Tom Friedman - Modern & Contemporary Editions New York Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | Phillips

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  • 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

Photogravure and embossing, on Somerset satin paper, the full sheet,
S. 42 x 40 1/2 in. (106.7 x 102.9 cm)
signed and numbered `p/p 2/3' in pencil on the reverse (one of 3 printer's proofs, the edition was 12), published by Island Press, Washington University, Saint Louis, a few soft creases at the right sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York