Death of Chris Burden

April 11, 1946 - May 10, 2015
Los Angeles, California | Age 69

Artist who pushed the limits dies at 69
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By JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Chris Burden stood in front of a camera in 1971 and had a friend open fire on him with a rifle he was making a bold statement to the world: a new artist had arrived, one who was willing to push the limits of art as far as his imagination would take it.

Over the next 44 years, that imagination would prove all but limitless as Burden had himself nailed to the back of a Volkswagen beetle, locked into a school locker for...

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