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Tom Sachs Art

American, b. 1966
TOM SACHS is a sculptor, probably best known for his elaborate recreations of various Modern icons, all of them masterpieces of engineering and design of one kind or another. In an early show he made Knoll office furniture out of phone books and duct tape; later, he recreated Le Corbusier's 1952 Unité d'Habitation using only foamcore and a glue gun. Other projects have included his versions of various Cold War masterpieces, like the Apollo 11 Lunar Excursion Module, and the bridge of the battleship USS Enterprise. And because no engineering project is more complex and pervasive than the corporate ecosystem, he's done versions of those, too, including a McDonald's he built using plywood, glue, assorted kitchen appliances. He's also done Hello Kitty and her friends in materials ranging from foamcore to bronze. A lot has been made of the conceptual underpinnings of these sculptures: how Sachs' sampling capitalist culture, remixing, dubbing and spitting it back out again, so that the results are transformed and transforming. Equally, if not more important, is his total embrace of "showing his work." All the steps that led up to the end result are always on display. On a practical level, this means that all seams, joints, screws or for that matter anything holding stuff together, like foamcore and plywood, are left exposed. Nothing is erased, sanded away, or rendered invisible. On a more philosophical level, this means that nothing Sachs makes is ever finished. Like any good engineering project, everything can always be stripped down, stripped out, redesigned and improved.
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TOM SACHS - TOO DARN HOT Limited Modern Conceptual Space Rocket Design Chanel
By Tom Sachs
Located in Madrid, Madrid
Tom Sachs - TOO DARN HOT Date of creation: 2022 Medium: Screen print on Somerset paper Edition: 1337 Size: 77.5 x 60.9 cm Condition: New in mint conditions, never framed This is a 13...
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2010s Conceptual Tom Sachs Art

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Tom Sachs - Too Darn Hot, 2022
By Tom Sachs
Located in Central, HK
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2010s Tom Sachs Art

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NASA Chair (Space Program: Rare Earths), Contemporary Art, Signed and Titled
By Tom Sachs
Located in Hamburg, DE
Tom Sachs (US American, b. 1966) NASA Chair (Space Program: Rare Earths), 2020 Medium: Screenprint and felt-tip pen on Samsonite folding chair ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Tom Sachs Art

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Steel

Tom Sachs, Satan Ceramics Zine, 2015 zine; sold out
By Tom Sachs
Located in New York, NY
Tom Sachs Satan Ceramics Zine, 2015 1000 Black and White copies 64 pages 5.5" x 8.5" Staple bound in NYC sold out/out of print
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2010s Tom Sachs Art

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Paper

Tom Sachs Space Program MARS sticker, 2012 (sold out)
By Tom Sachs
Located in New York, NY
Tom Sachs Space Program MARS sticker, 2012 vinyl sticker produced by Diecut Stickers, Seattle, WA 3 inches diameter (8 cm diameter) Open edition
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2010s Tom Sachs Art

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Offset

Tom Sachs Six in One Screwdriver, 2009
By Tom Sachs
Located in New York, NY
This is a multiple (screwdriver with attachments) by Tom Sachs manufactured for "The 2009 NY Art Book Fair"; limited edition of 450 unnumbered copies; signed on one side of the black...
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Early 2000s Tom Sachs Art

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Metal

TOM SACHS - TOO DARN HOT Limited Modern Conceptual Space Rocket Design Chanel
By Tom Sachs
Located in Madrid, Madrid
Tom Sachs - TOO DARN HOT Date of creation: 2022 Medium: Screen print on Somerset paper Edition: 1337 Size: 77.5 x 60.9 cm Condition: New in mint conditions, never framed This is a 13 color screen print with a semi-gloss varnish on heavy weight 600gsm Somerset Tub Sized Satin paper. Numbered of a limited edition of 1337 copies. Each print on this edition includes a group of mechanisms conceived by the artist to guarantee its authenticity, and as integral parts of the artwork. A debossed design includes information from the launch of Sachs' physical Too Darn Hot rocket at LACMA in 2021. A rubber stamp in its centre denotes the prints' specific number within the overall edition. There's also a QR code printed in UV ink that connects each print with the original Too Darn Hot NFT metadata on the blockchain. On the print’s reverse is a tamper-proof holographic sticker, placed alongside a QR code sticker that links to a unique token an NFT which serves as a certificate of authenticity for the print it connects with. This work is the first limited screen printed edition based on his Rocket Factory project, a digital platform that allows users to build, buy and sell virtual rocket components each featuring branding from different companies. Too Darn Hot is a so-called Frankenrocket. A Frankenrocket is a rocket made up of three different branded components rather than a “Perfect Rocket”, which is made up of pieces featuring the same brand. ABOUT THE ARTIST Tom Sachs was born in New York in 1966 and grew up in Westport, Connecticut. After graduating and earning his BA from Bennington College in Vermont, he studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He returned to the United States and spent two years working at Frank Gehry's furniture store in Los Angeles, where he began using the term knolling*. Tom Sachs currently lives and works in New York. Throughout the 1990s, Sachs developed a technique based on do-it-yourself, a kind of mantra toward "do-it-yourself" that he deployed in both video and sculpture. Sachs' work, which defies artistic genres, recreates modern icons using everyday materials that show all the labor involved in producing an object. His work bucks the trend of modernization which creates products with cleaner, simpler and more perfect edges. Sachs' pieces are painstakingly handmade, using a variety of materials such as foam board, plywood, resin, steel and ceramics. The imperfections of his sculptures and paintings tell their story, taking them away from the realm of miraculous conception and narrating the laborious manual process involved in their creation. All the steps leading to the final result are always on view. This means that all the joints, seams, screws or any other elements that hold materials together, such as foam board and plywood, are exposed. Nothing is blurred, matted or disguised. Hello Kitty Nativity Scene (1994) is a traditional representation of the Christian Nativity with modern animated and world-famous characters such as Hello Kitty and three Bart Simpson replacing the religious figures. This work, along with others such as Prada Toilet (1997) and White Ghetto Blaster (2000), represent Sachs' critical yet comical approach to the creation of objects and their consumption. Nutsy's (2002), a model made only with sheets of foam board and a glue gun, recreates an imaginary 1:25 scale city with a ghetto and a modernist art park that includes sculptural, mechanical and video elements and even a McDonalds. Nutsy's most spectacular piece is the recreation of Le Corbusier's 1952 Unitè d'Habitation housing block. This urban complex is intended to be an amalgam of modernist utopianism and capitalist modernism. For his 2008 exhibition at the Lever House in New York, Sachs installed his first monumental sculptures. To construct the oversized brand icons of Hello Kitty and My Melody, the artist turned to the traditional medium of bronze, which he then covered with white paint to mimic his favorite material, foam board. Other projects have included his versions of various Cold War masterpieces, such as the Apollo 11 lunar excursion module and the bridge of the battleship USS Enterprise...
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2010s Conceptual Tom Sachs Art

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Tom Sachs, Too Darn Hot: Screenprint, Contemporary Pop Art, Conceptual Art
By Tom Sachs
Located in Hamburg, DE
Tom Sachs (American, b. 1966) Too Darn Hot, 2022 Medium: 13-colour silkscreen print with semi-gloss varnish, printed on 600gsm Somerset Tub Sized Satin paper Dimensions: 77.5 x 60.9 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Tom Sachs Art

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NASA Chair (Space Program: Rare Earths), Contemporary Art
By Tom Sachs
Located in Hamburg, DE
Tom Sachs (US American, b. 1966) NASA Chair (Space Program: Rare Earths), 2020 medium: Screenprint and felt-tip pen on Samsonite folding chair Dimensions: 8...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Tom Sachs Art

