Top 5 Quotes & Sayings by Chris Burden

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Chris Burden

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 (1971), 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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At 6 p.m. I stood in the doorway of my studio facing the Venice boardwalk. A few spectators watched as I pushed two live electric wires into my chest. The wires crossed and exploded, burning me but saving me from electrocution.
At 7:45 p.m. I was shot in the left arm by a friend. The bullet was a copper jacket 22 long rifle. My friend was standing about fifteen feet from me.
The speeding toy cars produce in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st-century city. — © Chris Burden
The speeding toy cars produce in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st-century city.
I still collect toys. Toys are a reflection of society. They are the tools that society uses to teach and enculturate children into the adult world. Toys are not innocent.
Nail me to my car and I'll tell you who you are
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