The Sacrifice
The Sacrifice

About Tom Sachs

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."

American, b. 1966, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Summer School, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2016
Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, Noguchi Museum, New York
2015
Arts & Foods: Rituals since 1851, Triennale Design Museum, Milan
2014
2012
Space Program: Mars, Tom Sachs Studio, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, Noguchi Museum, New York
2015
Tom Sachs: Nuggets, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin
2012
Space Program: Mars, Tom Sachs Studio, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Summer School, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2016
Satan Ceramics, Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco
2016
Ballet Mécanique, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
2015
Arts & Foods: Rituals since 1851, Triennale Design Museum, Milan
2014
2010
Meet Me Inside, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
2008
Uncommon Sense, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth
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