23.01.13 by Jeff

Chanel Guillotine and other sculptures by Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs
Chanel Guillotine (Breakfast Nook) 1998
mixed media

I usually try to feature lesser known artists but I love Tom Sachs’ work too much not to post. These sculptures just become more and more relevant as time goes on.

Tom Sachs

Tiffany Glock (Model 19) 1995
cardboard, thermal adhesive, ink

Tom Sachs

Prada Toilet 1997
cardboard, thermal adhesive

Tom Sachs

Chanel Chain Saw 1996
cardboard, thermal adhesive

Tom Sachs

Hermés Value Meal 1997
cardboard, thermal adhesive

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • http://www.facebook.com/bartlettroylance Domenic Bartlett-Roylance

    awesome! so glad you posted this

  • http://www.conradcrespin.com/ Conrad Crespin

    always be knolling.

  • Gabrielle

    Glamorous satires. Wonder if the pieces were intended to be parodies of the companies’ styles themselves–

    Tiffany & Co. is just a “pretty little box” filled with pretty little pieces of metal.
    The Chanel pieces lend to a metallic, mechanic form of feminine brutality, relating to Chanel’s timeless yet innovative (chains and bows, etc) tendencies.
    Prada toilet…maybe this guy just doesn’t dig Prada.
    I really liked the Hermès one. It’s the most upfront commentary on consumerism related to designer brands.

  • imnotgivingmynametoamachine

    a toilet, a chainsaw, and fast food, man this guy deserves a frickin medal, somebody get this guy a bar of gold, maybe he can use it as a reference to sculpt a cardboard replica

  • Goldie Moore

    This Guillotine picture is the one they are using as a propaganda photo, saying the US Government purchased 30,000 of them to kill Americans!





29.05.16 by Staff

“NGURAALAMI” by Artist Otis Hope Carey

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Otis Hope Carey explores his indigenous heritage in a series that mixes 1960s optical art with themes of home and dreams of safe passage for his ancestors and the Gumbaynggirr people. His first solo exhibition, “NGURAALAMI,” will be on display at China Heights Gallery in Surry Hills (Sydney) starting May 27th. More images and video below!

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27.05.16 by Jeff

Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto

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Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.

See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera

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It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!

It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Maria Baoli

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27.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Sally Deng

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Selection of work by Los Angeles-based illustrator Sally Deng. More images below.

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