Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs
1,000 Years, 2011
epoxy resin on mixed media
16 x 22 x 12-1/4 inches

Tom Sachs
Breast Cup, 2011
epoxy resin on mixed media
6 x 5 x 4-1/2 inches

Tom Sachs
Model Twenty Six, 2012
mixed media
20 x 47-5/8 x 12-1/2 inches

Tom Sachs
Untitled ('I loved my sister's Barbie so very much. My parents, afraid that I'd turn out gay, encouraged carpentry. In secrecy, I made my own. It wasn't love, only lust.'), 2013
plywood, hardwood, and Vectran
11-1/2 x 3-1/4 x 1-5/8 inches

Tom Sachs
Penguin, 2014
synthetic polymer paint, steel, plywood
34 x 30 inches

Tom Sachs
African American Express, 2015
titanium, porcelain, and mixed media
6-5/8 x 2-1/8 x 1 inches

Tom Sachs
Brave, 2015
mixed media
11-3/4 x 22-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches

Tom Sachs
Krylon, 2015
latex, synthetic polymer paint, hardware, pyrography, and plywood
8-1/4 x 8-3/8 x 5-1/2 inches

Tom Sachs
Micro Boom, 2015
mixed media
12 x 10-1/2 x 4-1/8 inches

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Born 1966, Manhattan, New York

1987 Architectural Association, London
1989 BA, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Boombox Retrospective, 1999–2016, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, The Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York
Tom Sachs: Nuggets, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin
Boombox Retrospective 1999–2015, The Contemporary Austin, Texas
Tom Sachs: Barbie Slave Ship, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Tom Sachs WORK, Sperone Westwater, New York
Tom Sachs: Cameras, Alrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Skateboards, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Gold & Plywood, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Tom Sachs: Bronze Collection, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, France
Tom Sachs: Animals, Sperone Westwater, New York
Tom Sachs: Bronze Collection, Lever House, New York
Tom Sachs: Space Program, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
Tom Sachs: Islandia, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Tom Sachs: Logjam, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Tom Sachs, Fondazione Prada, Milan
Tom Sachs Survey: America, Modernism, Fashion, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Vanity, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Tom Sachs: McDonalds, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Tom Sachs: Dedicated to the Memory of Ben Plummer 1968-2004, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen
Tom Sachs: Private Wealth Management, Kunstraum Deutsche Bank, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Connecticut, Sperone Westwater, New York
Disaster (Featuring Andy Warhol), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Nutsy's, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
Tom Sachs: New Paintings, Galleria Cardi, Milan
Holiday Spectacular, Printed Matter, Inc., New York
Nutsy’s, The Bohen Foundation, New York
Le Corbusier B Sides, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston
Selector, Galleria Cardi & Co., Milan
White, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Lamps, Bitch Lounge & Quarter Screws, A/D Gallery, New York
American Bricolage, Sperone Westwater, New York
Test Module Five (Urinal), Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Defender, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen
Haute Bricolage, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
W.W.J.B.D.. and other Smash Hits (Neue Werke), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Stairmaster, Mont Blanc Factory, Hamburg, Germany
Burn Baby Burn, Mont Blanc Store, New York
Tom Sachs, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston
SONY Outsider, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico
Creativity is the Enemy, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Creativity is the Enemy, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York
Tom Sachs: Cultural Prosthetics, Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome
Cultural Prosthetics, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Tom Sachs, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston
Cultural Prosthetic, Morris-Healy Gallery, New York
Tom Sachs, Window display, Whitney Museum of American Art, Store Next Door, New York
Watch Me Work, Allied Cultural Prosthetics, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

