Artist spotlight: Tom Sachs.
New York City based sculptor, Tom Sachs recreates various modern icons.I recently found this artist upon a web search and fell in love when I saw a Chanel chainsaw made of cardboard and thermal adhesive. After finding his website I found many different pieces that were just as amazing, including the 'crying Hello Kitty'. You should really take a look at his website; He has many exhibitions on in America, I just hope he makes an appearance in London!
'In an early show he made Knoll office furniture out of phone books and duct tape; later, he recreated Le Corbusier's 1952 Unité d'Habitation using only foamcore and a glue gun. Other projects have included his versions of various Cold War masterpieces, like the Apollo 11 Lunar Excursion Module, and the bridge of the battleship USS Enterprise. And because no engineering project is more complex and pervasive than the corporate ecosystem, he's done versions of those, too, including a McDonald's he built using plywood, glue, assorted kitchen appliances. He's also done Hello Kitty and her friends in materials ranging from foamcore to bronze.'