October 11, 2015

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Lot 170: Tom Friedman

Lot 170: Tom Friedman

Hi

2007
Collage on paper
Sheet: 108" x 78"; Frame: 111" x 81.5"
Provenance: Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California;
Private Collection, California (acquired directly from the above, 2007)
Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000
Inventory Id: 20169

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Drawing on a seemingly infinite reserve of patience, and a near obsessive concern with detail, multimedia artist Tom Friedman (b. 1965) consistently conjures up miracles and majesty from the most mundane materials. These include Styrofoam, toilet paper, cooked spaghetti, pencils, masking tape, plastic cups, and drinking straws–and he uses them with wry humor. Friedman built a geometric starburst sculpture from 30,000 toothpicks; made a perfect sphere from 1,500 pieces of chewed gum; and fashioned a work between 1992 and 1995 entitled Everything, consisting of a single sheet of paper on which he wrote every word in a dictionary. The present lot, Hi, is one of a series of large-scale collages executed in 2006 and 2007, for which Friedman painstakingly culled magazines for thematic images, layering and building them to a near epic narrative tableaux.

Friedman's work has been exhibited in major museums throughout the world, including solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Fondazione Prada in Milan, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Cooper, Dennis, Bruce Hainley, Tom Friedman, and Adrian Searle. Tom Friedman. London: Phaidon, 2001. Print.

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