It’s not uncommon to see $4 million worth of art in a museum. It’s less common to see $4 million worth of solid gold bricks in a museum. It’s called Tower of Power, and it will require a 24/7 security guard as long as it remains at the New Museum as part of a retrospective on its maker, the artist Chris Burden. »
California artist Chris Burden’s city of 1,200 Hot Wheels cars is close to completion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It’s a giant, noisy, throbbing city of custom-built toy cars, and it’s also a sad farewell to the first century of the automobile. In Burden’s city, you see, the cars move on tracks. (via … »
On Monday, we flashed back to the early 1970s and madman artist/seminal art hoon Chris Burden, who had himself nailed to a VW Bug.
Chris Burden has achieved an elder-statesman status in the art world—his latest installation, "Urban Light," graces the plaza of the new Broad Contemporary Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. But back in the day, he was a wildman, a freak, fucking dangerous—nothing less than an art hoon. A performance art… »