Bruce Nauman Creates Art by Placing Dog Models on Top of One Another

 - May 2, 2012
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Bruce Nauman is world-renowned as a prolific artist who’s adept at crafting in different media. If these sculptures are any indication, his infamy across the globe is well-deserved.

For this particular Bruce Nauman creation, he stacked numerous life-sized models of dogs on top of one another in a bewildering pattern to create a carousel-like tower of sorts. From a distance, viewers may mistake the canines as deer, but upon closer examination, the portion of the sculpture that looks like antlers is in fact weiner dogs balancing on their hands with their rear legs up in the air. This is as close to an animal Cirque du Soleil as people will ever get.

If this offbeat sculpture whets your appetite for more Bruce Nauman content, be sure to sift through galleries of his various creations. His career has literally spanned four decades, so there’s no shortage of Nauman goodies.