Tom Friedman - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, November 13, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Feature Inc., New York

  • Exhibited

    Stamford, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Zero–G: When Gravity becomes Form, June 4 - August 4, 1999 (another example exhibited); Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Waste Management, April 7 - July 11, 1999 (another example exhibited); Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, July 8 - October 1, 2000; San Francisco, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, November 4, 2000 – January 28, 2001; Aspen Art Museum, February 16 – April 15, 2001; Winston - Salem, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, July 14 - September 24, 2001: Tom Friedman (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    B. Hainley, “Next to Nothing: The Art of Tom Friedman,” Artforum, November, 1995, p. 74 (illustrated); B. Adams & L. Liemann, Young Americans 2: New American Art at the Saatchi Gallery, London 1998, n.p. (illustrated); B. Hainley, D. Cooper & A. Searle, Tom Friedman, London 2001, p. 49 (illustrated); G. Celant, ed., Tom Friedman, Fondazione Prada, Milan 2002, p. 14 (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. 
33 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (86 x 60.6 cm).
Signed, titled and dated "Tom Friedman Untitled 1993" on the reverse of the backing board.  This work is from an edition of seven plus two artist's proofs. 

$50,000 - 70,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

14 Nov 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York