One Way: Peter Marino, Bass Museum of Art, Miami
Art or Sound, Fondazione Prada, Ca’Corner della Regina, Venice
Meanwhile…Suddenly and Then, 12th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France
From Picasso to Koons: The Artist at Jeweler, Bass Museum of Art, Miami
Disaster, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
The Floor Show, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
Garden of Eden, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Transmission LA: AV Club, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Astrup Fearnley Collection, Bienal Pavilion, Sao Paulo
Fresh Kills, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City
Space, About a Dream, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Happy Tech - Machine dal Volto Umano, Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Milan
Meet Me Inside, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
Hunters and Gatherers, Gian Enzo Sperone, Sent, Switzerland
Popular: Brands, Symbols, Icons 1960-2010, Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich, Germany
Untitled (no show), Spencer Brownstone, New York
Divine Comedy Exhibition, Sotheby’s, New York
Trunk Show, Colette, Paris Sisley Art Project - The Andy Warhol Museum, Palazzo Bovara, Milan
12th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Italy
ArtCRUSH, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado
Wings II, Deutsche Bank Kunstraum, Salzburg, Austria
JOYRIDE, Dash Gallery, New York
Robot Dreams, The Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Make Yorself at Home, 7Eleven Gallery, New York
XXL, 1000 Eventi, Milan
Wings: The Wing in Contemporary Art, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Second Main, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists, X Initiative
Bike Rides: The Exhibition, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Small Packages, Art Production Fund LAB/ American Standard Gallery, New York
Stages, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, New York
A House Is Not A Home, BC Magazine, Paris Sculpture Show, Sperone Westwater, New York
Words are Diamonds, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
SIGN/AGE: Part Three: Fight the Power, Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York
Better History, The American Standard Gallery, New York
Schizmo. 10 Vyner Street, London
The Garden At 4AM, Gana Art Gallery, New York
Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, FLAG Art Foundation, New York; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
I Won't Grow Up, Cheim & Read, New York
Branded and on Display, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This is America! Contemporary Art and American Photorealism, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands; Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
New York, New York: Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Film, Music, and Video, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
Public Sculpture Invitational, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, Indiana
3-D Die Dritte Dimension, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany
Sculpture, The Cartin Collection, Hartford, Connecticut
Homestyle, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
DESIGN ART: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Museum of Design, Atlanta, Georgia; Aspen Art Museum, Colorado Sculptural Sphere, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Perpetual Bliss, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Materials, Metaphors, Narratives, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Shopping: Art and Consumer Culture, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England
Shopping, Kunst und Konsumkultur, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Time Space Motion, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Mirroring Evil. Jewish Museum, New York
Self-Medicated, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
Camera Works, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Art at the Edge of the Law, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Andy Warhol Knives, Sperone Westwater, New York
Ironical Instinct, Galleria Cardi, Milan
Making the Making, Apex Art, New York
My Reality, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
American Bricolage, Sperone Westwater, New York
Toys, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York
Expressions in Wood, Max Fish, New York
C2C, New Langton Arts, San Francisco American
Bricolage, Sperone Westwater, New York
Hand-Made in the U.S.A., Sprovieri Gallery, London
Destruction/Creation, Ubu Gallery, New York
Seven New York Artists, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
2001, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Fabula: Consumer Media and Contemporary Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
The Stroke, Exit Art, New York Coup d'Etat, Alleged Gallery, New York
Readymade Project, Wunderkammer, London Making Change, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco
Dysfunctional Sculpture, Center Galleries, Detroit, Michigan
Persuasion, Lombard-Fried Gallery, New York
Paper: A Retrospective, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
Exposing Meaning in Fashion Through Presentation, Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, New York
Comfort Zone: Furniture by Artists, Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York
Thinking Aloud, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Cornerhouse, Manchester, United Kingdom; and Camden Arts Centre London
Food for Thought, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit Hedge, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York
He Swam Down, Away, Audiello Fine Art, New York
Ensemble Moderne: The Still Life in Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Bathroom, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York
New York, Gallery F15, Moss, Norway
Thirty-Third Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Summer Group Show, Sperone Westwater, New York
Icons: Modern Design and the Haunting Quality of Everyday Objects, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Road Show '97, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York
The Subverted Object, Ubu Gallery, New York
American Dreamin’, Linda Kirkland Gallery, New York
On/In/Through, Morris-Healy Gallery, New York
Shred Sled Symposium, Thread Waxing Space, New York
Occupato, Bennett Roberts Fine Art, Los Angeles
Inaugural Exhibition, Paul Morris Gallery, New York
Red Windows, Barney's, New York
Kill All Artists, Public performance, New York
Pathetic masterworks, Alleged Gallery, New York
The Bong Show, Alleged Gallery, New York
ICFF Windows, Barney's, New York
Shopping Cart Furniture window with Dries van Noten, Barney's, New York
Minimal Tricks, Alleged Gallery, New York
10 Steps, Muranishi Lederman, New York
Exhibition, Allied Cultural Prosthetics, New York
Denied Access Parking Lot, L.A. Eats, Los Angeles

Public Collections
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
The Berezdivin Collection, Puerto Rico The Cartin Collection, Hartford, Connecticut and New York
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Citigroup Art Collection, New York
The Contemporary Austin, Texas
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Ellipse Foundation, Contemporary Art Collection Arte Centre, Cascais, Portugal
Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
The Jewish Museum, New York The Jumex Collection, Mexico City
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Collection, Liechtenstein Lever House Collection, New York
Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Montblanc Art Collection, Hamburg, Germany
NASA Permanent Collection, Washington, DC
The Sammlung Essl Collection, Vienna, Austria
The Sammlung Olbricht Collection, Essen, Germany and Berlin, Germany
The Sammlung Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
The Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
University of North Carolina, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
Vanhaerents Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut