Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bruce Nauman Takes it Back

Of all the wordplay art I've seen, this one (Bruce Nauman, "Eating My Words" (1967)) is by far the sweetest. Check out the attempts at a post-painterlyesque color harmony with the white shortbread cookies beside a tall glass of white milk, matching plaid tablecloth and shirt, plus red jam (a nod to "Household" from 1964 by Allan Kaprow, perhaps?) Delish.


  1. never knew this one by Nauman! definitely surprising, beautiful and thoughtful :)


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I love to read about linguistics, behavioral economics, theory and philosophy. I listen to music some might call outdated, write satirical and high testosterone plays, consume too much caffeine and ruthlessly defend modern and contemporary art.