/Magnum Photos American, born 1941 is one of the most prominent, influential, and versatile Amer- ican artists to emerge in the 1960s. Although his work is not easily defined by its materials, styles, or themes, is central to it, and it is charac- teristic of Post- in the way it blends ideas from Conceptualism, Minimalism, , and art. The revival of interest in Mar- cel Duchamp in the 1960s also clearly influenced Nauman in various ways, from encouraging his love of wordplay to infusing his work with a satirical and sometimes absurdist tone. Despite this, he has continued to view his art less as a playful or creative enterprise than as a serious research endeav- or, one he likes to carry out in seclusion from the art world, one that is shaped by his interests in ethics and politics. In 2018/2019, The of presented the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work ever assembled; it comprised the whole 6th floor of MOMA and the entirety of MOMA PS1 in Queens. Bruce Nauman was born in 1941 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He studied art, mathematics, and physics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison from 1960 to 1964. He went on to study at the University of California at Da- vis, graduating with an MFA in 1966. In 1964, Nauman gave up and began experimenting with sculpture and and projects. [Sources: TheArtStory.org, Guggenheim.com] Selected Public Collections: Post-Minimalist • (New York, New York) • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, New York) Video Artist • Art Institute of Chicago (Illinois) Process Artist • Walker Art Center (, ) • Kunstmuseum Basel (Switzerland) Performance Artist • (London, England)