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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Untitled (Dollar Bill)

Inkjet print in colors, on Somerset velvet paper, with full margins,
I. 13 3/8 x 33 1/2 in. (34 x 85.1 cm);
S. 21 1/4 x 41 1/8 in. (54 x 104.5 cm)

signed and numbered 64/100 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 3 artist's proofs), published by the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, in very good condition, framed.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $6,250

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York