Used Paintings


Used Paintings is a book-form survey on the paintings of Los Angeles-based artist Max Maslansky, spanning from 2012 to 2016, including essays by writer / filmmaker Laura Kipnis; curator / writer Michael Ned Holte; and curator / writer Jacquelyn Davis.

87 pages (color on heavy matte with semi-gloss coating), hardcover (linen with 3″ hole cut in middle, stamped typography), 9 3/16 x 11 inches.

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Max Maslansky

artist information

Max Maslansky bases his artwork on vintage pornographic imagery, making paintings on used bed sheets, found magazine pages and works on paper. He investigates pornography's moral ambiguity in relation to the depiction of women, men and desire, while mining painting's history of figuration, pattern, gesture, and in particular, the stain. His work has been exhibited at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Five Car Garage, Los Angeles; Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York; Dutton, New York; and Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland. Maslansky also hosts an interview-based radio show entitled Riffin' on He lives and works in Los Angeles.