Tom Sachs – Cameras

An exhibit of twelve “Cameras” by Tom Sachs can be seen at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut.

Tom Sachs - ConEd NASAblad - 2008
Tom Sachs, ConEd NASAblad, 2008.

These sculptures employ a wide range of materials including wood, clay and electronics. The cameras display the rising predilection of consumers toward precision technology. The tools have become the art, recast as idols to progress.

Tom Sachs - Untitled (Bronze Leica M6) - 2003
Tom Sachs, Untitled (Bronze Leica M6), 2003.

Sachs has been making these tributes for more than three decades. Included in the body of work is a clay Nikon the eight year old artist presented to his father in 1974. Note the thoughtful inclusion of two rolls of film.

Tom Sachs - Untitled (Nikon) - 1974
Tom Sachs, Untitled (Nikon), 1974.

Make arrangements with the Museum to get your portrait shot by Tom Sachs. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Aldrich.

Tom Sachs
21 June – 16 September 2009
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ridgefield, Connecticut

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