The 50 Most Iconic Artworks of the Past Five Years

37. Space Program: Mars by Tom Sachs, 2012

At the Park Avenue Armory, Mr. Sachs played on our curiosity for space and recent extraterrestrial explorations in connection to commercialized systems. Sach's Space Project: Mars found itself as somewhat of a hybridized project—somewhere between imitation of reality and authentic artistic investigation. Pulling from the fundamental human characteristic of curiosity and our yearning to discover, Sachs's created a world within a world for his Space Project, which enabled regular civilians to get in on the NASA-esque action.

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