tom friedman sculpts a peeing figure from foil
 
tom friedman sculpts a peeing figure from foil
dec 17, 2013

tom friedman sculpts a peeing figure from foil

tom friedman sculpts a peeing figure from foil
untitled (peeing figure), 2012
stainless steel
from an edition of 3 and 2 artist’s proofs
figure: 96 x 30 x 27 inches
(243.84 x 76.2 x 68.58 cm)
urine stream: 56 x 10 x 1/2 inches
(142.24 x 25.4 x 1.27 cm)
image courtesy of luhring augustine

 

 

 

american artist tom friedman has sculpted ‘untitled (peeing figure)’, a highly detailed stainless steel casting of standing man, his pants rolled down to the floor, urinating. originally constructed from varying bits of aluminum foil, turkey-basting pans, plates and roasting dishes, the finished structure is made only of metal, including the stream of waste that flows down to the floor, which is made from metallic wiring. folding and crimped into the silhouette of a human model, the towering character recently exposed himself in south beach, presented by luhring augestine and stephen friedman gallery for ‘public’ – the public sector of art basel miami beach, a division which allows visitors to explore the many site-specific artworks located along the tropical landscape.

 

 

tom friedman sculpts a peeing figure from foil
(above images) untitled (peeing figure), 2012
stainless steel
from an edition of 3 and 2 artist’s proofs
figure: 96 x 30 x 27 inches
(243.84 x 76.2 x 68.58 cm)
urine stream: 56 x 10 x 1/2 inches
(142.24 x 25.4 x 1.27 cm)
images courtesy of luhring augustine

 

 

tom friedman sculpts a peeing figure from foil
(above images) untitled (peeing figure), 2012
stainless steel
from an edition of 3 and 2 artist’s proofs
figure: 96 x 30 x 27 inches
(243.84 x 76.2 x 68.58 cm)
urine stream: 56 x 10 x 1/2 inches
(142.24 x 25.4 x 1.27 cm)
images courtesy of luhring augustine

 

 

tom friedman sculpts a peeing figure from foil
‘untitled (peeing figure)’ at ‘public’ in miami’s collins park
image © designboom

 

 

tom friedman sculpts a peeing figure from foil
the foil figure seen through the trees in miami south beach
image © designboom

 

 

 

‘public’

‘public’ features large-scale sculptures and installations by leading and emerging international artists, including sam falls, thomas houseago, alicja kwade, richard long, santiago roose, oscar tuazon, and ursula von rydingsvard. many of the works will remain on view through march 2014. for the third straight year, ‘public’ is produced in partnership with the bass museum of art. the sector is open to the public and free of charge. this year’s selection of artworks from 24 international artists has been curated with the theme ‘social animals’ by nicholas baume, chief curator for the new york city-based public art fund.

  • This is a waste of good funding sources and materials on this useless piece of garbage art, he obviously had nothing to say, so he he decided to create something he thought would shock you…

    james says:
  • Are you seriously shocked by this?

    Wilfred says:
  • artsy fartsy intellectual bs
    this is the kind of sculpture that give art a bad rep

    Paedra says:
  • Neither do I get why this is shocking nor the bad rep comment. I think it gives art a better rep, art is about giving you a fresher look of the world, I can imagine walking next to that thing and for sure it would make me smile..

    DIEGO says:

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