Chris Burden's "Extreme Measures" Exhibition Opens In New York

by Gary Pini

A major retrospective of works by the California-based artist Chris Burden opens tomorrow in New York City. Covering the artist's forty year career, Extreme Measures fills all five floors of the New Museum on the Bowery and will remain on view until January 12, 2014. This is Burden's first major U.S. exhibition in twenty years and it includes two giant pieces installed on the museum's exterior. While you're there, be sure to check out the museum's new food vendor, Hester Street Cafe, operated by the folks who run the Hester Street Fair. They created some tasty treats to go along with several sculptures seen in the exhibit, as you'll see below in our sneak-peek walk thru.

Thirty-six foot tall structure on the museum's roof called Twin Quasi Legal Skyscrapers (2013) and Ghost Ship (2005) on the facade.

Hester Street Cafe homage to "Ghost Ship."

One Ton Crane Truck, 2009

Hester Street Cafe's homage to One Ton Crane Truck

Porsche with Meteorite, 2013

Porsche with Meteorite (detail), 2013

Hester Street Cafe's homage to Porsche with Meteorite

The Big Wheel (1979), a cast iron wheel powered by a motorcycle.

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