Tom Sachs

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Opening today in Beverley Hills is the first exhibition by artist Tom Sachs presented by the Gagosian Gallery. Sachs, a previous DailyServing feature, has gained international acclaim for his technically meticulous sculptures of manufactured objects and structures. The artist crafts his sculptures with very basic materials often associated with model making such as foam core, chip-board and hot-glue. Over the last decade, Sachs has been engaged with the technical wonder and romance associated with the American Apollo space program. Through experimenting with individual models of various sizes, the artist has begun to develop his own fully operating conceptual space program. By working with high-style and production clothing companies such as Nike and Prada to develop items such as lab coats and space boots, Sachs has expanded his artistic vocabulary and inventory immensely. Sachs originally studied at the Architectural Association in London (1987), and later received a B.A. from Bennington College in Vermont (1989). Since the artist has exhibited globally and has work in the collections of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the Centre Georges Pomidou.