Tom Sachs Watched the Mars Curiosity Landing in Aspen While Eating a Cheeseburger

Steltzner's tattoo. (Courtesy @Tom_Sachs)

When the rover Curiosity touched down on the gravelly surface of Mars early Monday morning, after the hubbub settled down, it occurred to us: what was the artist Tom Sachs doing when it landed?

“I was having a cheeseburger, from room service, and a Coke, and French fries,” Mr. Sachs told Gallerist over the phone from Aspen. He and his fiancée, gallerist Sarah Hoover, were in bed together that night, watching the landing on a laptop, over wifi in a hotel room. “1 min to entry!” he tweeted, with a picture of his laptop screen. Read More