Chris Burden’s Metropolis II is Hot Wheels heaven (and hell)

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

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4 years. Really. What for? Hum, subsidized work or a grant, right? Man, you did accomplished something did you? Good for you. Bye.