Monday, May 11, 2015

RIP Chris Burden

Rest in peace, artist Chris Burden, who passed away yesterday at the age of 69.

From his seminal performance piece Shoot (1971), in which he was shot in the arm, to his retropsective last year at the New Museum (which was overwhelmingly expansive in theme and medium), Burden covered a lot of ground in his 40 year career.  This image is from my favorite Burden work, LA Police Uniforms, created in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum in 1993.  Read my full post here.


  1. Oh no. That's so sad. I did not hear that. I met him in 1989. He was so interesting. Some of his smaller, simple projects were brilliant.

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