Tom Friedman, ‘Untitled’, 1995, Sotheby's

Property from the Jacqueline Fowler Collection

Executed in 1995.

Art Institute of Chicago, Affinities: Chuck Close and Tom Friedman, April - July 1996
Milan, Fondazione Prada, Tom Friedman, October - December 2002, pp. 15, 100 & 115, illustrated in color
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; San Francisco, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Aspen Art Museum; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art; New York, New Museum, Tom Friedman, July 2000 - January 2002, p. 47, illustrated

Bruce Hainley, Dennis Cooper, Adrian Searle, Eds., Tom Friedman, London 2001, p. 60, illustrated in color

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

About Tom Friedman

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.”

American, b. 1965, St. Louis, Missouri, based in Leverett, Massachusetts