Bruce Nauman is a celebrated American artist. He is particularly known for his sculptors, photography, sketches and performances. He is already seventy four years old and it has been rumored that he is not looking forward to marriage this late in his life.
It has been suggested that Bruce has never had a wife and definitely has not married so far in his life. Hat being the case the option and pain for divorce has never arisen for him so far. He has several times said he is content he has devoted his life to being an artist.
Bruce is known all round the world for his definitive art pieces out of which some have helped him make huge sums of money. One of his earliest spectacular pieces was “Mold for a Modernized Slant Step”.
Another work of his titled “One Hundred Live and Die” was sold to an association in Japan for almost $1.9 million in the year 1992. But that was not it for Bruce five years later he sold “Good Boy/Bad Boy” to a collector in Switzerland for $2.2 Million.
And with the turn of the century his prices sky rocketed and he fetched almost $4 million for one of his works. He also holds the record for the most expensive post war art for his sculpture $9.9 Million to a private collector.
He is also considered by many to be among the five greatest living artists. His reputation in the art world is second to none. Due to his popularity there have also been a few movies based on him or loosely linked with him. However he has given acknowledgement as being part of the projects.
Some movies are “Bruce Nauman: Make Me Think”, “Walking in an Exaggerated Manner around the Perimeter of a Square”. He is also recipient of the prestigious Wolf Prize in Arts.
Known for his modest quotes his best known are “I don’t like to think about being an influence. It’s embarrassing” , “ And then what makes the work interesting is if you choose the right questions” and “ And I don’t have any specific steps to take because I don’t start the same way every time. But there is a knowing when it’s enough and you can leave it alone”.
Bruce is also known for his very different way of taking or conducting interviews. He also specializes in video and has several wonderful interviews on the internet about him.
Bruce’s net worth remains to be undisclosed. However it has been suggested since he is one of the most expensive artists in the world today he definitely has a very high net worth. Bruce has cited his major influencers have been writers and artist but also for creativity he has said he holds philosophers in high regard.