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    Post War and Contemporary Art Afternoon Session

    14 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 402

    Bruce Nauman (b. 1941)

    Double Poke in the Eye II

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    Bruce Nauman (b. 1941)
    Double Poke in the Eye II
    signed 'B Nauman' (on a paper label affixed to the upper surface)
    neon and white aluminum box
    24 x 36 x 6¼ in. (61 x 91.4 x 15.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1985. This work is from an edition of forty plus eight artist's proofs.

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    New Museum Benefit Auction, New York


    J. Silverthorne, "Bruce Nauman: Collaboration," Parkett, no. 10, September 1986, p. 16 (illustrated).
    N. Benezra, et. al., Bruce Nauman: exhibition catalogue and catalogue raisonné, exh. cat., Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, 1994, p. 294, no. 333 (illustrated).
    J.D. Ketner II, Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works of Art, exh. cat., Milwaukee Art Museum, 2006, p. 78, no. 69 (illustrated).


    Cologne, Daniel Buchholz, Multiples, September-October 1987.
    New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Art Against AIDS, June 1987.
    New York, Josh Baer Gallery, Schizophrenia, September 1987.
    Syracuse, Everson Museum of Art; Cincinnati, Contemporary Arts Center, New York, IBM Gallery of Science and Art and Miami, The Center for the Fine Arts, Digital Visions: Computers and Art, September 1987-September 1988, p. 144 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Illuminations: The Art of Light, September-December 1987.
    Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art, Herron Gallery, Welcome Back: Painting, Sculpture and Works on Paper by Contemporary Artists from Indiana, January-February 1988.
    New York, Kent Fine Art, Altered States, April-May 1988.
    New York, Brooke Alexander Editions, Selected Prints 1960-1989, March-May 1989.
    Chicago, Donald Young Gallery, Bruce Nauman: Prints 1970-89, September-October 1989, p. 127 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
    New York, Hirschl and Adler Modern, Multiples, May-June 1990.
    St. Louis, Washington University, Steinberg Hall, Bruce Nauman: Light Works, January-March 1993.