Bruce Nauman (American, b. 1941), Henry Moore Bound to Fail (back view), 1967. Wax over plaster, 66 × 61 × 8.9 cm (26 × 24 × 3 1 ⁄2 in.). © 2010 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo courtesy of Sperone Westwater, New York  

Bruce Nauman (American, b. 1941), Henry Moore Bound to Fail (back view), 1967. Wax over plaster, 66 × 61 × 8.9 cm (26 × 24 × 3 1 ⁄2 in.). © 2010 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo courtesy of Sperone Westwater, New York  

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In the 1960s, British sculpture enjoyed a complex transitional life, taking on a new, bold, and increasingly internationalized profile, at the very same time that its forms and meanings were being challenged and contested. Both in Britain and beyond its shores, sculpture experienced substantial reorientation at the same time as it developed a rich...

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... (For Henry Moore) (1966) ( fig. 1), in which a similar capsule-shaped form is rendered in vibrant pink pas- tel and covered by a wash of thin ochre acrylic; two large-scale black-and-white photographs, Light Trap for Henry Moore, numbers one and two (both 1967) ( fig. 2), in which the artist recreated a similar capsule-like form in light by mov- fig. 3), a modeled plaster sculpture coated in wax depicting the backside of a headless torso restrained by a rope. Nauman would go on to make a series of nine cast-iron versions of this ...