Bruce Nauman – “The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths”

Bruce Nauman  The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths (Window or Wall Sign), 1967. Neon tubing with clear glass tubing suspension supports; 59 x 55 x 2 inches

“One of Bruce Nauman’s first pieces, the neon sign “The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths” was initially displayed in the artist’s grocery storefront studio.”[1]

Bruce Nauman Rinde Head/Andrew Head (Plug to Nose) on Wax Base, 1989

Bruce Nauman Rinde Head/Andrew Head (Plug to Nose) on Wax Base, 1989

(“Process art is an artistic movement as well as a creative sentiment and world view where the end product of art and craft, the objet d’art, is not the principal focus. The ‘process’ in process art refers to the process of the formation of art: the gathering, sorting, collating, associating, and patterning. Process art is concerned with the actual doing; art as a rite, ritual, and performance. Process art often entails an inherent motivation, rationale, and intentionality. Therefore, art is viewed as a creative journey or process, rather than as a deliverable or end product.”)[2]

1. Bruce Nauman, Art: 21
2. Process art, Wikipedia

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