Art Basel Miami Beach

Galleries, Booth F25


Denzil Forrester, Booth F25

Tom Friedman, M16

For Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, Stephen Friedman Gallery (Booth F25) presents a selection of artists including Juan Araujo, Tonico Lemos Auad, Jonathan Baldock, Andreas Eriksson, Denzil Forrester, Tom Friedman, Channing Hansen, Jim Hodges, Ged Quinn, Deborah Roberts, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Kehinde Wiley and Luiz Zerbini.

Art Basel Miami Beach: Meridians, Tom Friedman

3–8 December 2019

For the first edition of Meridians, the gallery presents a large-scale installation by American artist Tom Friedman titled ‘Cocktail Party' (M16). Described by the artist as a "living cartoon" and intended to mirror the art world, the work plays on themes of voyeurism while riffing on pop culture, art history and self-portraiture. The work presents an animated group of twenty-six life-size figures in a wild array of outfits and hairstyles all enjoying a lively party.