Nutsy's [2003] | Tom Sachs
Nutsy's [2003] | Tom Sachs
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Nutsy's [2003]

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Nutsy's by Tom Sachs [2003]

Using foam core, hot glue, plywood, steel, scavenged street lumber, asphalt, a radar gun, liquor, turntables and LPs, Tom Sachs has built a 4,000-square-foot installation that links the idealistic modernism of Le Corbusier with the commercialized modernism of McDonald's. Remote-control cars and their racetrack form the connective tissue that binds the disparate parts of Nutsy's together, from the ghetto and Modernist art park to the bong-hit station and piss station.

Representing the culmination of Tom Sachs's studio activity over the past two years, Nutsy's was originally inspired by Le Corbusier's 1952 Unit d'Habitation housing block--a massive 12-story structure which has come to symbolize both the integrity of modernism as well as its subsequent corruption. In thinking about modernism's ideals, Sachs--ever the bricoleur--was driven to explore its other side. Modernism and bricolage act as a kind of foil for each other in Nutsy's, with the resourcefulness of bricolage standing in contrast to the grandiosity of Modernism. 

  • Unread but with small remainder mark on bottom edge. Priced accordingly.
  • Item Weight : 10.6 ounces
  • Paperback : 136 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 089207292X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0892072927
  • Product Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.75 x 11 inches
  • Publisher : Guggenheim Museum