Extreme Measure: mind-blowing works by Chris Burden

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 13 November 2013

Extreme Measures marks the first major exhibit of Chris Burden’s bold artwork in the past 25 years. The exhibit spans 40 years of performance and sculpture art that have been consistently knocking the public’s socks off. His art is sometimes bizarre, often extreme, and always influential. Do you remember hearing about his performance piece Shoot, which involved […]

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Metropolis II exhibition by Chris Burden now showing in LA

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By Michele Castagnetti in Video on Saturday 28 April 2012

Legendary artist Chris Burden (he had himself shot with a .22 caliber by his friend as an art project when he was young) will blow you away with his latest installation of a city. It takes an entire room on the ground floor of the contemporary pavilion at the LACMA in Los Angeles and is showing right […]

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Chris Burden’s Metropolis II: four years in the making

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 19 August 2011

Chris Burden, the artist famous for once crucifying himself to a Volkswagen, has spent the past four years working on a huge kinetic sculpture called Metropolis II, which is a comment on the age of the automobile. You can view it this fall at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art.

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Chris Burden’s What My Dad Gave Me sculpture

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By Jerry from the Black Swans in New Art on Saturday 28 May 2011

I’ve been spending some time with Chris Burden’s art after being turned onto it when asked to write a song called You’ll Never See My Face in Kansas City after one of his performance pieces of the same name. Weird and striking.

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