Bruce Nauman - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Mulier Mulier Gallery, Knokke-Heist
    Private Collection, Europe (acquired from the above)
    Sotheby's, London, June 27, 2018, lot 188
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Castelli Graphics; New York, Lorence-Monk Gallery; Chicago, Donald Young Gallery; Los Angeles, Earl McGrath Gallery; Santa Monica, Pence Gallery, Bruce Nauman: Prints 1970–89, September 16–October 14, 1989, p. 128 (another example exhibited)
    New York, Brooke Alexander Editions, Selected Prints & Multiples IV, March–May 1989, no. 175, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Southampton, The Parrish Art Museum, Representing: A Show of Identities, March–April 2000 (another example exhibited)
    Madrid, Galería La Caja Negra, Bruce Nauman: Infrared Outtakes, Soft Ground Etchings & Crossbeams, March–April 2012 (another example exhibited)
    Art Academy of Cincinnati, Selections from the Michael Lowe Collection, August–September 2015 (another example exhibited)
    New York, Hirschl & Adler Modern, Multiples, May 31–June 29, 1990, p. 37 (another example exhibited)
    Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof-Musuem für Gegenwart, Bruce Nauman: Dream Passage, May 28–October 10, 2010, no. 28, pp. 114, 210 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 114)

  • Literature

    Robert Mahoney, Joshua Decter, Robert C. Morgan and Peggy Cyphers, “New York in Review,” Arts Magazine, vol. 64, no. 2, October 1988, p. 100
    Christopher Cordes and Debbie Taylor, eds., Bruce Nauman: Prints 1970-1989, New York, 1989, p. 128 (another example illustrated)
    International Index of Multiples from Duchamp to the Present, exh. cat., Wacoal Art Center of Spiral Garden, Tokyo, 1992, p. 143 (another example illustrated)
    Joan Simon, ed., Bruce Nauman Exhibition Catalogue and Catalogue Raisonné, exh. cat., Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1994, no. 373, p. 306 (another example illustrated)

Property from an Esteemed Collection


Untitled (Cross Beams)

stamped with the artist's initials, number and inscription "BN 88-2128 © B/B 14/25" lower edge
cast iron, in 2 parts
each 5 x 4 1/2 x 85 1/2 in. (12.7 x 11.4 x 217.2 cm)
assembled 9 7/8 x 85 1/2 x 85 1/2 in. (25.1 x 217.2 x 217.2 cm)

Executed in 1987, this work is number 14 from an edition of 25.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $27,940

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 May 2023