Tom Friedman is an American conceptual sculptor who brings humor and childlike wonder as well as grave philosophical issues to each piece he makes. With the art object as departure, he uses everyday materials found worldwide, which the viewer can easily understand. He says it’s “enticing and seductive to start with the simple humble object that we all ‘think’ we know.” Friedman’s intent is to draw the viewer magically into the simple beauty, and familiarity of a piece, and then invite them to investigate it further.
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Friedman has held solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Yerba Buena Museum of Art, San Francisco, Magasin 3 in Stockholm, Sweden, The New Museum in New York, the Tel Aviv Art Museum, and others. His work can be found in the museum collections of MoMA, Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum, the Broad Art Museum, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. He is currently represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery and Stephen Friedman Gallery.
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