Transmission LA Artists: Tom Sachs

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

ForYourArt 4 Transmission LA

A special series in partnership with Transmission LA


 

ForYourArt highlights our favorite artists participating in Transmission LA: AV CLUBa festival curated by Mike D of the Beastie Boys, which celebrates and presents contemporary art, music, film, and food. Open April 20-May 6, 2012 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

Tom Sachs

“The artist Tom Sachs has a bad-boy reputation and a long track record of provocation, including when he substituted a Hello Kitty character for the baby Jesus in a 1994 Barneys Christmas window, and when he used Prada packaging to build a model of a German death camp shown in a 2002 exhibition at the Jewish Museum.
-The New York Times 


Tom Sachs Interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist from Institute of the 21st Century on Vimeo.

“If his wry, subversive comments on commercialization have offended some viewers, there’s no arguing with his sheer talent for making just about anything. Using salvaged materials like police barricades or architectural foam core, Mr. Sachs has pieced together toilets, shotguns, a refrigerator and a grand piano — all functional enough to do their jobs. He has made convincing copies of Mondrians from duct tape and Knoll furniture from phone books.”
-The New York Times 

Tom Sachs, A Selby Film from the selby on Vimeo.

Image:
Tom Sachs courtesy of Only Cool Stuff