Quote of Note | Tom Sachs

“I want labor to be the point, because everything in our lives is miraculously made with no idea of how it’s done. As an active and critical consumer, and as someone who has attempted to make the flawless and failed, I wanted a transparency of construction here. If we know how it is made and how it falls apart, we will know how to rebuild it.”

-Artist Tom Sachs, in an interview with Carlo McCormick in Paper. An exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Sachs is on view through December 17 at Sperone Westwater in New York. His mission to Mars blasts off in May 2012.