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[Tom] Sachs made one too.  His was plywood and screws and resin.  He left the edges rough.  You can see the color of the wood bleeding through the white paint.  It is, unquestionably, a Tom Sachs artwork.  We both made two, and gave each other one.
Sachs says mine is art too.  I tell him I’m not sure I agree.
“Your Blade Runner gun is totally a piece of art,” he says.
“But I couldn’t sell it at a gallery,” I say.  “I guess I could make another one, but it would kill me to let this one go.”
“It feels like that every single time,” Sachs says.  “That’s when you know it’s good.”  If you cobble together found materials into a bricolage of a prosaic object, but it hurts to let it go, you’re making art.
    —    Adam Savage
From his article:  “Ground Control To Major Tom
Appearing in:  Wired Magazine, dtd:  September 2016
Link to the article:  http://www.wired.com/2016/09/adam-savage-tom-sachs-movie-props/
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