Art: Vapid Wunderkind

With three months of the art season still to run, it may be early to guess which New York institution will have put up the most vapid show of 1972-73. But a retrospective of the works of Bruce Nauman (through May 13) makes the Whitney Museum a strong contender.

Nauman, a 32-year-old body-artist, video-taper and conceptualist who works in California, is the present Wunderkind of the official avantgarde. His show, booked on the circuit to Bern, Dusseldorf, Milan, Houston and San Francisco, was jointly organized by the Los Angeles County Museum and the Whitney....

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