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© Tom Sachs. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

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
2021
Tom Sachs RitualThaddaeus Ropac
2017
Tom Sachs: "Objects of Devotion"Sperone Westwater
2016
Tom Sachs: Tea CeremonyNoguchi Museum
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HG (Hermés Hand Grenade), 1995

Ink and thermal adhesive on cardboard
5 × 41 × 41 in
12.7 × 104.1 × 104.1 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
Medium
Image rights
© Tom Sachs. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

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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