I want you to be happy with your artwork. If you don’t like the piece you can simply send it back within 14 days. Your money will be fully refunded.
  5. More questions? Check out the FAQs below or write me to buy@maxzorn.com

 

Artwork created with packing tape by tape artist Max Zorn, depicting a woman riding an elephant through a circus scene

Tape Art by Max Zorn – Circus

Title: Circus (original artwork) – SOLD OUT
Price:
 4.800 € (frame included) – payment in installments possible

Size: 100 x 70 cm
Material: Brown and red packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 3 similar originals
Lightbox: black frame (5 cm deep) with warm, durable LED light, ready to hang. 

Inquiries to buy@maxzorn.com

About the artwork:

This artwork was created solely with brown packing tape, with an additional hint of red tape used for the banners. Each layer of tape was cut with a scalpel, a procedure that was repeated for each of the 15 layers used for this artwork. The whole process took more than 100 hours and about 20 rolls of packing tape until completion. Watch the video to witness part of the creation as a time lapse. 

 

 

After completion, the layers of tape were sealed and concealed between UV-resistant acrylic glass to ensure their duration for decades to come. The artwork then was framed in a customized light box which supports the motif with warm, low temperature light, individually adjusted to the specific artwork. Due to the long lifetime and low temperature of LED light, you may keep the light on permanently. Switches and dimmers help to adapt the lighting to the preferred mood. The module systems ensures easy and affordable replacement of parts, should they ever disintegrate. 

 


PRINT RELEASE

I’m excited to announce the first edition of limited prints of one of my artworks. We currently work with different experts in printmaking to get the best results and high quality prints. These first two edition giclée-prints come from Amsterdam’s specialist in fine art printing Bernard Ruijgrok. We used a special technique called Piezography,  ensuring the highest standard of giclée-printing, archival colors and papers.

Artwork created with packing tape by tape artist Max Zorn, depicting a woman riding an elephant through a circus scene

Circus – Fine Art Print

Name: Circus  (Print) – SOLD OUT
Special Price: 85 Euros for the first 85 prints (plus 14 Euro shipping flat rate worldwide). 125 Euros after the batch is sold out.
Edition:
200, signed and numbered (available for this special sale: 75)
Size
: 70 x 50 cm (27.5′ x 19.7′)
Technique: Piezography, archival, museum-quality giclée-print
Paper: Hahnemuhle White Velvet 270 gram Fine Art paper.


 

print, max zorn, tape art

The irresistibility of the carefree – Fine Art Print

Name: The irresistibility of the carefree – Print – SOLD OUT
Special Price: 85 Euros for the first 85 prints (plus 14 Euro shipping flat rate worldwide). 125 Euros after the batch is sold out.
Edition:
200, signed and numbered, (available for this special sale: 75)
Size: 70 x 50 cm (27.5′ x 19.7′)
Technique:
Piezography, archival, museum-quality giclée-print
Paper: Hahnemuhle White Velvet 270 gram Fine Art paper.


 

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FAQs:

What is a special sale?

I’m aware that prices for my artworks have been rising once they become public. My success as an artist wouldn’t be possible though without the ongoing interest and support of a global community that not necessarily has the deep pockets for art as collectors do. Therefore I traditionally offer selected new works or special editions for a short period exclusively on my website and below their usual price range.

These offers are limited to two works per household, work on a first-come-first-serve basis and are only up until the special sale is sold out and/or closed.

What is a series?

Repeating a theme allows me to work faster and therefore offer original artworks more affordably compared to a one-time-only motif.
Each single artwork is of course an original made from scratch, unique and signed. Although I try to have the artworks look alike, each one has its own character and differs slightly from the others. See it like the repeating performance of a Broadway play: although it follows the same script each night has a different dynamic.

Why is there a waiting list?

When an artwork comes in a series it doesn’t mean I have already created all versions of it. With popular editions it takes me some time to follow up on the demand.

Are these works going to last?

Yes, the works are going to last for decades to come. When finished, all works are sealed airtight to prevent humidity and air to dry out the adhesive. We also add an additional UV-resistant acrylic glass that not only protects the artwork from fading due to sunlight, but also encases the layers of tape between the two pieces of acrylic glass. If you detect any signs of aging please contact us at info@maxzorn.com and we will help you at no extra cost with restorations of the artwork within the first 5 years after purchase.

What about the light boxes:

Light is what brings tape art to life. Like the effect of stained glass windows, light filters through the many layers of tape, creating a visual image. In order to display the works best indoor, I build customized light boxes which support the motifs with warm, low temperature light, individually adjusted to the specific artwork. Due to the long lifetime and low temperature of LED light you may keep the light on permanently.

Dimmer and switches for these LED systems are not part of this offer but widely available online and affordable (between 5 and 20 Euros). I will gladly help if you need recommendation.

What if the light goes off one day?

Adapters can die after a few years but the LED light is incredibly durable. The LED lights I use have an average life expectancy of 50.000 hours. In case they fail nonetheless, just contact us at info@maxzorn.com and we’ll provide you with all instructions to replace the LED-strip. It’s a module system that allows exchanging parts relatively easily.

Is there a battery to charge the lightbox?

All light boxes have to be connected to the electric grid. An adapter/charger (that matches your region) and an extension cord are naturally included in your purchase. Experiments with batteries weren’t fruitful yet, simply because the costs of the frame would increase unreasonably.  Though somewhat annoying there are ways to hide the thin cable that connects lightbox and plug. During exhibitions e.g. we hide cables simply by taping them to the wall and painting the tape over with wall color.

More questions and answers can be found right here.