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Tom Friedman
Cube, 2015
Steel
35 x 36 x 32 inches
(88.9 x 91.4 x 81.3 cm)

Tom Friedman (b. 1965, Saint Louis, MO) makes extraordinary work that explores ideas of perception, logic, and possibility. His often painstakingly rendered sculptures and works on paper inhabit the grey areas between the ordinary and the monstrous, the infinitesimal and the infinite, the rational and the uncanny. His work is often deceptive, its handmade intricacy masked by a seemingly mass-produced or prefabricated appearance. Friedman’s deadpan presentation implies content and form are seamless; expectations are overturned as the viewer slowly perceives that chasm between illusion and reality.

Friedman's work has been internationally exhibited in galleries and museums, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Fondazione Prada, Milan; Magasin III Museum and Foundation, Stockholm; South London Gallery; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and numerous other institutions. His work is included in prestigious collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Contemporary Austin; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Brown University, Providence, RI; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; Art Institute of Chicago; St. Louis Art Museum, among several others.  Public commissioned artworks of Friedman’s are permanently installed in Austin, TX; Saint Louis, MO; Frisco, TX; and Beverly Hills, CA.

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Tom Friedman
Wall, 2017
Video projection, silent
Dimensions variable

Tom Friedman
Hazmat Love, 2017
Stainless steel
59 1/4 x 46 1/2 x 42 1/4 inches
(150.5 x 118.1 x 107.3 cm)

Tom Friedman
Looking Up, 2015
Stainless steel
390 x 130 x 90 inches
(990.6 x 330.2 x 228.6 cm)
Photo: Sandra Steinbrecher

Tom Friedman
Untitled (circuit collage), 2015 
Magazine collage
67 x 67 inches 
(170.2 x 170.2 cm)
 

Tom Friedman
Moot, 2014
Paint and Styrofoam
Guitar: 41 3/8 x 15 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches (105.1 x 39.6 x 12.1 cm)
Mic: 54 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches (138.4 x 26.7 x 26 cm)
Stool: 23 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (59.1 x 31.1 x 31.1 cm)

Tom Friedman
Huddle, 2013
Stainless steel
34 x 47 inches
(86.36 x 119.38 cm)

Tom Friedman
Untitled (Pizza), 2013
Styrofoam and paint
86 x 86 x 5 inches
(218.44 x 218.44 x 12.7 cm)

Tom Friedman
Untitled (video camera), 2012
Wood and paint
63 1/2 x 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches
(161.29 x 113.03 x 113.03 cm)

Tom Friedman
Untitled (Dollar Bill Back), 2011
Colored pencil on paper
26 x 60 1/2 inches
(66 x 153.7 cm)

Tom Friedman
Up in the Air, 2010
Mixed media
Variable dimensions
Installation at Magasin 3 Konsthall, Stockholm

Tom Friedman
Open Black Box, 2006
Black construction paper
137 x 137 x 137 inches
(348 x 348 x 348 cm)

Tom Friedman
Untitled, 1999
Sugar cubes
48 x 17 x 10 inches
(121.9 x 43.2 x 25.4 cm)
A self-portrait made from sugar cube

Tom Friedman
Untitled, 1995
Toothpicks
26 x 30 x 23 inches
(66 x 76.2 x 58.4 cm)
A starburst construction made out of 30,000 toothpicks

Tom Friedman
Untitled (A Curse), 1992
Witch’s curse and pedestal
52 x 11 x 11 inches
(132.1 x 28 x 28 cm)
A spherical space 11 inches in diameter and 11 inches above the pedestal that has been cursed by a witch

Tom Friedman
Untitled, 1992
Stolen balls
20 x 36 inches
(50.8 x 91.4 cm)
About 200 balls, stolen by the artist over a six-month period

Tom Friedman's Looking Up (2020)

Tom Friedman's Looking Up (2020)
Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue between 49th & 50th Streets, NYC
Through March 19, 2021

Music: Benjamin Tissot, The Jazz Piano, from bensound.com

Tom Friedman's Looking Up on Park Avenue

Tom Friedman's Looking Up on Park Avenue
Park Avenue and East 53rd Street, New York
January - September 2016

Video by RoundO Films

Contact

For more information, please contact Lauren Wittels at lauren@luhringaugustine.com.