This sale is sold out

Thanks to all who ordered an artwork. Audrey and I will sort all emails and get back to you within the next few days.

For all who missed out, you can still write us an email to buy@maxzorn.com with your inquiry in case one of the collectors cancels his/her order.

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Cheers, 
Max



Interested in buying an artwork? Here is how it works:

  1. Send an email to buy@maxzorn.com with a short sales inquiry. Please include the artwork you are interested in, as well as your location. Either I or my manager Audrey Sykes will get back to you once the Special Sale is closed.  Please be patient, we usually get hundreds of emails and it will take a while to sort them. 
  2. Increase your chances: First come first serve. The faster you write me the higher your chances are to own an artwork. This special opens on Thursday, November 25th and closes on November 28th if not sold out earlier.
    • USA: 3 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
    • Europe: 9 pm (Central European Standard time)
  3. Acted too fast? Don’t worry. We 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.
  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. All money will be fully refunded.
  5. More questions? Check out the FAQs below or write me to buy@maxzorn.com

 



 

 


I’m currently working on a large collection of artworks for an upcoming museum show that will showcase a variety of classic and new works. “Star-Studded Night” will be part of it.

This motif comes in an edition of 10 similar originals of which 5 will be available through this sale. 

Please keep in mind that each artwork will be made from scratch and the whole process takes about 3 weeks for each piece. Thus, even if you get picked, there might be a significant waiting period. 

If you are wondering why the artwork is mirrored compared to the making-of-video, check out the FAQ’s below. There is a video demonstrating how the artworks get flipped around when they get framed. 

Max Zorn's jewel artwork for his 2021 winter sale, an original made with packing tape

Title:  Star-Studded Night – all originals reserved (Read here why)
Price:  7.500 USD — 6.500 Euro
Size:    47″ x 35″ — 120 x 87 cm
Material:
Brown and yellow packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 10 similar originals (5 available through this sale)

 

 

 



 

“End of the road” was first exhibited during the Art Basel Miami week 2019.  The majority of works from this series is already sold or reserved. The two last pieces will be available through this sale. 

Please keep in mind that each artwork will be made from scratch and the whole process takes about 3 weeks for each piece. Thus, even if you get picked, there might be a significant waiting period. 

 

Title:  End of the road – all originals reserved (Read here why)
Price:  6.700 USD — 5.800 Euro
Size:    47″ x 32″ — 120 x 80 cm
Material:
Brown, yellow, mint and white packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 7 similar originals (2 available through this sale)

 

 



 

 

Title:  Falling  –  all originals reserved (Read here why)
Price:  2.900 USD — 2.500 Euro
Size:    40″ x 26″ — 100 x 66 cm
Material:
Brown  packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 20 similar originals (8 available through this sale)

 

 



 

“Blue Bird” is a small artwork featuring new kinds of transparent tape that create the blue and turquoise tones. It comes framed in a black frame that is ready to hang. 

Title:  Blue Bird  –  all originals reserved (Read here why)
Price:  1.100 USD — 950 Euro
Size:    20″ x 14″ — 50 x 35 cm
Material:
Brown, blue, green, turquoise, yellow, red packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 25 similar originals (15 available through this sale)

 

 



 

Feathers is an artwork by Max Zorn

“Feathers” is another of the smaller artworks. With this piece you can choose if you want it framed in a classic black frame that can be hung on a wall; or if you rather have it framed in a wooden wine box that was modified to a light box. 

Title:   Feathers  –   all originals reserved (Read here why)
Price:  1.100 USD — 950 Euro
Size:    20″ x 14″ — 50 x 35 cm
Material:
Brown, white and pink packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 25 similar originals (15 available through this sale)

Frame: You can choose between a classic black frame or an original wine box

 



 

“Ray” is framed in an original, wooden “Taittinger” Champagne box that was modified to a light box. 

Title:   Ray  –   all originals reserved (Read here why)
Price:  870 USD — 750 Euro
Size:    6″ x 20″ — 15 x 48 cm
Material:
Brown, white and yellow packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 25 similar originals (15 available through this sale)


 


Why are some artworks reserved before the sale starts?

Newsletter subscribers got a notice ahead of the official opening time and have the right to reserve their favorite artwork. Feel welcome to subscribe yourself here:

 

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. 

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 we 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. 

Watch the video for some visuals on the framing and installation process:

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 send you a new adapter for free, or 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.

How do I pay for an artwork?

Simply by bank transfer or Paypal. Payments are only due once we walked through all questions you might have and you give the green light for a purchase. 

Can I pay in installments?

We offer payments in installments, usually starting with a down-payment of 20 percent. The outstanding amount can be split into monthly installments of your choice.