Untitled

A work made of fiberglass and polyester resin.
© 2018 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of fiberglass and polyester resin.

Date:

1965

Artist:

Bruce Nauman
American, born 1941

About this artwork

In the mid-1960s, Bruce Nauman began making sculptural casts, questioning several of the assumptions that have attended the process throughout its history. He rejected the traditional use of a mold in the production of a technically perfect cast object. In Nauman’s earliest extant sculptures of 1965—a group of 11 elongated, vaguely anthropomorphic fiberglass works—he described his process as "making a mold, taking the two halves and putting them together to make a hollow shape and turning it inside out." In these early pieces, the artist was testing the notion of sculpture as a medium of solid, durable forms, thus turning the assumptions of sculpture, as well as the form, inside out.

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Contemporary Art

Artist

Bruce Nauman

Title

Untitled

Origin

United States

Date

1965

Medium

Fiberglass and polyester resin

Dimensions

243.8 x 25.4 x 12.7 cm (96 x 10 x 5 in. )

Credit Line

Twentieth-Century Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1978.155

Copyright

© 2018 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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