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© CHRIS BURDEN. Photography by Douglas M. Parker Studio.

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
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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Indo-China Bridge, 2002

Stainless steel reproduction Mysto Type I Erector parts
15 1/4 × 45 × 8 1/2 in
38.7 × 114.3 × 21.6 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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© CHRIS BURDEN. Photography by Douglas M. Parker Studio.

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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