Widely recognized as one of the most significant artists working today, Nauman is regularly at the top of the auction house top sellers list. His highly sought after works bristle with insight and originality, and question the role of the artist as a communicator and exploiter of visual symbols. Drawing his inspiration from the activities and the speech of everyday life, Nauman's work consists of sculpture, performance, video, and… Read more
About the artwork
This lithograph reveals Nauman's intense interest in language and wordplay. Reflecting on the weight of the term malice, written correctly and inverted, the print relates to a neon piece of the same name that transposes the correct and inverted spelling of the word. In jumbling, rearranging, and recontextualizing single words the artist explores and questions their meaning and effect.