Bruce Nauman

United States, b.1941


  • 1971
  • Lithograph
  • Presented by Contemporary Art Society London, 1979
  • 580 x 727mm
  • 80/15

Bruce Nauman is among the most renowned American artists working today. Across a career that began in the 1960s, he has used many different media to play with the artist’s traditional role as a visual communicator – someone who tells stories with symbols. Here he flips the word ‘war’ into ‘raw’, but to ambiguous effect. Is Nauman using language to make an anti-war statement, or rather commenting on the instability of language itself? (Brought to light, November 2009)

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