Godfather of Soul

Tom Sachs
Godfather of Soul, 2009
18kt yellow gold necklace
Pendant: 5.1 cm x 1.8 cm
Chain: 65 cm long
Box: plywood, resin, mirrors, steel screws, safety lock:  39.5 x 35.5 x 7 cm
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered

The Godfather of Soul is a necklace that was created by Sachs to celebrate the icon of Soul music, James Brown. Not only a musician, James Brown reinvented himself and innovated his industry. The Godfather of Soul is beautifully framed in a cabinet made of plywood so that it can be displayed on a wall. Sachs made the cabinet from ready made and found objects and he assembled it in his studio in New York. The idea is to have the necklace on the wall as a precious object to contemplate. 

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