Tom Friedman - Modern & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, New York New York Monday, June 17, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Feature Inc., New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

  • Exhibited

    London, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Tom Friedman, March 8–April 13, 2002 (another example exhibited)
    Los Angeles, Honor Fraser, Sculpture Now, March 2–April 3, 2006 (another example exhibited)
    Washington University in St. Louis, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Pure Invention: Tom Friedman, October 25–December 31, 2006 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Tom Friedman, exh. cat., Fondazione Prada, Milan, 2002, pp. 24, 308 (another example illustrated)
    Liam Otten, "Pure Invention: Tom Friedman at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum," Washington University in St. Louis: Newsroom, September 21, 2006, online (another example 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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signed and numbered "Tom Friedman AP 2/3" on the underside of the cube
plastic and oil-based enamel paint, in 2 parts
overall dimensions 8 1/2 x 53 x 53 in. (21.6 x 134.6 x 134.6 cm)
splatter 53 x 53 in. (134.6 x 134.6 cm)
cube 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (21.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)

Executed in 2002, this work is artist's proof 2 from an edition of 12 plus 3 artist's proofs.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $1,524

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