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Chris Burden: Extreme Measures - New Museum
In past show

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Courtesy New Museum, New York. Photo: Benoit Pailley

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.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Dirty Protest: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary CollectionHammer Museum
2013
Chris Burden: Extreme MeasuresNew Museum
2010
Chris Burden: The Heart: Open or ClosedGagosian
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All the Submarines of the United States of America. Installation view, “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” at New Museum, New York, 2013, 1987

625 miniature cardboard submarines
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New York
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NM
New Museum
New York
Medium
Image rights
Courtesy New Museum, New York. Photo: Benoit Pailley

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.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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