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  • Bruce Nauman

    Donald Young Gallery

    Bruce Nauman as Midwestern artist par excellence? He was, after all, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, but the heartland has rarely been noted as an influence on his practice. However, a degree of independence from modernist isms, an idiosyncratic agenda, a wry and iconoclastic sense of humor, and an occasional fetish for highly crafted objects link some of Nauman’s concerns to the culture and traditions of the area. While the artist doesn’t often wax nostalgic or engage in overt autobiographical rumination, he does acknowledge that his One Hundred Fish

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