The Daily Pic

02.19.12

Artist With An Urge

The Daily Pic: Tom Friedman turns a natural act into art

Tom Friedman’s new sculpture of a peeing man, alongside its source image. The piece is eight feet tall and made out of stainless steel, but it was cast from a prototype that was assembled from aluminum turkey-roasting pans. It’s a landmark: probably the only self-portrait of an artist in the act of urination, and certainly the only one made from turkey-roasting pans. You can read more about it, and the new solo show it is in at Luhring Augustine Gallery in New York, in my little profile of Friedman in the last Newsweek.

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