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Tea House, 2011

Tea House, 2011

Tom Sachs was born in Manhattan in 1966 and grew up in Westport, Connecticut. He currently lives and works in New York. After studying at the Architectural Association in London in 1987, Sachs received a BA from Bennington College in Vermont in 1989. Major solo exhibitions have been presented at SITE Santa Fe, NM (1999); the Bohen Foundation, New York (2002); Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2003); the Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo (2006); the Fondazione Prada, Milan (2006); the Des Moines Art Center, IA, which traveled to the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA (2007); the Lever House, New York (2008); and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2009). Sachs’ work was featured at the 2011 Bienal de São Paulo in “In the Name of the Artists - American Contemporary Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection.” In 2012, Sachs’ major interactive exhibition, “SPACE PROGRAM: MARS,” was co-presented by Creative Time and Park Avenue Armory in New York. In 2013, Sachs’ Barbie Slave Ship installation was featured in the 12th Lyon Biennale. A retrospective of Sachs’ boombox sculptures was presented at The Contemporary Austin (2015) and a version of it traveled to The Brooklyn Museum (2016). In 2016, The Noguchi Museum hosted a solo exhibition of Sachs’ work – the first by an artist other than Noguchi himself. The exhibition traveled to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in an expanded form as “Tom Sachs: Space Program 3.0: Europa” (2016-17). It then traveled to the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2017-18) and the Tokyo Opera City Gallery (2019). “Tom Sachs: Timeline,” a retrospective exhibition, was presented at Schauwerk Sindelfingen in Germany (2019-20). Sachs’ work can be found in important collections worldwide including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, Arkansas; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Fondazione Prada, Milan. Sachs has had solo exhibitions at Sperone Westwater in 2004, 2008, 2011, and 2017. 

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Tom Sachs Moon Rock Box: Martine, 2007

Tom Sachs
Moon Rock Box: Martine, 2007
wood, metal box, electrical wire, light bulb, key, lock, Arten Thermohygrometer, key retractor
15 1/2 x 15 x 13 inches (39,4 x 38,1 x 33 cm)
SW 20133

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Tom Sachs Synthetic Europa Rock Cabinet (Sengoku), 2018

Tom Sachs
Synthetic Europa Rock Cabinet (Sengoku), 2018
mixed media
47 1/2 x 46 x 4 7/8 inches (120,6 x 116,8 x 12,4 cm)
SW 18067
Private Collection

Tom Sachs Skull, 2007

Tom Sachs
Skull, 2007
synthetic polymer paint, hot glue, foamcore and plywood
83 x 82 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches (210,8 x 210 x 18,4 cm) frame
SW 07182

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Tom Sachs Cinderblock (Blue foam with holes), 2012

Tom Sachs
Cinderblock (Blue foam with holes), 2012
extruded polystyrene, epoxy, resin, fiberglass
16 1/4 x 8 1/8 8 1/4 inches (41,3 x 20,6 x 21 cm)
SW 16215

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Tom Sachs The Cabinet, 2014

Tom Sachs
The Cabinet, 2014
mixed media
96 x 156 x 11 1/2 inches (243,8 x 396,2 x 29,2 cm)
SW 16107

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Tom Sachs Mars Rocks, 2012

Tom Sachs
Mars Rocks, 2012
Mars geology samples, ConEd barrier, plywood, steel hardware, latex paint, UV plexi
73 1/2 x 73 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches (186,7 x 186,7 x 18,4 cm)
SW 17215

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Tom Sachs Synthetic Mars Rocks (Sandinista), 2016

Tom Sachs
Synthetic Mars Rocks (Sandinista), 2016
plywood, epoxy resin, lead, latex paint, steel
50 x 36 x 9 inches (127 x 91,4 x 22,9 cm)
SW 17218
Private Collection

Tom Sachs Docking, 2016

Tom Sachs
Docking, 2016
plywood, epoxy resin, cardboard, latex paint, steel, mixed media
27 x 12 x 12 inches (68,6 x 30,5 x 35,5 cm)
SW 17222
Private Collection

Tom Sachs MESA (Modular Equipment Stowage Assembly), 2007-2012

Tom Sachs
MESA (Modular Equipment Stowage Assembly), 2007-2012
mixed media
39 1/2 x 36 x 14 3/4 inches (100,3 x 91,4 x 37,5 cm)
SW 17219

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Tom Sachs Moon Rock Box: Helpers in Need, 2008

