Chris Burden, ‘Two World War I Tanks’, 2010, Phillips

Tanks: 2 1/4 x 4 x 1 1/4 in. (5.7 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm)
Box: 4 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (11.4 x 24.1 x 19.1 cm)

Signature: Signed and numbered 13/100 in silver ink on the box (there were also 20 artist's proofs)

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