Tom Sachs: The Work Is the Reward

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Nov. 21 2011 1:09 PM

Tom Sachs: The Work Is the Reward

Visual artist explains his channeling of James Brown in "Conversations With Slate."

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Tom Sachs’ latest exhibition of sculptures and paintings is simply called Work. The artist recently took Slate’s Jacob Weisberg on a gallery tour and then sat down for a wide-ranging interview about everything from his disappointments with the throwaway objects of modern consumer culture to his obsession with NASA and space exploration.

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Here’s the first of three segments from Sachs’ interview, the latest in our series "Conversations With Slate."

Here’s Part 2 of the interview.

Here's third and final excerpt of the interview.

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Come back later to download and listen to an audio podcast of the entire conversation.

Weisberg previously interviewed author Jennifer Egan, who won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for her book A Visit From the Goon Squad.

 

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