Tom Friedman - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 15, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Stephen Friedman Fine Art, London

  • Literature

    A. Danto, R. Rugoff, Tom Friedman, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008, p. 257 (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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Ο ◆166

Outdoor Open Box

outdoor oil paint, steel
168 1/2 x 168 1/2 x 168 1/2 in. (428 x 428 x 428 cm)
This work is number 1 from an edition of 3. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for $149,000

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Day Sale 15 May 2015 11am