Tom Sachs's Summer of Nike, Frank Ocean, and Provocative Art

“Space Program: Mars,” a reenactment of an expedition to the planet at the Park Avenue Armory on the Upper East Side. Photography by James Ewing.

The Cabinet, wall-mounted work comprising hundreds of cudgels, each bearing the name of an important influence in the artist’s life. Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

Big Cock, a plywood and resin reproduction of a Constantin Brâncusi sculpture. Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

The artist participating in a tea preparation ritual with his version of the traditional Japanese whisk. Photography by Johnny Fogg.

The whisk's power-tool battery. Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

Sake pouring into a plywood choko. Photography by Johnny Fogg.

Mars Rocks from the Park Avenue Armory expedition. Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

Astronauts drilling on Jupiter’s ice moon in “Space Program: Europa” at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Photography by Joshua White.