Friday, October 30, 2009

Spotlight: Tom's Sachs

Now featured for sale in the Gagosian Gallery's new retail venture on madison Avenue. The work of art costs $12,000 a piece and was produced in an edition of five. Sachs plays on the idea that the Hermes Kelly bag, also priced up to $12,000 in materials like lizard or ostrich skin, is "the holy grail of handbags." But he demotes its status by fashioning the bag from hardware store supplies, commenting on how our society values the name brand.

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