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Bruce Nauman: The True Artist
Peter Plagens



'Bruce Nauman: The True Artist' by Peter Plagens.

Hardback book published by Phaidon Press Ltd.

30.5cm x 23.8cm.

288 Pages.

270 Illustrations.

About the book 


About the Author

Peter Plagens is best known to the general public for his work as Senior Writer and staff art critic at Newsweek (1989–2003), for which he continues to write occasional art criticism as Contributing Editor. He is also a frequent contributor to periodicals including Aperture, Art in America, Art News, Art & Auction, Artforum, Art Review, Bookforum, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Civilization, L.A. Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The New Art Examiner, the New England Review, the New York Observer and The New York Times. He has also written a classic history of modern art on the West Coast (Sunshine Muse), a novel (Time for Robo), and an anthology of his art criticism (Moonlight Blues). In addition, he has written catalogue essays for the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume and the Irish Cultural Center in Paris, The Fellows of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the CUE Art Foundation in New York, and The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth. He is also a painter whose work has appeared in many exhibitions, including a retrospective at the University of Southern California in 2004. Peter Plagens lives in New York City.

About Phaidon Press

Phaidon Press is a publishing company founded in 1923, Vienna by Dr Bela Horvitz and Ludwig Goldscheider. The illustrious publishing house, now operating globally, has published an extensive range of art-books over the past 95 years, collaborating with the most recognised authors and artists to provide beautiful, educational and affordable titles for all to enjoy.

Image Information

Image one: 2D Bookshot.

Image two: Run from Fear, Fun from Rear, 1972, neon tubing with clear glass tubing suspension frame, two parts: 20.3 x 116.8 x 5.7 cm (8 x 46 x 2 ¼ in) / 18.4 x 113 x 5.7 cm (71/4 x 44 ½ x 2/4 in), private collection, Switzerland, courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

Image three: Self-portrait as a Fountain from Eleven Color Photographs, 1966-7/70, ink-jet print, 50.9 x 60.3 cm (19 3/8 x 23 3/16 in).


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