Tom Friedman - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, New York
    Private Collection
    Phillips, London, 12 October 2011, lot 34
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Untitled (T.V. Sprinkles)

signed, titled and dated 'Tom Friedman "Untitled" 2006' on the artist's Styrofoam box
construction paper, foam board, wood, tin, LCD monitor and computer software with sound
100 x 67 x 53 cm (39 3/8 x 26 3/8 x 20 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2006, this work is from an edition of 2.

£30,000 - 50,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 5 October 2017