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 Magnificant Gilt Hand Chair by Pedro Friedeberg Pedro  Friedeberg
 
 
Rare Editioned Bronze Hand and Feet Chair by Pedro Friedeberg Pedro  Friedeberg
 
 Two Hand Foot Sculptures by Pedro Friedeberg Pedro  Friedeberg
 
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A unique sculpture by Pedro Friedeberg Pedro  Friedeberg
 
 Rare Unique Cabinet Chest with Drawers  Pedro  Friedeberg
 
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Framed Surrealistic Painting by Pedro Friedeberg  Pedro  Friedeberg
 
 Large Hand and Foot Sculpture by Pedro Friedeberg  Pedro  Friedeberg
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Surrealistic Sculpture Clock and Candelabra by Pedro Friedeberg Pedro  Friedeberg
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Two small gilt hand foot chair sculptures  Pedro  Friedeberg
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 Framed surrealistic drawing by Pedro Friedeberg  Pedro  Friedeberg
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Pedro Friedeberg
(Mexican, 1936−)

Pedro  Friedeberg

Artist Statement:
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico known for his surrealist work in both 2 and 3D. Friedeberg was born in Florence, Italy in 1936, the son of German-Jewish parents. Friedeberg arrived in Mexico at the age of three. Having shown an early inclination for drawing and reading, he studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana, where he was profoundly influenced by the teaching of Mathias Goeritz, a German-Mexican artist. In 1960, Friedeberg was invited to join a group based on Dadaist principles: the creation of anti-art for art's sake. Los Hartos (The Fed Up) was a rejection of political painting and provided an alternative to the social painting of the time. This organization led Friedeberg to part in another direction that would define his work - he believed in the autonomy of aestheticism. In addition to his non-fictional architectural fantasies, he began producing furniture that rejected the predominantly international style of architecture and design that was being taught in Mexico. After designing his first chair, Friedeberg went on to design tables, couches, and love seats. This body of work, along with Friedeberg's obsessively crowded and meticulously detailed canvases, often included references to Tantric scriptures, Aztec codices, Catholicism, Hinduism, and symbols of the occult. Although his paintings, filled to overflowing with surprise, were sometimes described as examples of Surrealism or fantastic realism, they are not easily definable in terms of conventional categories. He used architectural drawing as the medium through which he created unusual compositions and also designed furniture and useless objects, admitting that his artistic activity was rooted in boredom. This sense of irony and surfeit imparted to his pictures, through the hallucinatory repetition of elements, an asphyxiating formal disorder. Friedeberg's work is a product of highly conscious, if not self-conscious, thought.