Not Your Typical Chanel & Prada Goods…

Not Your Typical Chanel & Prada Goods…

Tuesday, November 7, 2006 by Wendy Lam

New York born artist Tom Sachs is something of a troublemaker on the art scene. Focused on critiquing fashion and street cultures, he manipulates our ideas of consumption, branding, commercial imagery and objects of money and power. Tom Sachs addresses the mania around fashion, attempting to change viewer’s perceptions of precious items and revered brands. His pieces have a very “do-it-yourself” quality, made from mundane materials: foam core, Sharpie markers, duct tape and hot glue. Several of his sculptures include Chanel Guillotine (Breakfast Nook ’98), Chanel Chainsaw (’96) and Prada Toilet (’97) made from original Prada packaging.

Thanks to Roman for sending these over, I bet he knows I luv them Designer ‘Goods’ haha! I almost didn’t know how to categorize this, so ‘accessories’ is the place to put it…I assume haha. These are some crazy ideas, but very skilled…that Chanel chainsaw looks pretty legit haha, but the Prada toilet (after the jump) looks like its gonna fall apart once you sit on it. Its always kewl to see what others do on their spare time =)!


Categories: jewelry/accessories


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