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Virtues of Isolation and Trauma: Chris Burden

April 13, 2020 Blog

Chris Burden was a master of art about isolation, about physical and psychological challenges. The times have challenged me to look back at the archives at my early writing where I found my 1979 story about him.  Seeing that it was Chris Burden’s birthday a few days ago, on April 11, and the five year anniversary of his premature death is coming on May 10, I decided to post a link to this decidedly grainy scan of  my article for the L.A. Weekly, where I had just been hired as art critic. Looking back, he was one of the artists who developed my faith in the special quality of art made in post-war Southern California. View the article (PDF)

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp writes about modern and contemporary art, architecture and design.