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  • Provenance

    Island Press-Washington University St. Louis (publisher); Gagosian Gallery,
    New York

  • Literature

    L. Douglas, A. George, T. Nichols Goodeve, Tom Friedman, New York 2006
    (cover illustration)

  • 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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Vanishing Point


Shaped photogravure plates and blind embossment on Somerset satin paper.

42 x 40 1/2
in. (106.7 x 102.9 cm).

Signed “Friedman” and numbered of 12 on the reverse. This work is from an edition of 12.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $27,400

Contemporary Art Part II

16 Nov 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York