Chris Burden

American, 1946–2015

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In 1970s California, Chris Burden transformed Conceptual art with his high-octane—often violent—performance pieces. For Shoot (1971), a response to the Vietnam War, he famously had a friend shoot him in the arm with a .22-caliber rifle. In other …

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Spinning Dervish, 2008
Sold on Dec 15, 2021
£10,710
US$14,169
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Work on Paper
ink and pencil on paper
34.0 x 28.5 cm
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£10,710
Auction Sale
Dec 15, 2021
Sotheby's
Spinning Dervish, 2008
ink and pencil on paper
Dec 15, 2021
Sotheby's
£10,710
US$14,169
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257% est
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Work on Paper
34.0 x 28.5 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 15, 2021
Sotheby's
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£10,710
Full Financial Disclosure, 1977
Sold on Dec 10, 2020
US$40,320
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223% est
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Painting
checks and paper laid down on board
91.4 x 76.2 cm
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US$40,320
Auction Sale
Dec 10, 2020
Sotheby's
Full Financial Disclosure, 1977
checks and paper laid down on board
Dec 10, 2020
Sotheby's
US$40,320
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Painting
91.4 x 76.2 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 10, 2020
Sotheby's
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US$40,320
#2 Prototype (from When Robots Rule: The Two-Minute Airplane Factory), 1999
Sold on Dec 9, 2020
£12,112
US$16,188
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Sculpture
coloured paper, balsa wood, plastic and wire
25.0 x 16.5 x 25.0 cm
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£12,112
Auction Sale
Dec 9, 2020
Bonhams
#2 Prototype (from When Robots Rule: The Two-Minute Airplane Factory), 1999
coloured paper, balsa wood, plastic and wire
Dec 9, 2020
Bonhams
£12,112
US$16,188
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Sculpture
25.0 x 16.5 x 25.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 9, 2020
Bonhams
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£12,112
RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS (FROM SMALL GUNS SERIES), 1994
Sold on May 4, 2020
US$22,500
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80% est
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Sculpture
acrylic on metal, wood, brass and printed paper on wood
73.7 x 31.8 x 27.9 cm
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US$22,500
Auction Sale
May 4, 2020
Sotheby's
RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS (FROM SMALL GUNS SERIES), 1994
acrylic on metal, wood, brass and printed paper on wood
May 4, 2020
Sotheby's
US$22,500
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Sculpture
73.7 x 31.8 x 27.9 cm
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May 4, 2020
Sotheby's
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US$22,500
SEX TOWER, 1998
Sold on Dec 18, 2019
£6,000
US$7,877
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Work on Paper
ink, felt tip pen and tipp-ex on lined paper
21.5 x 28.0 cm
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£6,000
Auction Sale
Dec 18, 2019
Sotheby's
SEX TOWER, 1998
ink, felt tip pen and tipp-ex on lined paper
Dec 18, 2019
Sotheby's
£6,000
US$7,877
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Work on Paper
21.5 x 28.0 cm
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Dec 18, 2019
Sotheby's
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£6,000
DRAWING OF ERECTOR SET BRIDGE FOR LACMA, 1997
Sold on Dec 18, 2019
£18,750
US$24,617
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Work on Paper
ink, felt tip pen and tipp-ex on paper
55.0 x 43.0 cm
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£18,750
Auction Sale
Dec 18, 2019
Sotheby's
DRAWING OF ERECTOR SET BRIDGE FOR LACMA, 1997
ink, felt tip pen and tipp-ex on paper
Dec 18, 2019
Sotheby's
£18,750
US$24,617
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Work on Paper
55.0 x 43.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 18, 2019
Sotheby's
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£18,750
Big Pointy #1, 1946-2015
Sold on Jul 9, 2019
US$15,000
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Photography
polaroid print on paper
82.5 x 55.9 cm
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US$15,000
Auction Sale
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
Big Pointy #1, 1946-2015
polaroid print on paper
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
US$15,000
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Photography
82.5 x 55.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
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US$15,000
Deluxe Photo Book: 1971-73, 1974
Sold on May 18, 2018
US$42,500
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Photography
loose-leaf binder with hand-painted cover containing 53 photographs and typewritten text documenting 23 performances
29.2 x 28.6 x 9.5 cm
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US$42,500
Auction Sale
May 18, 2018
Christie's
Deluxe Photo Book: 1971-73, 1974
loose-leaf binder with hand-painted cover containing 53 photographs and typewritten text documenting 23 performances
May 18, 2018
Christie's
US$42,500
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Photography
29.2 x 28.6 x 9.5 cm
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Auction Sale
May 18, 2018
Christie's
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US$42,500
If you fly; If you drive , 1973, 1973
Sold on Oct 22, 2017
US$5,938
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Print
2-color lithograph on Arches paper
70.15 x 89.53 cm
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US$5,938
Auction Sale
Oct 22, 2017
Los Angeles Modern Auctions
If you fly; If you drive , 1973, 1973
2-color lithograph on Arches paper
Oct 22, 2017
Los Angeles Modern Auctions
US$5,938
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Print
70.15 x 89.53 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 22, 2017
Los Angeles Modern Auctions
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US$5,938
Untitled (Designs for B-Car), 1946-2015
Sold on Apr 11, 2017
€7,500
US$7,973
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Work on Paper
each: pencil on paper
29.5 x 44.5cm
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€7,500
Auction Sale
Apr 11, 2017
Christie's
Untitled (Designs for B-Car), 1946-2015
each: pencil on paper
Apr 11, 2017
Christie's
€7,500
US$7,973
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Work on Paper
29.5 x 44.5cm
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Auction Sale
Apr 11, 2017
Christie's
Realized Price
€7,500