Bruce Nauman born December 6, 1941 in Indiana is considered to be one of the most important contemporary American artist of his time. His work included many forms of art media such as; video, neon lights, sculpture, drawing, and performances. The use of language in his neon art pieces distort logic to provoke thought on the viewers. Also, his work has been criticized as being provocative because of the certain sculptures and what they depict. One of his sculptures that I really enjoyed was…
Chris Burden / Pino Pascali
"Nickels and matches metamorphose into a fleet of 50,000 Soviet tanks as Chris Burden’s The Reason for the Neutron Bomb considers currency as a force that funds and motivates large-scale destruction." The Reason for the Neutron Bomb, 1979 (Chris Burden) total area: 514 square feet (30 feet 8 inches x 17 feet 6 inches) 50,000 nickels, 50,000 matchsticks, 3/4 inches in length www.feldmangallery.com/pages/exhsolo/exhbur79.html In distance: Cannone Semovente, 1965 (Pino Pascali).