Bruce Nauman (b. 1941)
Coffee Spilled and Balloon Dog
video tape installation--Coffee Spilled: 44 Minutes 15 Seconds, Balloon Dog: 41 Minutes 25 Seconds--two color video monitors, two laserdisc players, two laserdiscs
Executed in 1993.
Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
Marx Collection, Berlin
Acquired from the above by the present owner
J. Simon, ed., Bruce Nauman: Exhibition Catalogue and Catalogue Raisonné, Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, 1994, p. 332, no. 480 (illustrated).
R.C. Morgan, ed., Bruce Nauman, Baltimore, 2002, p. 385.
C. Basualdo, Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens Installation Views, New Haven, 2009, pp. 20 and 56, no. 18 (illustrated in color).
Lyon, Deuxiéme Biennale d'Art Contemporain, Et Tous Ils Changent Le Monde, September-October 1993, pp. 208 (illustrated in color).
Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Works from the Marx Collection, November 2007-August 2008, pp. 38-39 and 47 (illustrated in color).
LII Venice Biennale, United States Pavillion, Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens, June-November 2009, pp. 36, 114 and 239, pl. 2 (illustrated in color).
Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Bruce Nauman: Dream Passage, May-October 2010, pp. 62-65, 78 and 205, no. 4 and 154 (Balloon Dog illustrated).
New York, Gagosian Gallery, One Hundred Fish Fountain, July-August 2012.
"Sunsets, flowers, landscapes: these kinds of things don't move me to do anything. I just want to leave them alone. My work comes out of being fustrated about the human condition" - Bruce Nauman