Shopped & Scrooged #1: Tom Sachs Nugget Playing Cards

November 29, 2010

Join us as we count down to Winter Gift Day (December 25) with our picks for the best presents to bestow on friends and family and that dude you have to buy something for in the office.

What it is. Tom Sachs Nugget Playing Cards

What is it? Acclaimed artist Tom Sachs is known for recreating iconic artifacts in actual size out of the unexpected. Among his pieces have been the Apollo Lunar Module constructed out of plywood, a blue whale made of foamcore and a cardboard Glock. Sachs' pieces have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, but he makes many special items available in his own web store. Most of them are expensive. This truly unique deck of cards is a catalogue of all of them with descriptions for each, and is just about the only way you can own every piece he's made unless you are insanely rich (call us if you're insanely rich). They are limited to a run of 666.

Who do you give it to? Poor aesthetes, high-minded gamblers, devil worshipers.

How much is it? 20 bucks, plus shipping.

Where to get it.

Shopped & Scrooged #1: Tom Sachs Nugget Playing Cards