Hello Kitty lowered into position via Wallpaper
From May 8 – June 21 the Sperone Westwater Gallery presents the works of Tom Sachs. The gallery has divided up the gallery space into smaller spaces each housing an individual work. Sachs has handmade each of the pieces in this exhibit, using various items to create a “do it yourself” feel. The Lever House has sponsored Sachs to create large scale creations. In the plaza is a 21 foot Hello Kitty with fountains, and a 7 foot Crying Miffy. In the lobby, Sachs has created 6-9 feet tall towers made of batteries, and even a bronze dumpster.
Hello Kitty under construction via Wallpaper
New York native Sachs is best known for his “Hello Kitty Nativity” where he replaced the Virgin Mary with Hello Kitty dressed in designer clothes. This was displayed in windows of Barneys New York during the Christmas season. His works deal with consumerism, branding and cultural fetishism of products, and objects.
Tom Sachs, Quality (2008) via Sperone Westwater
Tom Sachs, Sisyphus (2007) via Sperone Westwater