Tom Sachs


For most kids the art of Tom Sachs is a dream come true. This New York based artist creates a multitude of sculptures and installations that include intensely worked scaled models, race tracks and even an room titled “Delinquency Chamber” complete with the video game “Grand Theft Auto”, a bong and a door with a lock to keep the “adults” out. The artist states “Part of what I do is accelerate the indulgence of adolescence to a profession.” As Sachs investigates adolescence and consumerism by creating indulgent environments, deeper conceptual issues of violence, apathy and capitalism emerge. The artist has recently exhibited at the Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Austria. Additional exhibitions include “Dedicated to the Memory of Ben Plummer 1968-2004,” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, which had a review by the Aspen Times (2004). In the spring of this year Sachs exhibited with Fondazione Prada in Milan creating two large installations within a 1,500 square meter space.