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© Tom Sachs. Image courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

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."

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Coleccion SOLO
Selected exhibitions
2021
Tom Sachs RitualThaddaeus Ropac
2017
Tom Sachs: "Objects of Devotion"Sperone Westwater
2016
Tom Sachs: Tea CeremonyNoguchi Museum
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Chanel Guillotine (breakfast nook), 1998

Mixed media
147 × 122 × 125 in
373.4 × 309.9 × 317.5 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
Medium
Image rights
© Tom Sachs. Image courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

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."

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Coleccion SOLO
Selected exhibitions (3)
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