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This comprehensive overview, the first to appear in almost a decade, examines an artistic career, that now must be viewed as one of the most fascinating in the history of contemporary art. From his highly controversial and seminal performance works of the early 1970s, to his complex, imaginative installations and monumental sculptures, the art of Chris Burden uniquely info ...more
Hardcover, 415 pages
Published November 15th 2005 by Locus + Publishing Ltd.
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It seems slightly strange to me now that the 1st time I can remember encountering Chris Burden was way back in November of 1975 when he presented his "Working Artist" piece at U.M.B.C.. At the time, there was the usual sensationalized (& anti-intellectual) flak about him in the press - calling him the "Death Artist" b/c he'd gotten well-known for performances where he'd endangered or hurt himself. I don't recall how much I knew about him at the time. I do recall attending a lecture he gave at U. ...more
Probably the one and only book that covers the entire career of artist Chris Burden. A remarkable artist on many levels. I discovered him via my father, who was a fan as well. In my mind I match Burden with Joseph Beuys for some reason. Maybe because they were doing performance work around the same time - but nevertheless Burden's work was both foriegn to me as well as serving as a magnet of sorts. I couldn't keep my eyes off his work, and the dramatic aspect of it as well really appealed to my ...more
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