Oral history interview with Bruce Nauman, 1980 May 27-30
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-
De Angelus, Michele D.
Wiley, William T.
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Transcript: 60 p.
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 32 min.
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Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
An interview of Bruce Nauman conducted 1980 May 27-30, by Michele D. De Angelus, for the Archives of American Art.
Nauman discusses his family, childhood interests, education and training as an artist, influences, his early work, teaching, filmmaking, video work, performances, exhibitions, dealers, his relationship with the art world, his current world, and his personal life. He recalls Santos Zingale, Stephen French, Wayne Taylor, Wayne Thiebaud, Bob Arneson, Bill Wiley, Man Ray, Frank Lobdell, and many others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bruce Nauman, 1980 May 27-30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on-line.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Bruce Nauman (1940- ) is sculptor of Pecos, N.M.
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001