Max-Steven
Grossman


Works

Art Rock BG


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5

Art PG


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5

Music YP


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5

Rock CN V


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5

Rock MD V


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5

AFF


48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Architecture IV


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art BH


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art CP


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art GB


37’’ x 75’’, Ed 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art LND


37’’ x 75’’ Ed. 5 & 2 AP
48’’ x 100’’ Ed. 5 & 2 AP

Art MZ


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art POR


37’’ x 75’’ Ed. 5 & 2 AP
48’’ x 100’’ Ed. 5 & 2 AP

Art SP2


48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art W SQ


40’’ x 44’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
50’’ x 55’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art WT4


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art 3S


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art 3F


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art 3SW


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art 4D


37’’ x 75’’, Ed 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art 6B


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art 10


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Beatles VS Stones


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Believe


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP

Believe J


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 2 AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP

Black Culture


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP

Black Studies H


37’’ x 75’’, Ed 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Boss V


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Classical H


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP

Classical V


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Comedy


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Cooking QT


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP

Cooking and Wine SFA


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Duos


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Fashion 4


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Fashion Jewelry


48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Fashion Jewelry 2


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP

Fashion Sport V


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Fashion SQ 4


40’’ x 44’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
50’’ x 55’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Fashion SQ W6


40’’ x 44’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
50’’ x 55’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Film SQ


40’’ x 44’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
50’’ x 55’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Film WD


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Film B&W


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Graffiti Street Art


37’’ x 75’’, Ed 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Hip Hop Box V


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Hip Hop B


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Jazz H


37’’ x 75’’, Ed 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Music CNT


37’’ x 75’’ Ed. 5
48’’ x 100’’ Ed. 5

Music VQ


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5

Music V


91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 2AP

Music V7


91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 2AP

Music V9


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Photography 2


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Psychology


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

R & R B


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

R&R NH


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

RAF


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Raff 2


37’’ x 75’’, Ed 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

RAFF AM


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

RAFF CV


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP

Rock AB


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP

Rock AH


48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 2 AP

Rock Art 2


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP

Rock AV


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 2AP
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock BQ


48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2 AP

Rock B&W 3B


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 2AP

Rock CD


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock CDA


37’’ x 75’’ Ed. 5
48’’ x 100’’ Ed. 5

Rock Film 2


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock / Film V


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock MB


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock MC


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock MS V


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock RAR


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock RG


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 2AP

Rock SA V


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 2AP
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock SQ CO


40’’ x 44’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
50’’ x 55’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock SQ ZG


40’’ x 44’’, Ed. 2AP

Rock SQ 8


50’’ x 55’’ Ed. 2AP

Rock SQ 6


50’’ x 55’’, Ed. 2AP

Rock SQ7


40’’ x 44’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
50’’ x 55’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock WA


37’’ x 75’’, Ed 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock WMN V


76’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock WSR


48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock WV4


91’’ x 48’’ Ed. 5

Rock WV5


91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock WV 6


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock W5


48’’ x 100’’ Ed. 5

Rock W8


48’’ x 100’’ Ed. 2 AP

Rock ZG


48’’ x 100’’ Ed. 5

Rock 3S


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock 3SZ


48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock 60 & 70 BC


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Rock 70 & 80 2


48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 2AP

Rock & Roll NH


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Super Heroes B


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Science


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Soccer


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Soccer SQ


40’’ x 44’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
50’’ x 55’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Sport BOX


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Sport Hockey


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Sport SQ


40’’ x 44’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
50’’ x 55’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Travel 2


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Typography


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Music VQ


75’’ x 39’’ Ed. 5
91’’ x 48’’ Ed.5

Women Rock


37’’ x 75’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
48’’ x 100’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Woman Culture


75’’ x 39’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP
91’’ x 48’’, Ed. 5 & 2AP

Art SQ AZ


50’’ x 55’’

RAFF SQ


50’’ x 55’’

Soccer SQ


40’’ x 44’’


Biography

Two objects that have punctuated key moments in the history of Western modernity have undergone a process of radical transformation since the advent of the digital: books and photographs. Max Steven Grossman’s Bookscapes question these transformations. Printed large enough to pass as an actual library, these images point to the gradual loss of paper books, specially those that inhabited homes and fostered learning, dreaming, escapes. These surface-only libraries are now commodities of the art world, that can be purchased according to themes -art, film, music, fashion- and literally reproduce both the classic cataloguing systems of libraries, as well as the fantasies and desires of their owners.

Yet these images are composites, collages in Grossman’s own words. The books in every image have never quite been placed in that way except in the virtual space of his computer. Grossman photographs some of the books in bookstores he visits, others he finds floating in the sea of Internet images. He builds collections, and then chooses from his own image banks. When looked at from a close distance, you can see that each book spine has a distinct image quality, revealing their different provenance, their composite or collage character. Grossman returns time and again to these bookscapes to not only reflect on the changing nature of books and photographs in the present times but to also insist on the dreamlike potential of books. Books that keep hidden within their covers secrets that can only be revealed if you enter them, dive into the pages, allow for the physical world to be taken over by the virtual world offered.

Max Steven Grossman was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1971. He originally studied engineering and graduated from the University of Philadelphia in 1994. Soon after, he discovered his passion in life for photography. In 2000, Max Steven graduated from New York University and the International Center of Photography with a Master of Arts specializing in photography. Max Steven Grossman’s photographs have been exhibited in museums such as Beatriz Esguerra art in Bogota, Colombia; Museum of Modern Art in Cartagena, Colombia; Museum of Modern Art in Barranquilla and other galleries in Miami, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires and Toronto.

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