Bruce Nauman, Animal Pyramid, (1989). (Still shot from installation video for Gagosian Gallery by Trebuchet Interactive)

‘Animal’ Planet: An Appreciation of Bruce Nauman

When you were younger and you played that game of trying to list all the 50 states, you always missed a couple of really good ones, say New Mexico or Alaska. Bruce Nauman is like that. No one would argue he isn’t a major artist, kind of a cult, so much so that when you “get” him it’s kind of an electric shock. But whenever you make those lists of really important artists, he’s not there.

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