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Tom Sachs, ‘Bronze Collection - Trocadero Install’, 2008, Gagosian
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Tom Sachs

Bronze Collection - Trocadero Install, 2008

Installation
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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© Tom Sachs. Image courtesy Charles Duprat.
Tom Sachs
American, b. 1966
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A self-proclaimed bricoleur, Tom Sachs engages with high art, disposable consumer culture, and everything in between. Critiquing the speed and regularity with which a materialistic society replaces commodities, Sachs uses both a profusion of commercial icons in his work and builds his own functioning versions of consumer goods using re-purposed items, such as the glossy, black Prada Toilet (1997), a workable toilet constructed out of Prada’s up-market packaging, with the company’s logo prominently displayed on the sculpture. Sachs’s works are emphatically process-oriented, an expression of the artist’s DIY spirit, divulging even the flaws of his complex and labor-intensive projects. On ongoing theme in Sachs' work is outer space. He has said that "NASA is the ultimate status symbol in technology, the highest technology."

Tom Sachs, ‘Bronze Collection - Trocadero Install’, 2008, Gagosian
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About the work
Medium
Installation
Image rights
© Tom Sachs. Image courtesy Charles Duprat.
Tom Sachs
American, b. 1966
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A self-proclaimed bricoleur, Tom Sachs engages with high art, disposable consumer culture, and everything in between. Critiquing the speed and regularity with which a materialistic society replaces commodities, Sachs uses both a profusion of commercial icons in his work and builds his own functioning versions of consumer goods using re-purposed items, such as the glossy, black Prada Toilet (1997), a workable toilet constructed out of Prada’s up-market packaging, with the company’s logo prominently displayed on the sculpture. Sachs’s works are emphatically process-oriented, an expression of the artist’s DIY spirit, divulging even the flaws of his complex and labor-intensive projects. On ongoing theme in Sachs' work is outer space. He has said that "NASA is the ultimate status symbol in technology, the highest technology."

Tom Sachs

Bronze Collection - Trocadero Install, 2008

Installation
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong