Tom Sachs
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Tom Sachs (born 1966) is an American artist. Many of his early works from the 1990s conflated fashion and violence, as with “HG (Hermés Hand Grenade)” (1995) and “Chanel Guillotine” (1998). In later pieces like “Hermés Value Meal” (1998) Sachs paired fashion with other successful brands like McDonald's. Sachs fully embraced the practice of bricolage: to hobble together functional contraptions out of already given materials, which are re-tools and re-signified info new objects with novel uses. But more importantly, he regenerates these bricolages into a new, oscillating syntax: one of loss, gain, and more than anything, one of play." “Unité” (2003), is one of Sachs' most celebrated pieces, a 1:25 scaled recreation of Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation, made completely out of foamcore.

Artist images


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Artist external links


http://www.tomsachs.org/
http://www.youtube.com/user/tomsachsmovies
http://ropac.net/artist/tom-sachs

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