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Yves Bouvier Vows Revenge for Fraud Accusations

August 31st, 2015

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Olafur Eliasson Proposes Waterfall for “Art Pool” in Copenhagen

August 31st, 2015

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Delegation of Copyright Reps Call for International Review of Artist Copyright Law

August 28th, 2015

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Resident Artists Build Recreation of Vienna’s Loos Bar in LA

August 28th, 2015

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Takashi Murakami Showing Private Collection in Yokohama

August 28th, 2015

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Met Announces Plans for Former Whitney Building, Set to Open in May

August 27th, 2015

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Palestinian Artist Thrown Out of Banksy’s Dismaland Show After Anti-Israel Protest

August 27th, 2015

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Collectors Look to Art for Liquidity Following Market Rout

August 27th, 2015

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12- Year Old in Taiwan Trips, Punches Hole in Paolo Porpora Canvas

August 27th, 2015

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Ai Weiwei to Install “Forever” Bicycles Outside Gherkin in London

August 27th, 2015

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Yves Bouvier Assets Unfrozen by Singapore Court

August 27th, 2015

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Stefan Simchowitz Sues Ghanian Artist Over Disowned Works

August 27th, 2015

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William Kentridge to Create Massive Frieze on Banks of Tiber River

August 27th, 2015

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New York Times Notes Influx of Private Art Advisors in Strong Market

August 24th, 2015

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Fondazione Prada Lends Sculpture to National Museum of Iran

August 24th, 2015

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Tania Bruguera Returns to United States

August 24th, 2015

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The Broad Set to Open September 20th

August 24th, 2015

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NPR Investigates Quality of Engagement at Museums Worldwide and Dangers to Art World

August 24th, 2015

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Dutch Police Arrest Alleged Forger Asking €15 million for Fake Van Gogh

August 24th, 2015

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Peter Zumthor Profield in LA Review of Books

August 24th, 2015

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Marketplace Looks at Art Equity Startup Arthena

August 21st, 2015

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Ed Vaizey Places Export Bar on First Eyewitness Rendering of Niagara Falls

August 21st, 2015

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Stolen Andrew Wyeth Paintings Recovered from Reality Show Pawn Shop

August 21st, 2015

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Kansas City Art Institute Receives $25 Million Anonymous Donation

August 20th, 2015

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Chris Burden

Chris Burden at his studio in Topaga, CA image via wirednewyork.com

Chris Burden at his studio in Topanga, CA

[image via wirednewyork.com]

Chris Burden (born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1946) is an American artist. He studied for his B.A. in visual arts, physics and architecture at Pomona College and received his MFA at the University of California, Irvine from 1969 to 1971. Burden’s reputation as a performance artist started to grow in the early 1970s after he made a series of controversial performances in which the idea of personal danger as artistic expression was central. His most well-known act from that time is perhaps the performance piece Shoot that was made in F Space in Santa Ana, California in 1971, in which he was shot in his left arm by an assistant from a distance of about five meters.

Medusa's Head, 1990. Plywood, steel, cement, rock, model railroad trains and tracks- image via nialldebuitlear.com

Medusa’s Head, 1990.

Plywood, steel, cement, rock, model railroad trains and tracks

[image via nialldebuitlear.com]

Video of Burden’s Shoot and other performance art

Chris Burden, Trans Fixed- 1974

Chris Burden, Trans Fixed- 1974 image via jalopnik.com

Chris Burden, Shoot image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

Chris Burden, Shoo- 1971

[image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk]

Burden was taken to a psychiatrist after this piece. Many interpretations have been made regarding this piece. Many saw it as a statement about both the war in Vietnam and the American right to bear arms. Other performances from the 1970s were Five Day Locker Piece (1971), Deadman (1972), B.C. Mexico (1973), Fire Roll (1973), TV Hijack (1972), Doomed (1975) and Honest Labor (1979).

[Bio via Wikipedia Entry]

Chris Burden, What My Dad Gave Me (rendering), 2008- electro-polished stainless steel

Chris Burden, What My Dad Gave Me (rendering), 2008-

electro-polished stainless steel.  [image via www.artdaily.com]

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