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Bruce Dunlap, in a screenshot from the documentary.


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The New York Times Releases a Short Documentary On The Man Who Shot Chris Burden

The New York Times released a four-and-a-half minute documentary on the late Chris Burden’s famous 1971 performance piece, Shoot, in which his friend and fellow art student Bruce Dunlap shot Burden in the left arm with a .22 long rifle … Read More


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Morning Links: Cyber-Archeology Edition

The Whitney’s old Marcel Breuer building will become a satellite building for the Met. [SEEN]Cyber-archeologists are working to restore artwork lost to violence in Iraq and the earthquake in Nepal. [BBC]New fair Photo London, to be held this year at … Read More


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

Morning Links: Chris Burden Edition

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 … Read More


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Chris Burden, Cornerstone of Performance Art, Has Died at 69

Chris Burden, the trailblazing artist who began his career with harrowing performances and ended it with monumental sculptures that obsessively channel childlike enthusiasms, died of melanoma this morning at his home and studio in Topanga Canyon, California. He was 69. His … Read More


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Auto Companies Deliver Sponsorship for Contemporary Art

Looking to align themselves with creativity, innovation, and globalism, auto companies are becoming major sponsors at contemporary-art museums Read More


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9 Funky, Surprising, and Selfie-Worthy Outdoor Art Installations to See in NYC This Summer

Where to find crumbling Rococo grottos, three-legged Buddhas, psychedelic pink flamingos, and more Read More


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That Seventies Sensibility

A wave of exhibitions shows how the open-ended, experimental, hardscrabble, less cynical esthetic of the ’70s is appealing to artists and curators Read More


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L.A. Stories

Shining light on uncatalogued archives, misplaced works, and undocumented careers, more than 60 venues in Southern California present shows on the art of postwar Los Angeles Read More


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How Far Is Too Far?

Contemporary artists have made work depicting graphic sexual acts, damaging property, injuring their own bodies, or paying others to alter theirs. But when does art cross the line from avant-garde to unacceptable?. Read More


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Matisse’s first show at MoMA opened its third season, in 1931. ©THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

How Our Critics Spoke

The good, the bad, the splendid, the beautiful, and “a negation of everything under the sun and the sun itself”. Read More