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Chris Burden

 (1946 - 2015)
Chris Burden was active/lived in California, Massachusetts.  Chris Burden is known for performance art, installation, graphics, teaching.

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Following is the Los Angeles Times obituary of Chris Burden by Christopher Knight, May 10, 2015.


When he had himself shot in the arm for a performance piece at a Santa Ana gallery, Chris Burden became fleetingly famous. But years later, when he created such outsized, imagination-charged works as Urban Light, the ranks of vintage lampposts tightly arrayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, he left a longer-lasting legacy.

Burden, the protean Conceptual artist who rose from doing controversial performances in the 1970s to become one of the most compelling and widely admired sculptors of his generation, died Sunday at his home in Topanga Canyon. He was 69.

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