Chris Burden (I) (1946–2015)

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Chris Burden was born on April 11, 1946 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Christopher Lee Burden. He was a director and writer, known for Through the Night Softly (1973), Shoot (1971) and Chris Burden Promo (1976). He was married to Nancy Rubins and Barbara. He died on May 10, 2015 in Topanga Canyon, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2000 The TV Commercials, 1973-1977 (TV Short)
 1980 Big Wrench (Short)
 1980 The Big Wheel (Short) (collaborating director)
 1977 Full Financial Disclosure (TV Short)
 1976 Chris Burden Promo (TV Short)
 1975 Poem for L.A. (TV Short)
 1973 Through the Night Softly (TV Short)
 1972 TV Hijack (TV Short)
 1971 Shoot (Short)
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Sculpture: "Urban Light" in front of the Lacma.

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Performance artist who took risks for his life and also engineered big art objects like "Beam Drop". In his memory, the Lacma left his "Urban Light" sculpture lit all night on the evening of his death, May 10, 2015.

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