Tom Friedman - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, St. Louis
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2006

  • 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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Relief print from Sintra/PVC board in colors, on thin wove paper, the full sheet.
S. 19 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (49.5 x 29.2 cm)
Signed and numbered 10/12 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 4 artist's proofs), published by Island Press, St. Louis, framed.

$1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for $2,286

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 18 - 20 April 2023