Tom Friedman - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Edition for Parkett 64

  • 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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Seventy-five stacked and glued styrofoam cups hand-painted in colors,
41 x 3 x 3 in. (104.1 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)
signed and numbered 23/75 in black ink on the underside (there were also 20 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Parkett Editions, Zurich and New York, a few pressure marks in the bottom cup, otherwise in very good condition.

$1,500 - 2,000 

Sold for $1,375

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York