Tom Sachs, ‘Tiffany Value Meal’, 1998, Gagosian

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

Solo Shows on Artsy

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

Group Shows on Artsy

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