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Tom Sachs  New York, NY

'Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF)'
1972 Winnebago Brave, mixed media
Modified Hasselblad 500C/M, plywood, synthetic polymer paint

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About Tom

Tom Sachs is a sculptor, probably best known for his elaborate recreations of various Modern icons, all of them masterpieces of engineering and design of one kind or another. In an early show he made Knoll office furniture out of phone books and duct tape; later, he recreated Le Corbusier’s 1952 Unité d’Habitation using only foam core and a glue gun. Other projects have included his versions of various Cold War masterpieces, like the Apollo 11 Lunar Excursion Module, and the bridge of the battleship USS Enterprise. And because no engineering project is more complex and pervasive than the corporate ecosystem, he’s done versions of those, too, including a McDonald’s he built using plywood, glue, assorted kitchen appliances. He’s also done Hello Kitty and her friends in materials ranging from foam core to bronze.

Recommended by our guest curators

Valerie Hegarty

Brooklyn, NY artist

"I love Tom’s use of materials, concept and of course his craft. And I especially love his humor."

Tom appears in the following Top 10 lists


'New York'




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"Sayaka Ganz ( puts this to shame but nice effort anyhow."

"cool white whale , i want to have home"

"I really love this peice and it must have taken a long time to do. This is my favorite one by far."

"wow i'm a new fan of Tom Sachs' his work is interesting yet functional, and some of it just makes me giggle while others are just a total shocker to me"

"Nice job!"



"That's amazing and i like the mickey d's all summed up into that little station like a hot dog stand"

"Wow ur stuff is really cool. Its amazing how u make your sculptures."

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