Art Outgrows the Art Fair: Chris Burden's Small Skyscrapers
|Chris Burden, 40 Foot Stepped Skyscraper, 2011. That's Burden near the top.|
COVID staffing shortages have prompted cancellation of Frieze L.A.'s planned outdoor sculpture exhibition in Beverly Hills. Among the casualties is what would have been the first public L.A. showing of Chris Burden's 40 Foot Stepped Skyscraper (2011). It's one of a group of Erector Set works including Hell Gate (owned jointly by MOCA and LACMA) and What My Dad Gave Me, the 65-foot skyscraper constructed in Rockefeller Plaza in 2008.
|Chris Burden, Hell Gate, 1998-1999. MOCA and LACMA|
|Chris Burden, Small Skyscraper (Quasi Legal Skyscraper), 2012|
|Chris Burden, What My Dad Gave Me, 2008. Photo: Seong Kwon|