Three Arch Dry Stack Bridge, 1/4 Scale. Installation view, “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” at New Museum, New York, 2013
Three Arch Dry Stack Bridge, 1/4 Scale. Installation view, “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” at New Museum, New York, 2013

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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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
LAX 1992 Revisited (Edition), Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2015
CHRIS BURDEN: Daylong Tribute Screening at EAI, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
2014
Le Jardin Decompose / Decomposed Garden, Gagosian Gallery, Le Bourget
2010