Tom Friedman - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Massimo de Carlo, Milan

  • Exhibited

    Warsaw, Foskal Gallery, Tom Friedman, 6 April - 15 May 1999

  • Literature

    Tom Friedman, Warsaw, Foskal Gallery, 1999, p. 53 (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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Painted Styrofoam pellets.
Installation dimensions variable.
This work ia unique and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

13 October 2011