Tom Sachs, ‘F-You’, 1996, Phillips
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Tom Sachs

F-You, 1996

Cardboard, duct tape, wire, vinyl, spray paint, nail polish, and vice grips
13 1/10 × 8 3/5 × 3 1/2 in
33.3 × 21.9 × 8.9 cm
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Signed and titled "Tom Sachs ♡ F YOU" on the reverse
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, ‘F-You’, 1996, Phillips
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
P
Phillips
Medium
Signature
Signed and titled "Tom Sachs ♡ F YOU" on the reverse
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

F-You, 1996

Cardboard, duct tape, wire, vinyl, spray paint, nail polish, and vice grips
13 1/10 × 8 3/5 × 3 1/2 in
33.3 × 21.9 × 8.9 cm
Bidding closed
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