Chris Burden, ‘Right to Bear Arms (from Small Guns Series)’, 1994, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

New York, Gagosian Gallery, LAPD Uniforms, America's Darker Moments, Small Guns, February - March 1994

Exh. Cat., Vienna, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Chris Burden: Beyond the Limits, 1996, p. 147, illustrated
Jon Bewley and Jonty Tarbuck, Eds., Chris Burden, New York 2007, p. 404

Gagosian Gallery, New York
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Peter Norton Collection, Los Angeles
Christies, New York, 7 March 2012, Lot 42 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

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

2018
San Francisco,
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
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