Tom Sachs

, b. 1970

Throughout his wry conceptual practice, Tom Sachs repurposes consumer goods or fabricates new versions of them; his bricolage sculpture comments on how fast materialist culture consumes and discards commodities—including art itself. Many of his provocative pieces deconstruct and deride luxury culture, and Sachs has explicitly paired fashion brands with violent or debased subject matter. His Prada Toilet (1997) is a toilet created from cardboard Prada packaging, for example, while his Chanel Guillotine (Breakfast Nook) (1998) looks like a branded torture device. Sachs has exhibited in New York, London, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, and Rome. His work has sold for six figures at auction and belongs in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Centre Pompidou, and the Astrup Fearnley Museet. Outer space is another major motif for Sachs, who has made sculptures of astronauts and a digital factory for NFT rocket ships.