The book features stills from numerous works spanning more than 20 years of creative production, as well as essays on Friedman’s oeuvre and an extended interview with the artist. Friedman is known for works that combine precise craftsmanship with emotional intensity, transforming everyday sights and sounds into the raw material for sensual, often euphoric encounters. Among other themes, the book focuses on the dichotomy in Friedman’s work between the private realm and the public sphere, presenting scenes of high-pitched energy unfolding amid crowded urban settings, alongside quiet moments of poignant, individual experience.
RENÉ MORALES is Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
ROCHELLE STEINER is a Los Angeles–based curator, writer, and Professor of Critical Studies at the Roski School of Art & Design at the University of Southern California.