Tom Sachs
Moon Rock Box: Helpers in Need, 2008
wood, latex paint, steel hardware, electrical components, glass, Arten Thermohygrometer, mixed media
20 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches (51,4 x 52,1 x 18,7 cm)
SW 17221
Private Collection

Tom Sachs The Great Seal, 2015

Tom Sachs
The Great Seal, 2015
latex paint and pyrography on plywood
96 x 96 x 2 inches (243,5 x 243,5 x 5 cm)
SW 17130

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Tom Sachs Mini Geo Hab, 2012

Tom Sachs
Mini Geo Hab, 2012
mixed media
30 x 16 x 16 inches (76,2 x 40,6 x 40,6 cm)
26 x 18 x 18 inches (66 x 45,7 x 45,7 cm) pedestal
SW 12382

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Tom Sachs Dome, 2011

Tom Sachs
Dome, 2011
synthetic polymer paint & thermal adhesive on card board, resin & carbon fiber
51 x 25 1/4 x 31 inches (130 x 64 x 78,7 cm) chair
SW 11136

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Tom Sachs Tibet, 2008

Tom Sachs
Tibet, 2008
synthetic polymer paint on plywood
78 x 101 1/2 inches (198,2 x 257,8 cm)
SW 09238

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Tom Sachs Chair, 2009

Tom Sachs
Chair, 2009
fiberglass and epoxy resin on IKEA furniture particleboard
30 1/8 x 15 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches (76,5 x 38,4 x 38,4 cm)
SW 11357

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Tom Sachs James Brown's Last Supper, 2009

Tom Sachs
James Brown's Last Supper, 2009
mixed media
68 x 42 x 22 1/2 inches (172,7 x 106,7 x 57,2 cm)
SW 11137

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Tom Sachs Muhammad Ali Poem to James Brown, 2009

Tom Sachs
Muhammad Ali Poem to James Brown, 2009
synthetic polymer paint and pyrography on wood
96 x 72 x 5 1/4 inches (243,8 x 182,8 x 13,3 cm)
SW 09206

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Tom Sachs Hours of Devotion, 2008

Tom Sachs
Hours of Devotion, 2008
pyrography, wood and gold leaf
49 x 47 x 5 1/4 inches (124,5 x 119,4 x 13,3 cm)
SW 08094

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Tom Sachs Miffy Fountain, 2008

Tom Sachs
Miffy Fountain, 2008
cast silicon bronze, paint and water
108 x 48 x 48 inches (274,3 x 121,9 x 121,9 cm) bronze
125 x 102 x 102 inches (317,5 x 259 x 259 cm) overall
edition of 5
SW 08125

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Tom Sachs Trojan, 2008

Tom Sachs
Trojan, 2008
cast silicon bronze and photo-etching, patina: ammonium sulfide
88 x 30 x 18 inches (223,5 x 76,2 x 45,7 cm)
edition of 5
SW 08132
Collection of The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Tom Sachs Trojan, 2008

Tom Sachs
Trojan, 2008
cast silicon bronze and photo-etching
10 1/2 x 10 x 6 3/4 inches (26,7 x 25,4 x 17 cm)
SW 11393

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Tom Sachs Connecticut, 2007

Tom Sachs
Connecticut, 2007
pyrography on wood
64 x 96 x 3 inches (162,6 x 243,8 x 7,6 cm)
SW 08050

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Tom Sachs McDonald's Stock Certificate (large version), 2004

Tom Sachs
McDonald's Stock Certificate (large version), 2004
synthetic polymer on wood panel
90 x 66 inches (228,6 x 167,6 cm)
SW 04184
Private Collection

Tom Sachs LaGuardia, 2006-2007

Tom Sachs
LaGuardia, 2006-2007
mixed media sculpture
99 1/8 x 51 3/4 x 52 inches (251,8 x 131,5 x 132,1 cm)
SW 07129
The Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany

Tom Sachs Uncle Door, 2004

Tom Sachs
Uncle Door, 2004
wood, steel
83 1/4 x 48 1/2 x 24 inches (211,5 x 123,2 x 61 cm)
SW 04141
Collection of The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Tom Sachs London Calling, 2000-2004

Tom Sachs
London Calling, 2000-2004
mixed media
78 x 78 inches (198,1 x 198,1 cm)
78 x 144 x 32 inches (198,1 x 365,7 x 81,3 cm) overall
SW 04130
Astrup Fearnley Collection, Oslo, Norway

