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Tiger head cuckoo clock made out of wood with visible screws and glue drops

Tom Sachs
Cuckoo, 2018-2022
Plywood, ConEd and mixed media
22 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 21 5/8 inches (57.8 x 56.5 x 54.9 cm)

© Tom Sachs; Photo by Genevieve Hanson; Courtesy Tom Sachs Studio and Vito Schnabel Gallery

In the 1990s, the American artist Tom Sachs fell hopelessly in love with Switzerland. Now, three decades later, this love has developed into what Sachs himself calls helvetiaphilia. Presented as an homage to the Alpine nation, Sachs’ new paintings and sculptures not only accentuate Switzerland’s refined natural beauty and global image, but also shed light on the haunted past of her neutrality during the Second World War, and the responsibilities that come with it.

On view now until June 4th at Vito Schnabel, Via Maistra 37, St. Moritz

All photos courtesy Tom Sachs Studio and Vito Schnabel Gallery

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