Tom Friedman - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Feature Inc., New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Vanitas Personae: An Exploration of the Self
    and Other Related Characters, March 4 - April 1, 2000; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; San Francisco, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Aspen Art Museum; Winston - Salem, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art and New York, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, July 8, 2000 - February 3, 2002, Tom Friedman, p. 37 and inside front cover (illustrated); Milan, Fondazione Prada, Tom Friedman, October 25 - December 15, 2002, p. 14 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    B. Hainley, D. Cooper & A. Searle, Tom Friedman, London 2001, p. 48 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Tom Friedman

    American • 1965

    Tom Friedman is a multimedia artist working mainly in sculpture and works-on-paper. Interested in looking at the thin line between fantasy and autobiography, Friedman often creates works that push viewers into a complicit state of witnessing. His sculptures are composed of a multitude of objects, and he assembles them in such a way as to transform the mundane into an intricate work of art. He combines materials such as Styrofoam, foil, paper, clay, wire, hair and fuzz through a labor-intensive practice that seeks to tell a story, whether about himself or the world at large.

    Friedman's approach to autobiography is not memoiristic. Rather, he takes the smallest moments of his life, like a piece of paper found on the street, and blows it out of proportion.

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Gelatin silver print.
15 7/8 x 12 1/4 in. (40.3 x 31.1 cm).
Signed, numbered of three and dated “Friedman 94” on the reverse. This work is an artist’s proof from an edition of three plus one artist’s proof.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $22,800

Contemporary Art Part II

18 May 2007
10am & 2pm New York