Bruce Nauman
American, born 1941
High auction record
$10m, Christie's, 2001
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Bruce Nauman: Selected Works From 1967 to 1990,
Bruce Nauman,
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
Bruce Nauman "Some Illusions: Drawings and Videos",
Sperone Westwater

Using an array of media including video installation, performance, sculpture, and photography, Bruce Nauman is known for conceptual works that explore space, language, and the body. Nauman infuses his pieces with irony and humor, creating verbal and visual puns to often-unsettling effect, challenging viewers and making them aware of their own physicality. Nauman’s neon works explore the semantic and metaphorical possibilities that arise from subtly rearranging a few letters, such as in Run from Fear, Fun from Rear (1972).

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