Chris Burden, ‘21 Foot Truss Bridge’, 2003, Gagosian

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About Chris Burden

Los Angeles–based conceptual artist Chris Burden is well-known for his performance art pieces of the 1970s, including Shoot (1971), a response to the Vietnam War in which he had a friend shoot him in the arm with a .22-caliber rifle. In other works of self-peril, the artist was electrocuted, kidnapped, nailed, drowned, or lay immobile under a sheet of glass. Influenced by Marcel Duchamp and Dadaism and his interest in science and engineering, Burden has also created installations, models, toys, and kinetic and static sculptures, such as a rubber-band-powered model plane launched within a Concorde in flight.

American, 1946-2015, Boston, Massachusetts, based in California

Group Shows

2015
Gregorio Escalante Gallery, 
Los Angeles,
INAUGURAL EXHIBITION: “THE COLLECTION” Curated by C.R. Stecyk III
2015
TBD
New York,
2012
Katherine Cone Gallery, 
Los Angeles,
You Don't Know Jack
1984
Museum of Modern Art, 
New York, NY, USA,
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Scultpure
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