Chris Burden, ‘Lotus’, 2006, Gagosian

Lotus: 42 x 152 x 64 inches (106.7 x 386.1 x 162.6 cm); Each photo: 24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm)

Signature: Signed, dated and titled: "1973 Lotus Europa (1 of 6)"; "1973 Lotus Europa (2 of 6)"; "1973 Lotus Europa (3 of 6)"; "1973 Lotus Europa (4 of 6)"; "1973 Lotus Europa (5 of 6)"; "1973 Lotus Europa (6 of 6)"

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