PARIS///TOM SACHS’ CRYING KITTYS AT THE TOWER OF EIFFEL
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:
- 05/02/2016 • Best in Show | Eric Yahnker Gives Steve Jobs the Day Off at The Hole, NYC
- 04/28/2016 • The Strange World of Louise Bonnet at Mier Gallery, LA
- 04/21/2016 • Must-See Show | George Condo Channels Old Masters in “Entrance to the Void” in Los Angeles
- 04/13/2016 • First Look | Cecily Brown, Jeff Koons, & Charles Ray at The Flag Foundation NYC
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