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Morning Links: Chris Burden Edition

Chris Burden after his 1971 performance piece, Shoot, in which his assistant shot him in the arm.

Chris Burden after his 1971 performance piece, Shoot, in which his assistant shot him in the arm.

The late Chris Burden’s final project, a 40-foot-long airship, will go on view at Los Angeles County Museum of Art this week. [The Art Newspaper]

A professor in the University of California, San Diego department of visual arts is requiring his students to perform naked to pass his class; outrage ensues. [New York Daily News]

Brooklyn-based theater company, The Civilians, are nearing an end to their residency at the Met, in which they interview people in the American wing, compile their responses, and create a piece of “investigative theater.” [The New Yorker]

A wealthy collector of Asian left two waitresses at an Upper East Side steak house a tip of $50,000 each when he died. He had never learned their names, referring to them only as “Maureen at Donohue’s” “Maureen-at-Donohue’s Niece Maureen.” [New York Post]

German art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi, who forged paintings by Picasso and Max Ernst, is out of prison and set to hold his first exhibition this week. [BBC Arts]

Photos of artists off-duty. [The Guardian]

A 63-year-old man in Spain was arrested for stealing dozens of pieces of art from Swedish churches. [ABC News]

Street artists and a water bottle company are battling over the rights to an Instagram hashtag #takingbackthestreets. [The New York Times]

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