Bruce Nauman, ‘Untitled’, 1994, Pink Palais

Untitled is one of a series of twelve prints titled Fingers and Holes which Nauman created in 1994 in collaboration with Gemini G.E.L.. It was made using plates for a print the artist had proofed at Gemini in 1985, but which had never been released. When Nauman visited Gemini in 1993 to resolve the seven etchings in the group of prints, the 1985 lithographic proofs were brought out for his consideration.
This print depicts the upper bodies of two men, seen in profile, shaking hands. The men are clowns, although this is not obvious from their appearance.

Signature: signed

About Bruce Nauman

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).

American, b. 1941, Fort Wayne, Indiana, based in New Mexico