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Chris Burden

Scale Model of The Solar System, 1983

Plastic, steel ball bearings, plexiglas
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New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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Gagosian
New York, Beverly Hills, +9 more
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Chris Burden’s Scale Model of the Solar System (1983) spans the relative distance between the …

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Chris Burden’s Scale Model of the Solar System (1983) spans the relative distance between the Gagosian booth at the fair—where a yellow sphere represents the sun—and the Seattle Art Museum, almost one mile away. Burden’s model indicates the size of, and distance between, the bodies of the solar system, using the scale …

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© 2018 Chris Burden / licensed by The Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jeff McLane. Courtesy Gagosian. Read more
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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New York, Beverly Hills, +9 more
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Chris Burden’s Scale Model of the Solar System (1983) spans the relative distance between the …

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Chris Burden’s Scale Model of the Solar System (1983) spans the relative distance between the Gagosian booth at the fair—where a yellow sphere represents the sun—and the Seattle Art Museum, almost one mile away. Burden’s model indicates the size of, and distance between, the bodies of the solar system, using the scale …

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© 2018 Chris Burden / licensed by The Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jeff McLane. Courtesy Gagosian. Read more
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

Scale Model of The Solar System, 1983

Plastic, steel ball bearings, plexiglas
location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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