South America Triangle

(1981)

Bruce Nauman, American, b. Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1941

Steel and iron, each of 3 beams: 169 x 5 in. (429.3 x 12.7 cm) chair: 36 x 17 1/8 x 17 1/8 in. (91.4 x 43.5 x 43.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Holenia Purchase Fund, in memory of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1991

Accession Number: 91.18

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Recent Acquisitions: 1989-1991," 8 October 1991-5 January 1992, unpublished checklist, no. 46.
WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis. "Bruce Nauman," 10 April-19 June 1994, no. 47, ill. p. 154. TOUR: MUSEO NACIONAL DE ARTE REINA SOFIA, Madrid, 30 November 1993-21 February 1994; MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Los Angeles, 17 July-25 September; HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 3 November-29 January 1995; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, 1 March-23 May.
FUNDACAO BIENAL DE SAO PAULO, Brazil. "XXIV Bienal de Sao Paulo," 3 October-13 December 1998.
ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY, Dublin. "I Not I," 24 March-1 May 2006, ill. pp. 9, 21, 33-34, 46.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA. "CALIFORNIA über alles / ART in the Age of Pluralism: 1974-1981," October 2011-January 2012.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection," 16 October 2014-24 April 2016, no cat.

Published References:
FRANKEL, DAVID, ed. Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2009), fig. 51, p. 79.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Post-Minimal Sculpture