Bruce Nauman

American, b. 1941

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Bruce Nauman

American, b. 1941

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Biography

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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Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$10m, Christie's, 2001
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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 15 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 40 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 9 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 10 more
Biography

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).

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$10m, Christie's, 2001
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 15 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 40 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 9 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 10 more
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