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  • Provenance

    Leo Castelli, New York
    Sperone Westwater, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 2008

  • Exhibited

    Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst; Kunsthalle Tübingen; Bonn, Städtisches Kunstmuseum; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen; Munich, Kunstraum; Karlsruhe, Badischer Kunstverein; Hamburger Kunsthalle; New York, New Museum of Contemporary Art; Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum; Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art; Berkeley, University of California, University Art Museum, Bruce Nauman: Drawings/Zeichnungen, 1965–1986, May 17, 1986–July 10, 1988, no. 372, fig. 117, pp. 148, 206–207 (illustrated, pp. 148, 206)
    Seoul, pkm gallery, Bruce Nauman, June 9–July 15, 2004, p. 13 (illustrated)
    New York, Sperone Westwater, Bruce Nauman: Drawings for Installations, February 19–March 29, 2008, pp. 72–73, 83 (illustrated in the artist's studio, p. 72; illustrated, p. 73)

  • Literature

    Janet Kraynak, ed., Please Pay Attention Please: Bruce Nauman’s Words, Writings and Interviews, Cambridge, 2003, fig. 3.33, p. 270 (illustrated in the artist's studio)
    Holland Cotter, "The Listings," The New York Times, March 14, 2008 (illustrated)

Property from a Prominent Private Collection

131

Untitled (DRAIN 1/DRAIN 2)

signed and dated "B Nauman 78" lower right; titled "DRAIN 1 + DRAIN 2" upper right
graphite and ink on paper
30 1/2 x 40 1/8 in. (77.5 x 101.9 cm)
Executed in 1978.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $100,800

Contact Specialist

John McCord
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021