The present lot was designed and built by the artist in collaboration with Nest magazine. the “Bitch Lounge” is inspired by the work of Mies van der Rohe and Florence Knoll. Carl Skoggard compares the design to the portrait of Madame Récamier by Jacques-Louis David, who is poised on a couch of David’s design, in his essay in Nest, stating “Bitch Lounge, a bitch of a place in which to find yourself, goads its occupant to triumph over lowliness.”

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

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2014: “American Handmade Paintings”, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
2013: “Nautic Challenge and Other Voodoo”, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen
2013: “Barbie Slave Ship”, Biennale de Lyon, France
2012: “Space Program: Mars”, Park Avenue Armory, New York
2011: “Drawings”, Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
2011: “Work”, Sperone Westwater, New York
2010: “Le Corbusier Installation”, Venice Biennial of Architecture, Venice
2008: “Animals”, Sperone Westwater, New York
2005: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2004-2005: "Design is Not Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread," Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York
2001:"Tom Sachs: Lamps, Bitch Lounge & Quarter Screws," A/D Gallery, New York
2000: "Seven New York Artists", Wettering Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Together with the original set of photographs conceived by the artist and "Nest" magazine and hand-built by the artist
Sold at Sotheby's, New York, Thursday, December 2013, Lot 728
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Carl Skoggard, "Bitch Lounge," Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors, 7, Witner 1999-2000, pp. 109-113 (illustrated)
Barbara Bloemink, et al., Design is Not Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread, exh. cat., Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY, 2004, illustrated p. 134, fig. 125 and p. 137, fig. 128

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Tom Sachs (American, b. 1966) is a contemporary artist known for his reconstructions of modern icons using duct tape, foam core, plywood, phone books, and glue guns. Through his work, he counterfeits capitalist cultural icons such as Hello Kitty, Chanel, Hermes, Tiffany’s, and McDonald’s. Sachs refashions objects in a crude, almost masochistic way, as nothing is erased, polished, or sanded, thus revealing the process and construction and insinuating that nothing is ever “finished.” Sachs was educated at Bennington College, the Architectural Association School of Architecture and worked in Frank Gehry’s Los Angeles studio. He currently lives and works in New York.

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"Bitch Lounge" prototype, 1999
Lot Number 32
Chromed-plated steel, leather accompanied by original set of photographs conceived by the artist and
24.5 x 24 x 36 in (62.23 x 60.96 x 91.44 cm)
Unknown edition size
Photograph signed on the reverse

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"Bitch Lounge" prototype
  • Dimensions
    24.5 x 24 x 36 in (62.23 x 60.96 x 91.44 cm)