This limited edition multiple was made by Chris Burden and produced by LACMA. The cars that are included in the multiple were originally made for Chris Burden’s large scale sculpture Metropolis II now on view at LACMA on the first floor of BCAM. Each car has rubber bumpers on the front and rear ends, the artist’s name and title of the work molded into the sidewalls of all four wheels and the bottom of the car, and a magnet embedded in the chassis to draw the car up the conveyer belts. The stand is composed of plywood, aluminum, and Plexiglas, the same materials used in the sculpture Metropolis II. Each car stand is signed and numbered on the bottom by Chris Burden.
Chris Burden first gained international prominence following his notorious and controversial performances, including Shoot (1971), Doorway to Heaven (1973), and Back to You (1974). Beginning in the late 1970s Burden began creating sculpture and installations. Since then the artist has produced a multitude of assemblages, installations, and kinetic sculptures, among other works.
Burden performed and exhibited his work internationally, at institutions including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Tate Museum, London; the 48th Venice Biennale, Venice and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
LACMA owns fifteen artworks by Southern California artist Chris Burden (United States, 1946–2015) including Urban Light.
Please note: there are many different styles and colors of cars, the custom car you receive may differ from what is shown here. This is not a toy and is not suitable for children.
- Car made by Chris Burden for Metropolis II, approximately 3 inches long, make and model vary
- Stand made of plywood, aluminum, and Plexiglas, 6 x 4-1/4 x 2-1/4 inches
- Custom box, 6-1/4 x 5 x 2-1/4 inches
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Signed and numbered on bottom of the car stand by Chris Burden
- Edition of 1250
- This is not a toy