selected recent works


In bed with lucy and dolly
photograms 1  photograms 2

photography 1  photography 2

Vesicles of endevour 
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Self organizing still life
of interactive sculptures
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sculptures 3  sculptures 4

exhibition views
curriculum vitae

TEXTS: english - deutsch
interactive sculptures

on site


© david fried 2017

Artist at work
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minimal art sculptures

David Fried studio 2018

nyc public sculpture 2018 creating public sculpture for nyc, studio 2018


minimal sculpture david fried

david fried, installing sculpture

artist david fried museum kunstpalastInstalling sculpture at Museum Kunstpalast 2015

Fried Studio 2017


sculpture commission - in studio 2011


david fried installing at galerie voss
Installing sculptures at Galerie Voss

david fried artist at work

david fried welding stainless bubble sculpture

Fried Atelier



David Fried atelier


Installing sculpture on set of "Return to Montauk" by Volker Schlöndorff

artist at work

outdoor sculpture installation

david fried sculpture installation

david fried sculpture kunst

david fried sculpture installation kunst


artist at work

artist at work

artist at work

Link to artist's selection earliest works: 1971-1973

Link to artist's works: 1990-1996

Link to artist's New York street art and studio work: 1980-1984: http://www.avant-streetart.com

Fried, 1982

1980 lower Manhattan. The streets are strewn with refuse, there are layered graffiti tags, peeling decrepit walls, and manipulative advertisements for crap everywhere you look. The daily public street-experience a pounding affront to our culture’s deeper sensibilities and priorities, a selfish self-interest landscape void of its inhabitants' poetic expressions.

Avant, the first artist group in NYC to adorn public spaces with their handmade unique works of non-calligraphic art was born out of that vacuum. An apparent cultural niche was explored that begged evolution in New York’s short-lived cycles of natural selection.

Until that point, everything that was street was done on the street. Beyond graffiti, early Basquiat SAMO texts and Haring’s crawling baby began to appear. Until Avant’s efforts as artists to use the street as an exhibition space, where works were created in the studio on paper that may otherwise be owned, exhibited and collected had never been explored. Ultimately, Avant produced thousands of acrylic on paper paintings and plastered them on walls, doors, bus-stops and galleries city-wide.

The idea of forming an anonymous group of young artist guerillas that would be capable of mass distribution tactics like commercial ad-agencies was a radical idea that aimed at a mass shift in public accessibility, awareness and engagement in visual art.

The street-as-gallery tradition was born. After avant, this venue has become an evolving world wide establishment as countless artists and creative people make sure that the avant-guard is not restricted to the elite institutions of art alone. - DF

Archive images:http://avant-streetart.com/avant_street_art_1980s_New_York.htm

See Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVANT