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Tom Friedman (American, born St. Louis, Missouri, 1965)
Chromogenic print
Frame: 63.5 x 118.7 cm (25 x 46 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Jennifer and Joseph Duke Gift, 1999
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Rights and Reproduction:
© Tom Friedman
Not on view
Friedman is known for his ingenious transformations of everyday materials, such as toothpicks, pasta, and chewing gum, into sculpture. In one now-classic work, he carved his self-portrait in an aspirin, poking fun at, yet nevertheless honoring, the traditions of marble carving and miniature portraiture. In this photograph, he depicts himself as a human barcode by taking a thin vertical slice from a full-length photographic self-portrait then stretching it horizontally with the aid of a computer to create a virtually abstract image composed of bands of color.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in blue ink on white label affixed to verso, C: "Friedman // ½"; Dealers' labels affixed to verso, C: 1) "TOM FRIEDMAN // Untitled // 1998 // lambda print, edition #1 of 4 // 24.25 x 26" // Feature Inc // 76 Grand Street // NY NY 10012 USA // 212 941-7077"; 2) "ROBERT MILLER GALLERY // 41 EAST 57TH STREET NEW YORK 10022 // Tom Friedman // UNTITLED // 1998 // Framed Lambda Print // 24 ¼ x 46 inches // 61.6 x 116.8 cm // ¼ // RMG#Fr9904.030-C"
Feature Gallery; Robert Miller Gallery

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