Bruce Nauman – Body and Identity

Bruce Nauman - Untitled, 1994, 4 color lithograph/screenprint 30" x 40" (76.20 x 101.60 cm) Edition of 50

Bruce Nauman: ‘Untitled’, 1994, 4 color lithograph/screenprint, signed, numbered, size: 30″ x 40″ / 76.20 x 101.60 cm. Edition of 50. Price € 8000,- Order here!

About Bruce Nauman

One of the most innovative, provocative, and influential of America’s contemporary artists, Bruce Nauman (b. 1941, Fort Wayne, Indiana) spent his formative years in Northern California—first as a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, then living in and around San Francisco, the place where he created his earliest and most strikingly original works during the mid to late 1960s.

A prolific artist, recognized as one of the most influential of his generation, Bruce Nauman (b. 1941, Fort Wayne, Indiana) has developed an astounding body of work, combining sculpture, video, neon, installation, and performance art, since the late 1960s. Nauman is attached to notions or ideas concerning the body and identity, the function of language, the perception of space, and the participation of spectators. He is also particularly interested in the world of dance, expression through movement. Influenced by his encounter with musician John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham, he began producing in 1967 a series of filmed performances in which banal, everyday gestures or simple phrases are repeated methodically. In the 1970s and 1980s, he used neon in his works, playing with words or representing sexual scenes. Nauman’s more recent pieces continue to question the ideas or concepts he has explored since the beginning of his career, adding to an exceptionally rich body of work.

A Rose Has No Teeth demonstrates that Nauman established much of his artistic vocabulary during this period and that he laid the groundwork for fundamental ideas he addressed throughout his oeuvre, such as the role of the artist, the function of art, and the primacy of the idea over its form. The late 1960s were not only a time of political and social change in the San Francisco Bay Area; this was also a watershed period in art internationally, when Minimalism gave way to Post-minimalism and Conceptual Art, expanding into performance, film and video, installation, text works, and the photographic documents. Nauman was at the forefront of these revolutionary changes and almost single-handedly redefined what it meant to be an artist.

More Artwork by Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman Untitled, 1994 (BN85-1124A) 1 color lithograph 30" x 40" (76.20 x 101.60 cm) Edition of 50

Bruce Nauman: ‘Untitled’, 1994, 1 – color lithograph/screenprint, signed, numbered, size: 30″ x 40″ / 76.20 x 101.60 cm. Edition of 50. Price € 6000,- Order here!

Bruce Nauman Untitled(from Fingers & Holes Series), 1994 Monoprint, with varying color application produced from screen matrix 35" x 35 1/4" (88.90 x 89.54 cm) Series of 90 unique works

Bruce Nauman: ‘Untitled (from Fingers & Holes Series)’, 1994, Monoprint, with varying color application produced from screen matrix, handsigend and dated, size: 35″ x 35 1/4″ (88.90 x 89.54 cm), Series of 90 unique works. Price € 6.000,- Order here!

Bruce Nauman - Opened Eye and Hands Only 1968-2006 from Infrared Outtakes 2 Inkjet prints, 50,8 x 71,1 cm (20 x 28"). Edition of 60, signed and numbered ea.

Bruce Nauman: Opened Eye and Hands Only’1968-2006, 2 Inkjet prints from Infrared Outtakes, signed and numbered ea. edition og 60, size: 50,8 x 71,1 cm / 20 x 28″. Price upon request.

Bruce Nauman Cockeye Lips from Infrared Outtakes, 2006, Photographed by Jack Fulton (1968) Epson UltraChrome K3 inkjet print 19" x 28" (48.26 x 71.12 cm)

Bruce Nauman: ‘Cockeye Lips from Infrared Outtakes’, 2006, Photographed by Jack Fulton (1968), Epson UltraChrome K3 inkjet print, size: 19″ x 28″ / 48.26 x 71.12 cm. Price upon request

Bruce Nauman - Neck Pull, 2006 Epson UltraChrome K3 ink-jet print 19 × 28 in 48.3 × 71.1 cm

Bruce Nauman: ‘Epson UltraChrome K3 ink-jet print, from Infrared Outtakes, 2006, photographed by Jack Fulton (1968), size: 19 × 28 in / 48.3 × 71.1 cm. Price upon request

 

Bruce Nauman Soft Ground Etching - Lavender, 2007 2 color etchings 29 1/2" x 39" (74.93 x 99.06 cm) Edition of 50

 

Bruce Nauman Soft Ground Etching - Lavender, 2007, 1 of 2 color etchings 29 1/2" x 39" (74.93 x 99.06 cm) Edition of 50

Bruce Nauman: ‘Soft Ground Etching – Lavender’, 2007, 2 color etchings, handsigned, numbered, size: 29 1/2″ x 39″ (74.93 x 99.06 cm). Edition of 50. Price upon request

Bruce Nauman: ‘Raw War’, 1971, Lithograph printed in colours on Arches paper, signed and dated in pencil, numbered, edition of 100 (+ 10 artist’s proofs), size: 70.5 x 91.4 cm

Bruce Nauman: ‘Raw War’, 1971, Lithograph printed in colours on Arches paper, signed and dated in pencil, numbered, edition of 100 (+ 10 artist’s proofs), size: 70.5 x 91.4 cm. Price upon request