ABOUT: "Chinatown Tales" was part of a series that combined the classic Max Zorn vintage decades with the shimmering cityscapes of Chinatown districts. Inspired by a combination of Hong Kong, London and Amsterdam, the red Chinese lanterns dangling on a string as a couple engage in a mysterious encounter give the work an air of warm, moody wonder.
MEDIUM: This artwork is made from only layers of sepia-toned and colored packing tape on top of acrylic glass. The tape is hand cut by the artist, with no photo reference and no pre-sketch. The LED light behind the sheet of acrylic glass illuminates the different layers, creating different tones.
PROTECTION: All Max Zorn tape artworks are sealed air tight by a sealant and a permanent opaque back sheet behind it to prevent exposure to dust, dryness and humidity. LED lights are low-voltage to avoid any heat, and every artwork has a UV protected acrylic glass in the front. LED frame and CoA included.