The following images represent many of the donated works that are presently in our Max’s vault with the exception of a few new works that have not yet been added.
Thanks to the generosity of supportive friends, in only a few years we amassed a spectacular collection of fine-art photography and other examples of fine art (paintings, drawings, sculpture, mixed media, and originally designed jewelry), as well as a truly covetable selection of rock music memorabilia — much of which has been sold at auction to keep the Max’s Project liquid, some of which still remains.
Bob Gruen, Signed
Max's Album cover 11" x 14" Silver Gelatin fiber bas photo print, open edition, signed and dated by photographer
Kate Pierson's sequined outfit
Kate's Red Sequined Bustier Top & Skirt worn on stage on Cosmic Tourgasm
Records form the Story of My Life Series 1978-2005, 2005 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 Oil on paper
Elliott Landy, Signed
Bob Dylan Woodstock, NY 1968 Print of picture taken with infra red color film 16" x 20"
John Waters, Signed
Reckless Eyeballs, 2006 4" x 6" C-Print signed 9/25 courtesy of artist & Marianne Boesky Gallery
Signed Mick Rock
Ektachrome print of the late Freddy Mercury of Queen, 1974 20 x 24 matted (Courtesy of Dave Stern, Mick Rock & the 500 Greatest Shot of Rock n Roll Collection)
Bockris Schmidlapp, Signed
Ali Warhol #1 and #2, 2000 Photos and words on canvas orginal print part of series
Gary Kanner, Signed
Hurry the Band is Taking the Stage- 2011. Acrylic, oil, oil stick, and graphite on paper. 15 x 11 in.
Joseph Kosuth, Signed
Fragments of a Rainy Season for John Cale- 1992. Silkscreen on paper 21/150. 31.5 x 23.625 in. Signed by Joseph Kosuth and John Cale
Bobby Grossman, Signed
Lou Reed- 2015. Pigment print on Colorado FIber Satine 245. Lot number: 8. 10 x 15 in
Leonard Goldstein, Signed
Genetically Modified, Digitally Altered Lotus- 2012. Screenprint. 24 x 24 in.
Lisa Ruskin Pitkow and Michael Pitkow
Carved Turquoise Cameo Earrings- 2003. 14k gold and carved turquoise. 1 in.
Lawrence Weiner, Signed
Shot to Hell While Wishing Upon a Star- 1991. Silkprint 13/500 15.5 x 23.5 in.
Jayne County, Signed
Jayne County Collection c. 1970's. Pastel, magic marker, and colored pencil. Dimensions variable.
Necklace by Tiny- 2005. Fresh water pearl, smoky quartz, jasper, jade clear quartz, abalone, and Czech beads. 8 in.
Steve Nelson, Signed
Hood 'n the Boys 1971. C- print. 11.75 x 18 in Hood (second from right) Had major supporting roles in Andy Warhol's Hustler and the Chelsea Girls. Patrick Fleming (far left) also appeared in Warhol Films. Andy Paley (far right) was the lead singer of the Sidewinders who played Max's Kansas City. He was also a producer working with Brian Wilson and Jonathan Richman.
Anton Perich, Signed by Ruby
Ruby Lynn Reyner, Whimsical Punk at Max's- c. 1970's. Black and white print. 20 x 16 in.
Ocean Waves Necklace and Earring Set- 2013. Leather, mother of pearl, shell, turquoise, wood, goldstone, and freshwater pearl.
Rene Ricard, Signed
Cecil, a Poem by Rene Ricard- 2004. Craft printed in Nepal on rice paper. 20 x 29 in.
John Varvatos, Signed
John Varvatos- Rock in Fashion 2013. Limited edition book- 272 pages and 3 signed prints. 14.5, 11. 25, 2.5 in.
Alan Vega, Signed
Alan Vega Collection- 1980's. Signed Saturn Strip LP, backstage pass, and promo photo.
Signed Les Paul Guitar
Al Kooper, Tommy Ramone, Genya Ravan, Kate Pierson, (B52s) Dion, Steve Conte, Elda Stiletto, Rich Hayward (Little Feat)
Signed Velvet Underground Poster
Signed by Lou Reed commissioned by Steve Nelson for their residency at Max's, summer 1970