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Steel

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TOM SACHS - TOO DARN HOT Limited Modern Conceptual Space Rocket Design Chanel
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By Tom Sachs
Located in Madrid, Madrid
Tom Sachs - TOO DARN HOT Date of creation: 2022 Medium: Screen print on Somerset paper Edition: 1337 Size: 77.5 x 60.9 cm Condition: New in mint conditions, never framed This is a 13 color screen print with a semi-gloss varnish on heavy weight 600gsm Somerset Tub Sized Satin paper. Numbered of a limited edition of 1337 copies. Each print on this edition includes a group of mechanisms conceived by the artist to guarantee its authenticity, and as integral parts of the artwork. A debossed design includes information from the launch of Sachs' physical Too Darn Hot rocket at LACMA in 2021. A rubber stamp in its centre denotes the prints' specific number within the overall edition. There's also a QR code printed in UV ink that connects each print with the original Too Darn Hot NFT metadata on the blockchain. On the print’s reverse is a tamper-proof holographic sticker, placed alongside a QR code sticker that links to a unique token an NFT which serves as a certificate of authenticity for the print it connects with. This work is the first limited screen printed edition based on his Rocket Factory project, a digital platform that allows users to build, buy and sell virtual rocket components each featuring branding from different companies. Too Darn Hot is a so-called Frankenrocket. A Frankenrocket is a rocket made up of three different branded components rather than a “Perfect Rocket”, which is made up of pieces featuring the same brand. ABOUT THE ARTIST Tom Sachs was born in New York in 1966 and grew up in Westport, Connecticut. After graduating and earning his BA from Bennington College in Vermont, he studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He returned to the United States and spent two years working at Frank Gehry's furniture store in Los Angeles, where he began using the term knolling*. Tom Sachs currently lives and works in New York. Throughout the 1990s, Sachs developed a technique based on do-it-yourself, a kind of mantra toward "do-it-yourself" that he deployed in both video and sculpture. Sachs' work, which defies artistic genres, recreates modern icons using everyday materials that show all the labor involved in producing an object. His work bucks the trend of modernization which creates products with cleaner, simpler and more perfect edges. Sachs' pieces are painstakingly handmade, using a variety of materials such as foam board, plywood, resin, steel and ceramics. The imperfections of his sculptures and paintings tell their story, taking them away from the realm of miraculous conception and narrating the laborious manual process involved in their creation. All the steps leading to the final result are always on view. This means that all the joints, seams, screws or any other elements that hold materials together, such as foam board and plywood, are exposed. Nothing is blurred, matted or disguised. Hello Kitty Nativity Scene (1994) is a traditional representation of the Christian Nativity with modern animated and world-famous characters such as Hello Kitty and three Bart Simpson replacing the religious figures. This work, along with others such as Prada Toilet (1997) and White Ghetto Blaster (2000), represent Sachs' critical yet comical approach to the creation of objects and their consumption. Nutsy's (2002), a model made only with sheets of foam board and a glue gun, recreates an imaginary 1:25 scale city with a ghetto and a modernist art park that includes sculptural, mechanical and video elements and even a McDonalds. Nutsy's most spectacular piece is the recreation of Le Corbusier's 1952 Unitè d'Habitation housing block. This urban complex is intended to be an amalgam of modernist utopianism and capitalist modernism. For his 2008 exhibition at the Lever House in New York, Sachs installed his first monumental sculptures. To construct the oversized brand icons of Hello Kitty and My Melody...
Category

