Tape Artist Max Zorn creates a large artwork live, using only packing tape and a scalpel. The artwork depicts a scene at Times Square in 1920s New York in a film noir setting.


Due to the high demand there are currently no artworks available. If you are interested in buying a piece, here is your best bet:

I offer new works for a short time once or twice a year, and for introductory prices, on this website (see more at Special Sales). 
Since these exhibitions traditionally sell out quickly I dedicates the rest of the year preparing for museum exhibitions, back orders and partnerships with galleries. 

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Please read the FAQ’s below, and don’t hesitate to write us an email to buy@maxzorn.com with any question you might have about my exhibitions, buying art or possible collaborations. It sometimes takes us a while to get back to everyone but we always will, because we remember how it feels to start something exciting. Thanks for your trust and patience,


I take on commissions however I need to ask for patience. There can be up to a 12 month wait for a free slot. In the meantime, feel welcome to write me and share what you have in mind. 

Classic artworks
If you love one of the older works, feel welcome to get in touch, we gladly help out finding a seller and facilitating a fair price.

My Partners
I work with selected galleries around the world, though on the international stage you will see my artworks mainly represented by Stick Together Gallery, one of the star galleries of the new contemporary art movement. Its success is due to gallery owner Audrey Sykes who built a stellar international presence by always putting artists and collectors interests above her own.

Part of the Stick Together Gallery profits are used to support The RAW Project, a nonprofit charity that commissions world leading urban muralists to create stunning works on neglected schools around the world.



Artwork by Max Zorn, showing a woman looking from a balcony over New York city

Title: Days like leaves on a river  (original) – SOLD OUT
10.400 Euro – 12.200 USD
Size: 120 x 80 cm   —   48″ x 32″
Brown, red, yellow and white packing tape on acrylic glass


A large artwork by Max Zorn, made with only packing tape. It shows a film noir scene of the 1920s with a couple on a balcony looking over Time Square in New York city. There are vintage cars, a tram and people going out on the plaza amidst the city lights.

Title: Let them have the rest, we own the night baby  (original) – SOLD
Size: 300 x 140 cm   —   120″ x 55″
Brown, red, green, yellow and white packing tape on acrylic glass


Title: Edge of the world  (original) – SOLD OUT
4.800 Euro – 5.600 USD
Size: 91 x 61 cm   —   36″ x 24″
 Brown, blue, yellow and white packing tape on acrylic glass

Series: 10 similar originals –  Read more about “similar originals” here


Getaway - Artwork in shutter by Max Zorn

Title: Getaway (original) –  SOLD
Price: 3.000 Euro – 3.400 USD
50 x 70 cm   —   20″ x 28″

Material: Brown, green, blue and white packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 9 similar originals –  Read more about “similar originals” here


An artwork made with packing tape by contemporary artist Max Zorn, born in the Netherlands he became famous for his elaborate portraits made only with packing tape

Title: The restless pursuit  (original) –  SOLD
Price: 6.500 Euro – 7.600 USD
 91 x 61 cm   —   36″ x 24″

Material: Brown, green, and white packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 9 similar originals –  Read more about “similar originals” here



This artwork depicts a scene in a speak easy bar. It is only created with packing tape that was cut with a scalpel. Max Zorn created this piece for the Cloak and dagger bar in Fort Lauderdale

Title: A heartbeat apart  (original) –  SOLD 
Price: 15.000 Euro – 17.500 USD
 160 x 100 cm   —   60″ x 40″

Material: Brown, yellow, and green packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: Unique


Contemporary Artist Max Zorn created this artwork with packing tape

Title: Slow Drift  (original) – SOLD 
Price: 15.000 Euro – 17.500 USD
 160 x 100 cm   —   60″ x 40″

Material: Brown, yellow, and white packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: Unique



Contemporary artwork created by Max Zorn in Great Gatsby style

Title: Glances  (original)  – SOLD
 91 x 61 cm   —   36″ x 24″

Material: Brown, green, and red packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 2 similar originals


Original work of art by tape artist Max Zorn

Title: Little Five (original) – SOLD
Size: 122 x 91 cm   —   48″ x 36″
Material: Brown, white and yellow packing tape on acrylic glass


A piece of contemporary art made with brown and white packing tape

Title: Memories (original) – SOLD
Size: 101 x 97 cm   —   48″ x 38″
Material: Brown, green and white packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: unique 

The great escape – Tape Art by Max Zorn

Title: The great escape (original) – SOLD OUT
Size: 91 x 61 cm   —   36″ x 24″
Material: Brown, white, red packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 9 similar originals –  Read more about “similar originals” here





What is “tape art”?

Here is what CBS Sunday Morning says: 

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, 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.

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 3 or 6 monthly installments.