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Bruce Nauman

[American Installation Artist, born in 1941]

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Original works by Bruce Nauman available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Click "View all" to see a total of 7 works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Window or wall sign

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works from the Kenneth Tyler Collection of international prints

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Violins / Violence

Notable SiteStuart Collection of Sculpture at the University of California
Vices and Virtues, installation documented by numerous photographs

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Information about a 2009 exhibition

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Norway

Bonnefanten Museum, Netherlands
(to switch to English, click "english" at the top of the page)
2 works online

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Having Fun/Good Life/Symptoms, 1985

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Hallen für neue Kunst, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Model for Trench and Four Buried Passages, 1977

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Animal Pyramid, 1989

Hammer Museum, California
Bound to Fail, 1966-67/1970

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Double Poke in the Eye II, 1985

Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany (in German)  
Still image from the video Violent Incident, 1986

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "N"

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
To see the text in English, click on "English", then "Collection", then on the artist name

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy (in Italian)  

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Studies for Holograms (a-e), 1970

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museums of Geneva, Switzerland (in French)  
Information about a 2005 exhibition

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, University Park, Illinois
House Divided, 1983

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe
Live or Die (Red)

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis, Missouri
Henry Moore Bound to Fail

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), Ghent, Belgium

Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
Click "N" for "Nauman"

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
Seven Figures, 1985

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project
Fox Wheel

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Inside Installations
Information from a research project into the care and administration of installation art

The Sender Collection, New York
A private lending collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art
(Get past the splash page, then click "Artists")

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Bruce Nauman  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Art + Auction Magazine
Artist Dossier: Bruce Nauman

Named as one of "The 10 Most Expensive Living Artists"

Deutsche Bank Artmag
Issue 14 has several articles about Bruce Nauman

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 66): Bruce Nauman

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 22): Bruce Nauman

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 36): Bruce Nauman

Frieze Magazine
"Hear here -- An interview with Bruce Nauman"

New Media Encyclopedia
A project sponsored by several museums of contemporary art

Bruce Nauman at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1980 interview from the Oral History project

The Art Newspaper
(Tip: Click "Zoom navigable", not the thumbnail, to get the largest image size)
2009 interview with the artist

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Inside the mind of Bruce Nauman", 2004 article by Adrian Searle

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Caught in a trap", 2006 article by Adrian Searle

The New Yorker
Video installation "Mapping the Studio I (Fat Chance John Cage)", 2002 review by Peter Schjeldahl

The Village Voice
"Wild Kingdom", 2002 article by Jerry Saltz

Profile from art:21 - Art in the 21st Century

Video Data Bank: Video Art and Video Artists
Click on the videocamera icon to launch video (videos are fairly small)

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