Bruce Nauman. Untitled. 1994

Bruce Nauman Untitled 1994

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Nauman's work is based on experience of the self, conveyed by body and language. To make this untitled drawing–sculpture, he cut up sheets of paper and taped them together, constructing a work close to human scale. It is composed of drawn hands cropped at the wrists performing an easily legible sexual gesture. Unlike Nauman's flashing neon–sign works with the same motif, the movement in this work is frozen, activating and frustrating the viewer's voyeuristic position.

Gallery label from Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, April 22, 2009–January 4, 2010.
Medium
Pencil on cut-and-pasted printed paper
Dimensions
32 5/8 x 32 1/2" (82.9 x 82.6 cm)
Credit
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift
Object number
2525.2005
Copyright
© 2019 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Drawings and Prints

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