Tom Friedman - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, November 17, 2006 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Feature, Inc., New York

  • Exhibited

    Philadelphia, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Tom Friedman, June 1 - August 25, 2001

  • Literature

    G. Celant, ed., Tom Friedman, Fondazione Prada, Milan, 2002, p. 309 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    A painting of a single strand from the American flag painted on a single strand of canvas thread.

  • 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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Acrylic paint on canvas thread.
63 1/2 in. (161.3 cm) in length.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $54,000

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York