Over the past two decades, Tom Friedman has explored various approaches to self-portraiture, from sculpting his likeness out of an aspirin tablet to monumental figures that tower over 30 feet tall. Wall, however, is among Friedman’s first departures into video. Conveying the illusion of a ghostly hand knocking and waving at the spectator, the work could be read as a self-portrait, reflecting the artist’s subtle but intangible presence in the gallery.


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Artist
Tom Friedman, American, born 1965
Title
Wall
from the series Ghosts
Date
2017
Medium
Video projection, ed. 2/6
Dimensions
14 minutes, 15 seconds.
Credit Line

Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund

Current Location
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Accession Number
2018.68
Classification
Film & Video
Provenance

The artist; [Luhring Augustine, New York]; purchased by MFAH, 2018.