Last night the new Tom Sachs “American Handmade” Paintings Exhibition opened at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris. Marking the seventh solo exhibition of the American artist at the Parisian gallery, Sachs shows a series of new works that bring together all the artistic elements that he has become so well known for over the year – “his use of the American landscape as iconography and his endeavor to draw our attention to the way the works are made. Traces and marks of the handicraft are voluntarily left visible and become an integral part of the work.” The beautifully handcrafted wall works of the exhibition treat a diverse set of important societal American themes, including the Goodwill logo, a McDonald’s sign in Chinese, the famous Scotch tape package, and the American flag. All these modern icons are meant to document successes and failures of the American experience. The exhibition runs until May 3, 2014, so make sure to go buy on your next Paris visit.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris
7 Rue Debelleyme