Bruce NaumanVIOLINS VIOLENCE SILENCE 1981-2

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Artwork details

Artist
Bruce Nauman (born 1941)
Title
VIOLINS VIOLENCE SILENCE
Date 1981-2
MediumNeon tubing with clear glass tubing suspension frame
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 1578 x 1661 x 152 mm. Weight 303kg
Collection
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010
On long term loan
Reference
AL00223

Summary

This wall-hung work comprises the words ‘VIOLINS’, ‘VIOLENCE’, and ‘SILENCE’ spelled out in coloured neon tubing. Each word appears twice; one of each pair is written left to right while the other is presented backwards from right to left. The six words are composed to form a loosely triangular shape, the horizontal bottom of which consists of two instances of the word ‘SILENCE’, one overlaid on top of the other so that the individual letters are barely distinguishable… (read more)

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