2010s Conceptual Tom Sachs Art

Materials

Satin Paper, Screen

TOM SACHS - TOO DARN HOT Limited Modern Conceptual Space Rocket Design Chanel
By Tom Sachs
Located in Madrid, Madrid
Tom Sachs - TOO DARN HOT Date of creation: 2022 Medium: Screen print on Somerset paper Edition number: 1099/1337 Size: 77.5 x 60.9 cm Condition: New in mint conditions, never framed This is a 13 color screen print with a semi-gloss varnish on heavy weight 600gsm Somerset Tub Sized Satin paper. Numbered of a limited edition of 1337 copies. Each print on this edition includes a group of mechanisms conceived by the artist to guarantee its authenticity, and as integral parts of the artwork. A debossed design includes information from the launch of Sachs' physical Too Darn Hot rocket at LACMA in 2021. A rubber stamp in its centre denotes the prints' specific number within the overall edition. There's also a QR code printed in UV ink that connects each print with the original Too Darn Hot NFT metadata on the blockchain. On the print’s reverse is a tamper-proof holographic sticker, placed alongside a QR code sticker that links to a unique token an NFT which serves as a certificate of authenticity for the print it connects with. This work is the first limited screen printed edition based on his Rocket Factory project, a digital platform that allows users to build, buy and sell virtual rocket components each featuring branding from different companies. Too Darn Hot is a so-called Frankenrocket. A Frankenrocket is a rocket made up of three different branded components rather than a “Perfect Rocket”, which is made up of pieces featuring the same brand. ABOUT THE ARTIST Tom Sachs was born in New York in 1966 and grew up in Westport, Connecticut. After graduating and earning his BA from Bennington College in Vermont, he studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He returned to the United States and spent two years working at Frank Gehry's furniture store in Los Angeles, where he began using the term knolling*. Tom Sachs currently lives and works in New York. Throughout the 1990s, Sachs developed a technique based on do-it-yourself, a kind of mantra toward "do-it-yourself" that he deployed in both video and sculpture. Sachs' work, which defies artistic genres, recreates modern icons using everyday materials that show all the labor involved in producing an object. His work bucks the trend of modernization which creates products with cleaner, simpler and more perfect edges. Sachs' pieces are painstakingly handmade, using a variety of materials such as foam board, plywood, resin, steel and ceramics. The imperfections of his sculptures and paintings tell their story, taking them away from the realm of miraculous conception and narrating the laborious manual process involved in their creation. All the steps leading to the final result are always on view. This means that all the joints, seams, screws or any other elements that hold materials together, such as foam board and plywood, are exposed. Nothing is blurred, matted or disguised. Hello Kitty Nativity Scene (1994) is a traditional representation of the Christian Nativity with modern animated and world-famous characters such as Hello Kitty and three Bart Simpson replacing the religious figures. This work, along with others such as Prada Toilet (1997) and White Ghetto Blaster (2000), represent Sachs' critical yet comical approach to the creation of objects and their consumption. Nutsy's (2002), a model made only with sheets of foam board and a glue gun, recreates an imaginary 1:25 scale city with a ghetto and a modernist art park that includes sculptural, mechanical and video elements and even a McDonalds. Nutsy's most spectacular piece is the recreation of Le Corbusier's 1952 Unitè d'Habitation housing block. This urban complex is intended to be an amalgam of modernist utopianism and capitalist modernism. For his 2008 exhibition at the Lever House in New York, Sachs installed his first monumental sculptures. To construct the oversized brand icons of Hello Kitty and My Melody...
Category

2010s Conceptual Tom Sachs Art

Materials

Satin Paper, Screen

TOM SACHS - TOO DARN HOT Limited Modern Conceptual Space Rocket Design Chanel
By Tom Sachs
Located in Madrid, Madrid
Tom Sachs - TOO DARN HOT Date of creation: 2022 Medium: Screen print on Somerset paper Edition number: 1099/1337 Size: 77.5 x 60.9 cm Condition: New in mint conditions, never framed ...
Category

2010s Conceptual Tom Sachs Art

Materials

Satin Paper, Screen

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    Tom Sachs is known for his work as a sculptor. He gained fame for his elaborate recreations of various modern icons of engineering and design. In an early show, he made Knoll office furniture out of phone books and duct tape. Later, he recreated Le Corbusier's 1952 Unité d'Habitation using only foamcore and a glue gun. Other projects have included his versions of various Cold War icons, like the Apollo 11 Lunar Excursion Module and the bridge of the battleship USS Enterprise. Shop an assortment of Tom Sachs art on 1stDibs.

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