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Luhring Augustine, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; NYC Parks; and the Fund for Park Avenue are pleased to present Looking Up, a 33.3-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture by the American artist Tom Friedman. 

 

Looking Up is by far the most ambitious sculpture from Friedman’s ongoing body of work involving the use of crushed aluminum foil roasting-pans to create figures, which, through a process of molding and lost wax casting, retain the original material's imprint and markings. A charming yet magnificent piece, the quasi-human figure gazes up to the heavens, inviting others to stand at its base and do the same. The first example of this edition is permanently installed at the Laguna Gloria campus of The Contemporary Austin in Texas.

 

Image: Tom Friedman, Looking Up, 2015