Large Butt to Butt

Bruce Nauman

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In Large Butt to Butt and Blue Cat, both made in 1989, Nauman explores the tension between socially acceptable forms of behavior and the violent results of sport hunting. Using taxadermic animal forms, which have been dismembered and reassembled, Nauman, comically and grotesquely, challenges conventional notions of human behavior, forcing the viewer to pose questions about our relationship to nature and how we justify animals as trophies versus animals as sustenance.