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For over a decade, Sachs has pondered the technical ingenuity and romance with the unknown that brought America the Apollo program. This publication documents the culmination of his research: the realization of his own life-size Space Program, comprised of three main sculptural elements (Lunar Module, Mission Control, and Space Suit) and a Flight Plan, all put to use durin ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Gagosian / Rizzoli
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Mar 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Sachs is a sweet loony bird of contemporary art. His bricolage sculptures of guns, air conditioners, and whimsical fashion products (a Chanel guillotine; a Prada toilet) are high pop art and highly campy. That they also pack a political punch is to their credit. This is an artist who is a sharp social observer and a critic of capitalism's big guns.

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