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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.