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
No doubt relating to Nauman's sculptural hands, pairs of which he rendered in various positions, this drypoint sees the outlines of two hands mirroring each other's movement, kept in a restrained black and white palette. The one hand light, differentiated from the somber background by crosshatch-like markings, whilst the other juts into the foreground, creating the illusion of depth.