Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bruce Nauman's persistent market defies the trophy hunters

By Eileen Kinsella
Bruce Nauman, Double Poke In The Eye II (1985). Image: Courtesy of Sperone Westwater Gallery.
Bruce Nauman is considered a towering and influential figure in postwar American art. Currently, Nauman's neons—paired with Adel Abdessemed's machete sculptures—make an ominous opening to the main exhibition of the 56th Venice Biennale, “All the World's Futures," curated by Okwui Enwezor. For all the respect and attention given to Nauman and his work, he is not exactly the type of eight-figure fixture at auction that his contemporaries are. [link]