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Untitled (Drawing for Enforced Perspective)
© ARS, NY and DACS, London 2015

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Untitled (Drawing for Enforced Perspective) 1975

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
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.


  • Acc. No. AR00578
  • Medium Graphite on paper
  • Size 76.50 x 101.60 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008