Chris Burden

Apr 11, 1946 - May 10, 2015

Christopher Lee Burden was an American artist working in performance, sculpture and installation art. Burden became known in the 1970s for his performance art works, including Shoot, where he arranged for a friend to shoot him in the arm with a small-caliber rifle. A prolific artist, Burden created many well-known installations, public artworks and sculptures before his death in 2015.
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“It's about trying to frame something. And draw attention to it and say, “Here’s the beauty in this. I'm going to put a frame around it, and I think this is beautiful.” That’s what artists do. It’s really a pointing activity.”

Chris Burden
Apr 11, 1946 - May 10, 2015
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