PARIS///TOM SACHS’ CRYING KITTYS AT THE TOWER OF EIFFEL

October 28, 2008  |  art, Feature, News, Openings, Paris, Tom Sachs

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Tom Sachs has always been known for crying in public... 

Following his two awe-inspiring solo shows in NYC earlier this year, Supertouch buddy & perhaps today's most visionary artist TOM SACHS brought his troupe of crying HELLO KITTY sculptures first exhibited at Lever House in Manhattan last month to the Paris to be displayed at the base of the fashion capital's most iconic sight, the Eiffel Tower. Exhibited in conjunction with his show of new works at GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC that debuted in the City of Lights on October 23rd—the centerpiece of which was an epic half pipe sculpture composed of two fully-skateable life-sized bronze quarter pipes alongside other bronze castings and wood burned plywood pieces—Sach's menagerie of Sanrio sculptures appear to be constructed of the artist's favorite material, foamcore, but are actually giant bronzes cast and painted to resemble the cheap material that is the hallmark of the New Yorker's oeuvre. On display through November 2nd, the three pieces representing the iconic characters of "Hello Kitty," "Miffy," and "My Melody," are viewable 24-7 on the Trocadero and have somehow managed to do the impossible and evade tagging, obviously a testament to Sach's enduring street cred. HAVE A LOOK:

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IN THE GALLERY:
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Tony Hawk's personal indoor ramp...

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