Tom Sachs Nutsy's 1:1 McDonald's, 2002

Tom Sachs
Nutsy's 1:1 McDonald's, 2002
plywood, steel synthetic polymer, refrigerator, freezer, grill, friolator, blower, fluorescent lights, pin-spot light, acrylic boxes, foamcore, thermal adhesive, casters, solenoids, 13 empty Jack Daniel's whiskey bottles for rendered fat, 3 electric pumps, linoleum tile, heat lamp, 12-guage shotgun cartridges, photocopier, plastic paper, duct tape, Sharpie, pine wood, vinyl tubing, Icerette ice maker
96 x 74 x 72 inches (243,8 x 188 x 182,9 cm)
Astrup Fearnley Collection, Oslo, Norway

Tom Sachs LAV A2, 1999

Tom Sachs
LAV A2, 1999
mixed media and foam core construction
91 x 41 x 41 inches (231,1 x 104,1 x 104,1 cm)
SW 00161
Astrup Fearnley Collection, Oslo, Norway

Tom Sachs Moon Rock Box: Martine, 2007

Tom Sachs
Moon Rock Box: Martine, 2007
wood, metal box, electrical wire, light bulb, key, lock, Arten Thermohygrometer, key retractor
15 1/2 x 15 x 13 inches (39,4 x 38,1 x 33 cm)
SW 20133

Tom Sachs Synthetic Europa Rock Cabinet (Sengoku), 2018

Tom Sachs
Synthetic Europa Rock Cabinet (Sengoku), 2018
mixed media
47 1/2 x 46 x 4 7/8 inches (120,6 x 116,8 x 12,4 cm)
SW 18067
Private Collection

Tom Sachs Skull, 2007

Tom Sachs
Skull, 2007
synthetic polymer paint, hot glue, foamcore and plywood
83 x 82 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches (210,8 x 210 x 18,4 cm) frame
SW 07182

Tom Sachs Cinderblock (Blue foam with holes), 2012

Tom Sachs
Cinderblock (Blue foam with holes), 2012
extruded polystyrene, epoxy, resin, fiberglass
16 1/4 x 8 1/8 8 1/4 inches (41,3 x 20,6 x 21 cm)
SW 16215

Tom Sachs The Cabinet, 2014

Tom Sachs
The Cabinet, 2014
mixed media
96 x 156 x 11 1/2 inches (243,8 x 396,2 x 29,2 cm)
SW 16107

Tom Sachs Mars Rocks, 2012

Tom Sachs
Mars Rocks, 2012
Mars geology samples, ConEd barrier, plywood, steel hardware, latex paint, UV plexi
73 1/2 x 73 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches (186,7 x 186,7 x 18,4 cm)
SW 17215

Tom Sachs Synthetic Mars Rocks (Sandinista), 2016

Tom Sachs
Synthetic Mars Rocks (Sandinista), 2016
plywood, epoxy resin, lead, latex paint, steel
50 x 36 x 9 inches (127 x 91,4 x 22,9 cm)
SW 17218
Private Collection

Tom Sachs Docking, 2016

Tom Sachs
Docking, 2016
plywood, epoxy resin, cardboard, latex paint, steel, mixed media
27 x 12 x 12 inches (68,6 x 30,5 x 35,5 cm)
SW 17222
Private Collection

Tom Sachs MESA (Modular Equipment Stowage Assembly), 2007-2012

Tom Sachs
MESA (Modular Equipment Stowage Assembly), 2007-2012
mixed media
39 1/2 x 36 x 14 3/4 inches (100,3 x 91,4 x 37,5 cm)
SW 17219

Tom Sachs Moon Rock Box: Helpers in Need, 2008

Tom Sachs
Moon Rock Box: Helpers in Need, 2008
wood, latex paint, steel hardware, electrical components, glass, Arten Thermohygrometer, mixed media
20 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches (51,4 x 52,1 x 18,7 cm)
SW 17221
Private Collection

Tom Sachs The Great Seal, 2015

Tom Sachs
The Great Seal, 2015
latex paint and pyrography on plywood
96 x 96 x 2 inches (243,5 x 243,5 x 5 cm)
SW 17130

Tom Sachs Mini Geo Hab, 2012

Tom Sachs
Mini Geo Hab, 2012
mixed media
30 x 16 x 16 inches (76,2 x 40,6 x 40,6 cm)
26 x 18 x 18 inches (66 x 45,7 x 45,7 cm) pedestal
SW 12382

Tom Sachs Dome, 2011

Tom Sachs
Dome, 2011
synthetic polymer paint & thermal adhesive on card board, resin & carbon fiber
51 x 25 1/4 x 31 inches (130 x 64 x 78,7 cm) chair
SW 11136

