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

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  • Provenance

    Sprovieri Gallery, London

  • Exhibited

    Rome, Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Tom Friedman, March 26 - April 26, 1999; London, Sprovieri Gallery, Hand Made in USA, November 1 - December 2, 2000

  • Literature

    R. Platt, ed., Tom Friedman, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, 2000, p.81 (illustrated); B. Hainley, D. Cooper and A. Searle, Tom Friedman, London, 2001, p. 25 (illustrated); G. Celant, ed., Tom Friedman, Fondazione Prada, Milan, 2002, pp. 295 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work consists of a network of spider legs glued to a piece of paper that sits atop a pedestal.

  • 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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Spider legs on paper on a wooden pedestal.
36 5/8 x 28 x 22 in. (93 x 71.1 x 55.9 cm) overall.

$100,000 - 150,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York