Bad Fist Good Fist, 2012
Etching. 12.75 × 12.75 inches. Printed by Paulson Bott Press, Berkeley, CA. Signed, dated, and numbered.
Bruce Nauman was born in 1941 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and lives and works in Galisteo, New Mexico. Nauman holds honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from both San Francisco Art Institute and California Institute of the Arts. His work has been acquired by numerous international institutions including the Kunstmuseum Basel; Kunsthaus Zürich; the Hamburger Bahnhof/Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, Berlin; Museum Brandhorst, Munich; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris among others. Nauman’s work is also represented in all major national collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Among other large-scale international exhibitions, Nauman’s work has been included on numerous occasions in Documenta, the Whitney Biennial, and the Venice Biennale, where he won the prestigious Golden Lion Award in 1999 and again in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions of Nauman’s work have been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2012); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010); and the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2010). His work has also been included in the recent group exhibitions Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1970, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2011–12); Then The Language of and Now Less, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, (2011 – 2012); and Elogio del dubbio (In Praise of Doubt), Palazzo Grazzi, Venice, Italy (2011).