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Tom Friedman

Untitled, 1997

Inkjet print on Arches 88 paper
16 × 20 1/4 in
40.6 × 51.4 cm
Edition 4/12
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
About the work
W
Wright

This work is number 4 from the edition of 12.

This work is number 4 from the edition of 12.

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Signed and numbered to verso 'Tom Friedman 4/12'.
Tom Friedman
American, b. 1965
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Tom Friedman’s sculpture is recognizable for its highly inventive and idiosyncratic use of materials like Styrofoam, foil, paper, clay, wire, plastic, hair, and fuzz. Working autobiographically, Friedman uses painstaking, labor-intensive methods to recreate seemingly random elements from his life. In each piece, he pays obsessive attention to detail, particularly in the replication of the objects that surround him. In Untitled (Bouquet) (2010), random objects appear to balance precariously on top of a studio crate, but the crate is actually made from Styrofoam and painted to look like a crate. “Art, for me, is a context to slow the viewer’s experience from their everyday life in order to think about things they haven’t thought about,” Friedman explains. “Or to think in a new way.”

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About the work
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Wright

This work is number 4 from the edition of 12.

This work is number 4 from the edition of 12.

Signature
Signed and numbered to verso 'Tom Friedman 4/12'.
Tom Friedman
American, b. 1965
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Tom Friedman’s sculpture is recognizable for its highly inventive and idiosyncratic use of materials like Styrofoam, foil, paper, clay, wire, plastic, hair, and fuzz. Working autobiographically, Friedman uses painstaking, labor-intensive methods to recreate seemingly random elements from his life. In each piece, he pays obsessive attention to detail, particularly in the replication of the objects that surround him. In Untitled (Bouquet) (2010), random objects appear to balance precariously on top of a studio crate, but the crate is actually made from Styrofoam and painted to look like a crate. “Art, for me, is a context to slow the viewer’s experience from their everyday life in order to think about things they haven’t thought about,” Friedman explains. “Or to think in a new way.”

Tom Friedman

Untitled, 1997

Inkjet print on Arches 88 paper
16 × 20 1/4 in
40.6 × 51.4 cm
Edition 4/12
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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