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Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

Mexican, b. 1936

The sculptor and painter Pedro Friedeberg works in a richly detailed, Surrealist and eccentric artistic style that blends influences from neoclassical art, M.C. Escher and native Mesoamerican symbolism. He is best known for his Hand chair — a functional sculpture that is an icon of design-as-art.

Friedeberg was born in Florence to German parents and moved with his mother to Mexico at the outset of World War II. As a university student in Mexico City in the 1950s, he initially studied architecture, but his designs for fantastical buildings ran afoul of his rationalist, Bauhaus-oriented teachers.

By chance, Friedeberg’s drawings came to the attention of Mathias Goeritz, the German-born Dadaist painter and sculptor. He encouraged Friedeberg and made him a protégé. Friedeberg credits his mentor for instilling in him a fanatical attention to detail in his work. Friedeberg produced his first Hand chair in 1961, and has since created numerous iterations. He has also made several variants using other human limbs in different functional forms such as tables and clocks.

While Friedeberg’s sculptures have a gentle character that is sometimes described as spiritual, his paintings and prints are something entirely different. He employs deep perspective to create hypnotic, painstakingly rendered canvases that suggest rooms and cityscapes.

Whatever the medium, Friedeberg’s work is arresting and instantly recognizable. The Hand chair, though familiar, remains a captivating piece — both furniture and artwork — that stands apart in any interior. Examples are often priced between $20,000 and $30,000, depending on formal variations (such as a foot-shaped pedestal), material and condition. Smaller functional items such as tabletop clocks bring about $9,000. His paintings and drawings require space; they are meant to be contemplated. Prices on original examples start at about $30,000; prints generally sell in the region of $900.

As you will see on 1stDibs, the art and design of Pedro Friedeberg is singular and memorable.

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Artist: Pedro Friedeberg
Cleopatra's nose
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Cuauhtemoc, Ciudad de México
Pedro Friedeberg, Mexican (Born 1936 - ) Silkscreen Signed Lower Right and Numbered 48/50 in roman numerals Lower Left. Beautifully Framed Under Plexiglas in Pedro's style, black ...
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2010s Contemporary Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Cats of all nations unite!
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Cuauhtemoc, Ciudad de México
Get Clay On canvas, Signed Lower Right and Numbered 51/120 in Lower Left. Pedro Friedeberg, Mexican (Born. 1936).Silkscreen "Gatos". Unframed. Signed Lower Right and Numbered 51/12...
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2010s Contemporary Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Festival Piranesi
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad De México, MX
Libro de artista impreso con tintas pigmentadas y barniz en serigrafía. Encuadernado tipo acordeón con doble vista
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Digital Pigment

Crepúsculo con molúsculo
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad De México, MX
"Crepúsculo con Molúsculo" es una pieza basada en una edición anterior realizada en 1984. Esta pieza está impresa en serigrafía sobre papel Cordenons 450 g color negro. La edición co...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Camino de la Virtud
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad De México, MX
El camino de la Virtud es una edición de serigrafía sobre papel Lana Feltmark 300g
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2010s Abstract Geometric Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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"Tiempos fáciles" contemporary surrealist geometric forms jaguars patterns
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Digital, Canvas

"Divagaciones espontáneas" Zebras and mexican pyramids surrealist print
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
During the pandemic, the artist stayed for 4 months in Oaxaca on a beach called San Aguistinillo, where he developed the Sana Distancia (safe distance) collection, he created each da...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Cotton

"Acupuntura Neoecléctica" contemporary figurative patterns human figure print
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Digital, Canvas

"Ciudad de un millón" contemporary neobarroque arquitecture city blue landscape
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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"Estreno del cine Chapultepec" contemporary surrealist obelisks blue landscape
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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"Changuitos en la ciudad" contemporary neo-barroque surrealist city with monkeys
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Engraving

"Dragones musicales I" contemporary surrealist dragons piano black and white
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Inkjet, Digital

