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Before I start preparing for the next show at ArtBasel Miami here is the first and last special sale for this summer, starting on July 21st.

I’m also excited to announce a collaboration with “Truedat” who incorporated some of my motifs in their line of clothing. All clothing is made of quality organic cotton and produced under fair trade conditions. Check out their shirts at:


My proceeds from shirts and this Special Sale  will support The RAW Project – a nonprofit that betters learning environments of underfunded schools across America through urban murals by the world’s top artists. Their results have led to a decrease in school violence, higher test scores and better programming for students who need it the most. If you like to learn more and support the project yourself please click here and get in touch with my manager, also RAW director, Audrey Sykes at



How to buy:

If interested one of the below artworks please send an email to with a short sales inquiry and your location.  Either I or my manager Audrey Sykes will get back to you asap with more info about the artwork and how to proceed. Due to the many emails we receive we appreciate your patience. 

  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 Saturday July 21st at 9 pm (Central European Time), and is open until July 28th, 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. Wee clarify all details first, and we seal the deal only when everything looks good on both sides. 
  3. Payment: Is possible in full or installments (3 or 6). We usually ask for a deposit (usually 20 %) that will be refunded in full if you cancel the purchase for any reason. The outstanding amount is due after the artwork arrived and you decide to keep it. 
  4. Right to withdrawal: Above all I want you to be happy with your artwork. If you don’t like the piece for any reason you can simply send it back within 14 days after it arrived. Your money will be fully refunded.
  5. More questions? Check out the FAQs below or write me to


Contemporary artist Max Zorn created this artwork only with packing tape and a scalpel, cutting the layers of tape until the motif appeared. He will show the tape-art at Art Basel Miami, New York and Hong Kong


Title: Empire of glass (original) – framed – all 3 reserved
 100 x 70 cm   —   40″ x 28″
Material: Brown, red, and white packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 9 similar originals – 3 available –  Read more about “similar originals” here
Light-box (included): black frame (5 cm deep) with warm, durable LED light, ready to hang. 

Past auction results (small green version): Click here to see auction results at Tajan Paris
Exhibited at: 
– Art Basel Miami: at Aqua Art Fair, December 2017 (sold)
– Frank Gehry Towers Duesseldorf, April 2018 (sold)
– Currently on display in Berlin at “TapeArtConvention 2018

About the artwork

“Empire of glass” comes in a series of 9 similar originals and it’s a personal favorite among this year’s works. When diving into a new artwork, one challenge is always to get better with technique.  But what really matters is to connect yourself truly to the essence of what your piece is going to be about. “Empire of glass” has been simmering in my head for more than a year. I knew the atmosphere I wanted to capture, but it took me a while to make that feeling tangible with the right composition.

For this special sale I will create three large versions featuring a ruby car. These three similar works can be reserved for 4.800 Euros before the price of the remaining artworks goes up to 6.500 Euros.

When I create these works it’s not back to back but when inspiration calls back to create the motif. Thus, there might be a waiting period of one or two months, even if you were able to order one in time.  


The frame:

Each artwork is made freehand from scratch as demonstrated in the video. The whole process takes about 100 hours from start to finish.  Once finished, I seal the layers of tape to prevent any aging. The actual artwork is being flipped around and then framed between two protecting sheets of UV-resistant acrylic glass. The light-box itself comes ready to hang and runs on long lasting, low voltage, LED lights. Please find more info in the FAQ’s





Max Zorn created this artwork with packing tape and framed it in a cigar box that runs with LED lights

Tape Art by Max Zorn


Title:  Ready to dance (original) – all reserved 
 15 x 22 cm   —   5″ x 8″
Material: Brown and red packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 15 similar originals – 5 available –  Read more about “similar originals” here
Light-box (included): original “Montecristo” cigar box, with warm, durable LED light.

About the artwork:

This study features brown and red packing tape cut with up to 15 layers. For a charming frame, I installed the artwork into five different, original, “Montecristo Epic” cigar boxes as light-boxes.






Who is Max Zorn and 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.

Why are some artworks reserved ahead of the sale?

I usually offer subscribers to my newsletter the right to reserve artworks ahead of time. You can still have your chance in case a reserve gets cancelled. Or more easily, sign up to the quarterly newsletter yourself:  

What are similar originals?

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 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 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.