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Chris Burden

Ghost Ship. Installation view, “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” at New Museum, New York, 2013, 2005

Thirty-foot handmade sixareen sailboat, aluminum mast, computers and software, hydraulics, GPS system, auto rudder, and rigging
72 × 102 × 360 in
182.9 × 259.1 × 914.4 cm
location
New York
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Courtesy New Museum, New York. Photo: Benoit Pailley
Chris Burden
American, 1946–2015
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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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Courtesy New Museum, New York. Photo: Benoit Pailley
Chris Burden
American, 1946–2015
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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.

Chris Burden

Ghost Ship. Installation view, “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” at New Museum, New York, 2013, 2005

Thirty-foot handmade sixareen sailboat, aluminum mast, computers and software, hydraulics, GPS system, auto rudder, and rigging
72 × 102 × 360 in
182.9 × 259.1 × 914.4 cm
location
New York
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