Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman was born in 1941 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has been recognized since the early 1970s as one of the most innovative and provocative of America’s contemporary artists. His practice spans a broad range of media including sculpture, photography, neon, video, drawing, printmaking, and performance. Nauman currently lives in Galisteo, New Mexico.

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Good Boy Bad Boy, 1985

Medium: Video tapes, tape decks, monitors

Recipient: The Art Institute of Chicago

South America Circle Bruce Nauman

South America Circle, 1981

Size: 168 inch diameter
Medium: Steel, cast iron, cable

Recipient: Dia Art Foundation

Mapping The Studio Fat Chance John Cage 1 Bruce Nauman

Mapping The Studio 1 (Fat Chance John Cage)

Size: Variable
Medium: 7 green/gray monochrome video projections and multiple audio tracks

Recipient: Dia Art Foundation

Left Or Standing Standing Or Left Standing Bruce Nauman

Left or Standing.  Standing or Left Standing, 1971/1999

Size: Approximately 591 x 355 x 158 inches
Medium: Wallboard, yellow fluorescent lights, incandescent lights, video

Recipient: Dia Art Foundation