"Dragones musicales II" contemporary surrealist print dragons black and white
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Inkjet, Digital

"CALMA" contemporary surrealist print with intricate colorful city landscape
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Engraving

"C de Cabra" contemporary engraving surrealist goat
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Engraving

"Divagaciones espontáneas" contemporary screenprint surrealist zebra and pyramid
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
During the pandemic, the artist stayed for 4 months in Oaxaca on a beach called San Aguistinillo, where he developed the Sana Distancia (safe distance) collection, he created each da...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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"Dos elefantes" engraving surrealist figurative elephant infinite room
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Engraving

"Hotel Pierre" contemporary surrealist black and white sun and skulls engraving
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Engraving

"P de Papagayo" contemporary surrealist letter P parrot colorfull engraving
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Engraving

"Los pescadores de cacahuates" contemporary surrealist black engraving
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Engraving

"Herramientas y más" contemporary engraving surrealist tools objects
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Engraving

"Manos doradas" Golden hands- contemporary screen print gold leaf, antique feel
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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20th Century Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Gold Leaf

"Omniverso" Omniverse - contemporary, surrealist, graphic, geometric sun print
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Digital

"Jaguares II" Jaguars- contemporary surrealist print, nature, graphic
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
This print is a series of 60, and it has a silver leaf on the moons. This edition is special in its color since the artist doesn't usually work with a green palette but this piece wa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Gold Leaf

"Laberinto serpentino" Serpentine maze - geometric surrealist print, op-art feel
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the “ManoChair”: a sculpture/chair designed to sit on the palm, using the fingers as backrests and armrests. Friedeberg began to study architecture but did not finish his studies. He began to produce designs that went against the conventional forms of the 1950s, some as incredible as houses with artichoke roofs. His work caught the attention of Mathías Goeritz who encouraged him to continue his career as an artist. Friedeberg became part of a group of Mexican surrealist...
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20th Century Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Paper, Screen, Cotton

"Cíclopes" Cyclops - surrealist geometric print, perspective, optic illusion
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the “ManoChair”: a sculpture/chair designed to sit on the palm, using the fingers as backrests and armrests. Friedeberg began to study architecture but did not finish his studies. He began to produce designs that went against the conventional forms of the 1950s, some as incredible as houses with artichoke roofs. His work caught the attention of Mathías Goeritz who encouraged him to continue his career as an artist. Friedeberg became part of a group of Mexican surrealist...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Gold Leaf

"Mosca negra" Black Fly - spirals, geometric, gold leaf
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the “ManoChair”: a sculpture/chair designed to sit on the palm, using the fingers as backrests and armrests. Friedeberg began to study architecture but did not finish his studies. He began to produce designs that went against the conventional forms of the 1950s, some as incredible as houses with artichoke roofs. His work caught the attention of Mathías Goeritz who encouraged him to continue his career as an artist. Friedeberg became part of a group of Mexican surrealist...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Gold Leaf

"Festival de manos" Hand festival, patterns, colors, 2d surrealist print
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Paper, Cotton, Screen

Encuentro de Dos Mundos
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Long Island City, NY
A serigraph print by Pedro Friedeberg from 1987. A optical abstract image of a surrealist interior. Artist: Pedro Friedeberg, Mexican (1936 - ) Title: Encuentro de dos Mundos...
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1980s Op Art Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Screen

"Cats" - 2d surrealist print, black and white patterns, animals
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Paper, Cotton, Screen

"Augusta ombligópolis helioradial" contemporary, geometric, infinite city
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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2010s Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Paper, Screen, Cotton

"Elefantes III" elephants, surrealist, black and white pattern, gold leaf
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Gold Leaf

"La nariz de Cleopatra" Cleopatra's nose - geometric, perspective, city
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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20th Century Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Paper, Screen, Cotton

"Sanas distancias" Safe distances - figurative, hands, post COVID art
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
During the pandemic, the artist stayed for 4 months in Oaxaca on a beach called San Aguistinillo, where he developed the Sana Distancia (safe distance) c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Gold Leaf

"Ferretería canina II" Canine hardware - dogs, geometric print, 2d, gold leaf
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Gold Leaf

"Cromaticornios II" - surrealist pattern, unicorns, gold leaf, silver leaf
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Silver, Gold Leaf

"Serenata equinofrebígua II" Equinefebrifuge serenade, surrealist horses, zebras
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Silver

"Triperio lunar I" Lunar triperium, geometric, cube perspective, black and white
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Paper, Cotton, Screen

"Triperio lunar II" Lunar triperium, black and white, metalic, surrealist print
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Cotton, Paper, Screen

City of a million with 25 boiled eggs
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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20th Century Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Cotton, Paper, Digital

Wenn wir nicht haben was wir mögen
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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20th Century Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Cotton, Paper, Screen

"Vacunación univeresal" Universal vaccination - contemporary surrealist print
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is a radial artist who throughout his career has always been at the forefront, as in the Renaissance and pre-Raphaelite art of the 19th century...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Gold Leaf

Teatro Microbiotico
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Long Island City, NY
A serigraph print by Pedro Friedeberg from 1987. A optical abstract image of a surrealist interior. Artist: Pedro Friedeberg, Mexican (1936 - ) Title: Teatro Microbiotico Year: 19...
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1980s Op Art Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Screen

Traducción Otomí o Churriazteca azul
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Pedro Friedeberg original print "Traducción Otomí Japonés". Signed and numbered by the artist. 65 x 54 in. image. 68 x 56 in. framed.
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Canvas, Giclée

Encuentro de Dos Mundos
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Long Island City, NY
A serigraph print by Pedro Friedeberg from 1987. A optical abstract image of a surrealist interior. Artist: Pedro Friedeberg, Mexican (1936 - ) Title: Encuentro de dos Mundos...
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1980s Op Art Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Screen

Changuitos en la Ciudad
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Cuauhtemoc, Ciudad de México
Get Clay On canvas, Pedro Friedeberg, Mexican (Born. 1936).Silkscreen "Changuitos en la Ciudad ". Unframed. Excellent. 20.5" x 24.5",
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2010s Contemporary Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Screen

"Alfabetos secretos III" contemporary neobarroque figurative print sun patterns
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Digital

Perros
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Cuauhtemoc, Ciudad de México
Pedro Friedeberg, Mexican (Born 1936 - ) Silkscreen, Signed Lower Right and Numbered 35/80 Lower Left. Beautifully Framed Under Plexiglas in Pedro's style black and gold wooden f...
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2010s Contemporary Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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"Interior suicidable" surrealist contemporary engraving geometry
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
The repetition of patterns and rhythm is present in almost every piece of Pedro´s work. The hybrid topographies that Pedro Friedeberg´s unclassifiable practice recreates we must rec...
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2010s Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Engraving

Canine hardware I
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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20th Century Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Paper, Cotton, Screen

Secret Alphabets II
By Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Ciudad de México, MX
Pedro Friedeberg is an artist and designer from Mexico of Italian origin, known for his surreal work full of lines, colors, and ancient religious symbols. His best-known piece is the...
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20th Century Surrealist Pedro Friedeberg Prints and Multiples

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Paper, Cotton, Screen

Pedro Friedeberg prints and multiples for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Pedro Friedeberg prints and multiples available for sale on 1stDibs. You can also browse by medium to find art by Pedro Friedeberg in fabric, screen print, cotton and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the Surrealist style. Not every interior allows for large Pedro Friedeberg prints and multiples, so small editions measuring 8 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Hans Bellmer, Leonard Baskin, and Wifredo Lam. Pedro Friedeberg prints and multiples prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $960 and tops out at $9,620, while the average work can sell for $1,926.

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