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Episode 1: Art and Brands with artist Tom Sachs

BY Charlotte Burns
senior editor at Art Agency, Partners

Host Charlotte Burns with guests Tom Sachs and Amy Cappellazzo

In this debut episode of “In Other Words,” host Charlotte Burns, senior editor at AAP, welcomes artist Tom Sachs and Amy Cappellazzo, co-founder of AAP and co-chair at Sotheby’s, as they examine the relationship between art and brands—both in Tom’s work and in culture at large. The frank and far-reaching conversation touches on everything from which brands Tom has used in his work to the importance of humiliation as well as the best art they’ve seen lately. “In Other Words” is a presentation of AAP and Sotheby’s, produced by

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Tom Sachs


Artist Tom Sachs studied at the Architectural Association in London in 1987, and received his BA from Bennington College in Vermont in 1989. His work is in museum collections internationally including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Nasa permanent collection, Washington DC. An exhibition of his work, “Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2017” is currently on show at the Herron School of Art and Design while A Space Program, his handmade journey to Mars, is viewable on iTunes. His video Ten Bullets is his guide to studio practice and the artist documents his work on Instagram and Twitter


Amy Cappellazzo

co-founder of Art Agency, Partners and chairman of Global Fine Arts at Sotheby’s

Amy Cappellazzo is a co-founder of Art Agency, Partners and a chairman at Sotheby’s. She previously worked as the chairman of post-war & contemporary development at Christie’s. Cappellazzo was a key figure in the establishment of Art Basel in Miami Beach. She has spoken internationally about the art market, and in 2012, she was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on the board of the New York State Council on the Arts.

Charlotte Burns

senior editor at Art Agency, Partners

Charlotte Burns is the editor of Art Agency, Partners. She was previously the US news and market editor for The Art Newspaper, as well as a regular correspondent for publications such as the Guardian and Monocle. Previously, she worked with the London dealer Anthony d’Offay on special projects. For several years, she was a consultant at the cultural communications agency, Bolton & Quinn. She also worked at Hauser & Wirth in London.

The live record

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By Pablo Helguera

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For more work by Tom Sachs, visit

For more on the Space Program, visit 

For more on Humiliation by Wayne Koestenbaum, read 

For press on Tom Sachs, read:

“Objects of Affection” an interview with Tom Sachs by Charlotte Burns in Cultured Magazine, April 2016

 “At the Brooklyn Museum, Tom Sachs Blasts off” by Ally Betker in W Magazine, April 2016

“Tom Sachs’ Workshop: Willy Wonka would approve” by Arthur Lubow in the The New York Times, March 2016

“Tom Sachs on what Nasa Has to Do With the Japanese Tea Ceremony by Julia Felsenthal in Vogue, March 2016

Where to look

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Art by Tom Sachs



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