Installation view from “STORE” at Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Kyoto, 2011 ©Tom Sachs


Tom Sachs was born in 1966 in New York. His major shows include the solo exhibition at Foundazione Prada in Milan in 2006 and “SPACE PROGRAM: MARS” at Park Avenue Armory in New York in 2012. His works are, so to say, “handmade readymades”. A mixture of “symbols” such as sacredness and secularity, and fancy and violent things shown in works of a toilet bowl with Prada logos, a McDonald’s value meal in Hermés wrapping paper, and Hello Kitty sitting neatly as the Virgin Mary or bambino (Jesus as a boy) in presepio (Nativity Scene) attract us with the intentional naive detail. “STORE” showcased in this exhibition is the trunk that contains Tom Sach’s recent edition works. Works including three-dimentional works such as “Kelly Bag” and “American Tool Kit”, products and catalogues will be on view. Please enjoy the ironically humorous world of his creative expression.

Artist Profile

Tom Sachs

TOM SACHS (b. 1966, New York) is a New York-based sculptor known for his work inspired by icons of modernism and design. Using modest studio materials, Sachs creates parallel universes incorporating semi-functional sculpture, sometimes deployed by the artist and his studio assistants for interactive projects, as in Nutsy’s (2001-3) and Space Program (2007, 2012, 2016-17).
His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and the Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo among others.
He has had solo exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2017-18), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2016-17), Noguchi Museum, New York (2016), the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2016), the Contemporary Austin, Texas (2015), the Park Avenue Armory, New York (2012), Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2009), Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles (2007), Lever House, New York (2008),Fondazione Prada, Milan (2006), and the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2003), the Bohen Foundation, New York (2002), SITE Santa Fe (1999)among others.
His film A Space Program was released by Zeitgeist in 2016, offering viewers a glimpse into the artist’s studio practice, philosophy, and the narrative surrounding his 2012 project with Creative Time at the Park Avenue Armory.

  • Installation view from "STORE" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Kyoto, 2011 ©Tom Sachs