Tom Sachs's Bodega 245

- Bodega 245 is a hub for creatives, artists and doubles as the gateway into the wild world of sculptor Tom Sachs.

Top ramen. Fluff. Swiss passports. Bodega 245 is your average New York corner store. Until it isn't. The shop owner is renowned sculptor Tom Sachs.

The passports are a clever liquor license workaround. The bodega is art itself.

Sachs is forever the irreverent champion of messy, manmade stuff in a mass produced age, and this is his laboratory.

In 2012, the NASA fanboy built a full-scale mission to Mars entirely from household objects -- space suits, rovers, the whole deal.

His latest invention is a bricolage toaster. In making machines, he is making conversation.

Sachs's latest exhibition is currently on view at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City. He is also opening a boombox retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum in April.

Keep up with all of his projects at tomsachs.org and on Instagram at tomsachs.

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