chris burden...isnt that the dude who shot himself in the arm and called it art? you want an artist...look up R. Budd Dwyer...
That is indeed Mr. Burden. He also created "The Other Vietnam Memorial" which had the names of the Vietnamese that died during the war. He did a piece where every person that walked through the turnstile added one click of pressure to a pneumatic lift that was braced against the supporting walls of the gallery/museum...so every person that came to see his work was systematically destroying the building through that action. He did hire a person to shoot him in the arm and called it art. He also had himself crucified on the hood of a VW Beatle (actual nails through his hands). I actually found a small piece of his art while working at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego...one of his nickles with the matchstick glued to it from his piece, "The Reason for the Atomic Bomb" (several thousand nickels with matchsticks glued on, arranged on the floor of the gallery represented every tank in the Soviet army). That guy is the $hiznit...lol.
sub bass...is that skull with the gas mask an original? very very nice. yeah ever hear of bob flanagan???
Yeah...I actually was teaching a summer school art class at SDSU and did it as a demonstration on how to draw from a still-life & turn that into a stencil. I set up a still life with a model of a skull & an old respirator mask, drew it directly on a manilla folder, inked the areas to be cut out, and cut it with an X-Acto blade in about 3 hours of working time. Some of the kids learned how to stencil from it and ended up doing some really nice work. I was stoked though because it's one of my favorite stencils I've done.
Far as Bob Flanagan goes, I'm not familiar with his work. I'll google him and check it out.
He did a piece where every person that walked through the turnstile added one click of pressure to a pneumatic lift that was braced against the supporting walls of the gallery/museum...so every person that came to see his work was systematically destroying the building through that action.
i didn't know about that one. that's awesome.
I actually found a small piece of his art while working at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego...
Haha...nah...I left it in the bookstore at the La Jolla location in the safe. A little bag of the nickels. If you ever get to know anyone that works there now, ask them if the baggie is still in the safe. In fact, you could probably ask for change for a dollar and request the nickels be the ones in the safe with the matches glued to them. See if they'd go for it! LoL...
That is indeed Mr. Burden... That guy is the $hiznit...lol.
Nice guy and an important artist to boot. I actually like some of his earlier Pomona College-era stuff best like the locker performance. Too bad UCLA couldn't keep their shit together enough to keep him as a professor there.
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