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Bruce Nauman, Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain, 1983

Images of Bruce Nauman, Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain

  • A circle of words formed by neon lights in green, blue, pink, and yellow reads, clockwise from the top: "LOVE HATE PLEASURE PAIN LIFE DEATH."
  • A pink and green neon sign curving along the right edge of the image reads "HATE PLEASURE." The word "HATE" is illuminated.
  • In the top-left corner of a pitch-black image, is a neon, yellow-and-green sign that reads "DEATH".
  • In the top right corner of a pitch-black space, a curved, yellow-and-green neon sign reads "HATE".
A circle of words formed by neon lights in green, blue, pink, and yellow reads, clockwise from the top: "LOVE HATE PLEASURE PAIN LIFE DEATH."
Bruce Nauman, American, b. 1941
Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain, 1983
Neon
Diameter: 70 7/8 in. (180 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gerald S. Elliott Collection, 1995.74

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
A pink and green neon sign curving along the right edge of the image reads "HATE PLEASURE." The word "HATE" is illuminated.
Bruce Nauman, American, b. 1941
Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain, 1983
Neon
Diameter: 70 7/8 in. (180 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gerald S. Elliott Collection, 1995.74

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
In the top-left corner of a pitch-black image, is a neon, yellow-and-green sign that reads "DEATH".
Bruce Nauman, American, b. 1941
Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain, 1983
Neon
Diameter: 70 7/8 in. (180 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gerald S. Elliott Collection, 1995.74

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
In the top right corner of a pitch-black space, a curved, yellow-and-green neon sign reads "HATE".
Bruce Nauman, American, b. 1941
Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain, 1983
Neon
Diameter: 70 7/8 in. (180 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gerald S. Elliott Collection, 1995.74

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago