Bruce Nauman

Untitled (Drawing for Enforced Perspective)

1975

Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 765 x 1016 mm
Acquisition
ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00578

Online caption

For Bruce Nauman, drawing is an essential part of his working process and integral to the development of his projects. The artist has commented that, "I do drawings to work the pieces out, to figure out how to proceed". In this drawing for the floor sculpture 'Enforced Perspective' (also held in ARTIST ROOMS) the artist plays with the positioning of steel slabs, considering their impact in the surrounding space. Including annotations such as "End to End and Side by Side pairings … 14 combinations", the diagram also reveals the diversity of this installation, which can be rearranged into different formations.