Tom Sachs Tibet, 2008

Tom Sachs
Tibet, 2008
synthetic polymer paint on plywood
78 x 101 1/2 inches (198,2 x 257,8 cm)
SW 09238

Tom Sachs Chair, 2009

Tom Sachs
Chair, 2009
fiberglass and epoxy resin on IKEA furniture particleboard
30 1/8 x 15 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches (76,5 x 38,4 x 38,4 cm)
SW 11357

Tom Sachs James Brown's Last Supper, 2009

Tom Sachs
James Brown's Last Supper, 2009
mixed media
68 x 42 x 22 1/2 inches (172,7 x 106,7 x 57,2 cm)
SW 11137

Tom Sachs Muhammad Ali Poem to James Brown, 2009

Tom Sachs
Muhammad Ali Poem to James Brown, 2009
synthetic polymer paint and pyrography on wood
96 x 72 x 5 1/4 inches (243,8 x 182,8 x 13,3 cm)
SW 09206

Tom Sachs Hours of Devotion, 2008

Tom Sachs
Hours of Devotion, 2008
pyrography, wood and gold leaf
49 x 47 x 5 1/4 inches (124,5 x 119,4 x 13,3 cm)
SW 08094

Tom Sachs Miffy Fountain, 2008

Tom Sachs
Miffy Fountain, 2008
cast silicon bronze, paint and water
108 x 48 x 48 inches (274,3 x 121,9 x 121,9 cm) bronze
125 x 102 x 102 inches (317,5 x 259 x 259 cm) overall
edition of 5
SW 08125

Tom Sachs Trojan, 2008

Tom Sachs
Trojan, 2008
cast silicon bronze and photo-etching, patina: ammonium sulfide
88 x 30 x 18 inches (223,5 x 76,2 x 45,7 cm)
edition of 5
SW 08132
Collection of The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Tom Sachs Trojan, 2008

Tom Sachs
Trojan, 2008
cast silicon bronze and photo-etching
10 1/2 x 10 x 6 3/4 inches (26,7 x 25,4 x 17 cm)
SW 11393

Tom Sachs Connecticut, 2007

Tom Sachs
Connecticut, 2007
pyrography on wood
64 x 96 x 3 inches (162,6 x 243,8 x 7,6 cm)
SW 08050

Tom Sachs McDonald's Stock Certificate (large version), 2004

Tom Sachs
McDonald's Stock Certificate (large version), 2004
synthetic polymer on wood panel
90 x 66 inches (228,6 x 167,6 cm)
SW 04184
Private Collection

Tom Sachs LaGuardia, 2006-2007

Tom Sachs
LaGuardia, 2006-2007
mixed media sculpture
99 1/8 x 51 3/4 x 52 inches (251,8 x 131,5 x 132,1 cm)
SW 07129
The Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany

Tom Sachs Uncle Door, 2004

Tom Sachs
Uncle Door, 2004
wood, steel
83 1/4 x 48 1/2 x 24 inches (211,5 x 123,2 x 61 cm)
SW 04141
Collection of The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Tom Sachs London Calling, 2000-2004

Tom Sachs
London Calling, 2000-2004
mixed media
78 x 78 inches (198,1 x 198,1 cm)
78 x 144 x 32 inches (198,1 x 365,7 x 81,3 cm) overall
SW 04130
Astrup Fearnley Collection, Oslo, Norway

Tom Sachs Nutsy's 1:1 McDonald's, 2002

Tom Sachs
Nutsy's 1:1 McDonald's, 2002
plywood, steel synthetic polymer, refrigerator, freezer, grill, friolator, blower, fluorescent lights, pin-spot light, acrylic boxes, foamcore, thermal adhesive, casters, solenoids, 13 empty Jack Daniel's whiskey bottles for rendered fat, 3 electric pumps, linoleum tile, heat lamp, 12-guage shotgun cartridges, photocopier, plastic paper, duct tape, Sharpie, pine wood, vinyl tubing, Icerette ice maker
96 x 74 x 72 inches (243,8 x 188 x 182,9 cm)
Astrup Fearnley Collection, Oslo, Norway

Tom Sachs LAV A2, 1999

Tom Sachs
LAV A2, 1999
mixed media and foam core construction
91 x 41 x 41 inches (231,1 x 104,1 x 104,1 cm)
SW 00161
Astrup Fearnley Collection, Oslo, Norway