Tom Friedman - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Sunday, June 29, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Feature Inc., New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Feature Inc., Tom Friedman: Some New Work, April - May 2003

  • Literature

    T. Friedman, Oh Too Oh Three, New York, 2003, pp. 26-27 & 87 (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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Printed paper collage on paper. 
132.1 x 217.8 cm. (52 x 85 3/4 in).

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £15,000

Contemporary Art Day Sale

30 June 2008, 10am & 2pm