Chris Burden was born in 1946 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received a BFA from Pomona College in Claremont, California and a MFA from the University of California at Irvine. He became the first artist to be represented by Larry Gagosian in 1978. Burden’s works from the early 1970s were visceral performances where he had himself shot, locked up, electrocuted, cut, or crucified. The daring nature of these early performances translated into his sculptural work, as he created huge, intricate, imposing works. He passed away in Topanga, California in 2015.
Chris Burden is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Stephan Breuer