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Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Tom Patchett, Los Angeles
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 1 November 1994, lot 42
Anthony D'Offay, London
Marcel Brient, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner
R. Pincus-Witten, "Bruce Nauman: Another Kind of Reasoning," Artforum, February 1972 (wax version illustrated).
B. Caroir, “Über den Subjektivismus bei Bruce Nauman,” Das Kunstwerk, September 1973, pp. 7 and 10 (another example illustrated).
J. Stroud, "Museum Sculpture Show", St. Louis Post Dispatch, 2 July 1975 (another example illustrated).
E. Billeter, Leben mit Zeitgenossen: Die Sammlung der Emanuel Hoffman-Stiffung, Basel, 1980, p. 337 (another example illustrated).
P. Schjeldahl, Art of our Time: The Saatchi Collection, vol. 1, London and New York, 1984, p. 8, no. 99, (another example illustrated in color).
N. Serota, J.C. Ammann and S. Pagé, Bruce Nauman, Paris, 1986, p. 15 (wax version illustrated).
C. van Bruggen, Bruce Nauman, New York, 1988, pp. 147 and 300 (another example illustrated in color).
A. Hindry, Claude Berri meets Leo Castelli, Paris, 1990, pl. LXXXV (wax version illustrated).
L. Vachtova, "Bruce Nauman: Der Korper als Kunststuck," Kunstforum International, vol. 119, Spring 1992, p. 139 (another example illustrated in color).
S. Brundage, ed., Bruce Nauman: 25 Years Leo Castelli, New York, 1994, p. 2 and color plates page (wax version illustrated in color).
J. Simon, et al., eds., Bruce Nauman: exhibition catalogue and catalogue raisonné, Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, 1994, p. 246, no. 181 (another example illustrated).
P. Bidaine, ed., Bruce Nauman, exh. cat., Hayward Gallery, London, 1998, p. 109 (another example illustrated).
B. Von Bismarck, Bruce Nauman: The True Artist, Bonn, 1998, pp. 42, 43 and 45 (wax version illustrated).
A. M. Adam, "Review of Bruce Nauman at Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York," ArtNews, vol. 102, no. 2, February 2003, p. 124 (another example illustrated).
E. Booth-Clibborn, ed., The History of the Saatchi Gallery, London, 2011, pp. 216-217 (another example illustrated in color).
R. Slifkin, "Now Man's Bound to Fail, More," October, no. 135, Winter 2011, pp. 63-71, fig .3 (wax version illustrated in color).
New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Bruce Nauman, January-February 1968, n.p., no. 35 (wax version exhibited).
Kassel, Museum Fridericianum, Documenta IV, June-October 1968 (wax version exhibited).
Cambridge, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University and Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, Modern Painting, Drawing and Sculpture Collected by Louise and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., November 1971-March 1972, p. 491, no. 202 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Los Angeles County Museum of Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Kunsthalle Bern; Düsseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle; Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum; Milan, Palazzo Reale; Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Bruce Nauman: Work from 1965 to 1972, December 1972-July 1974, pp. 33, 77 and 158, nos. 29 and 30 (wax version and another example exhibited and illustrated).
Saint Louis Art Museum, 20th Century Sculpture from the Collections of The Saint Louis Art Museum, July-August 1975 (another example exhibited).
Memphis, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, American Masters of the Sixties and Seventies: Selections from the Collection of Jan and Ronald K. Greenberg, December 1978, p. 22 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Zürich, Halle für Internationale neue Kunst, Bruce Nauman, November 1980-February 1981, pp. 9 and 25 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Cologne, Museen der Stadt, Westkunst: Zeitgenössische Kunst seit 1939, May-August 1981, no. 752 (wax version exhibited).
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, '60-'80: attitudes concepts images, April-June 1982, p. 176, no. 2 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
New York, CDS Gallery, Artists Choose Artists III, May-June 1984, pp. 18-19 and 24 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Transformation in Sculpture: Four Decades of American and European Art, November 1985-February 1986, p. 213, no. 149 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Stamford, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Affiliations: Recent Sculpture and Its Antecedents, June-August 1985, n. p. (another example exhibited and illustrated).
London, Saatchi Collection, Bruce Nauman, Robert Mangold, April-October 1989 (another example exhibited).
New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, American Masters of the 60's: Early & Late Works, May-June 1990, p. 60 (wax version exhibited and illustrated in color).
Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; and New York, Museum of Modern Art, Bruce Nauman, November 1993-May 1995, pp. 24, 119 and 212, pl. 11 (wax version exhibited and illustrated) and in Museum of Modern Art brochure, p. 5, no. 10 (illustrated).
London, Tate Gallery; Kunsthalle Tu¨bingen; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; Wu¨rttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart; Deichtorhallen Hamburg; Kunsthalle Hamburg and Vienna, Bank Austria Kunstforum, The Froehlich Foundation: German and American Art from Beuys and Warhol, May 1996-August 1997, pp. 165 and 257, cat. 136 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Cities Collect, September 2000-January 2001 (wax version exhibited).
Indianapolis Museum of Art and New Orleans Museum of Art, Crossroads of American Sculpture, October 2000-September 2001, pp. 216-217 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).
New York, Van de Weghe Fine Art, Bruce Nauman: Neons Sculptures Drawings, October-December 2002, pp. 41 and 88 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).
New York, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Comparing Two Works: John Chamberlain, Bruce Nauman, February-March 2006.
Venice, Palazzo Grassi, "Where Are We Going?" Selections from the François Pinault Collection, April-October 2006, p. 191 (wax version exhibited and illustrated in color).
Tate Liverpool and Naples, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Bruce Nauman: Make Me Think Me, May 2006-January 2007, pp. 49 and 92 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).
Saint Louis, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Portrait/Homage/Embodiment, November 2006-June 2007 (another example exhibited).
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California; Turin, Castello de Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea and Houston, Menil Collection, A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s, January 2007-January 2008, pp. 49, 58, 113-114 and 139 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color).
Paris, Galerie Kreo, Ensemble, October-November 2012.
Post Lot Text
Examples from the edition are in the collections of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Saint Louis Art Museum; Schaffhausen, Hallen für Neue Kunst; Zürich, Daros Collection; Basel, Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation; Stuttgart, Froehlich Collection and Saint Louis, Pulitzer Arts Foundation.