Metropolis II

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Chris Burden
Metropolis II

Chris Burden
Metropolis II
installation shot

Broad had bid a “New Los Angeles” with architectural models all mud-pie as Gehry advises, the question was asked, “where’s he gonna build it?” (he also proposed a “new” new economy based on barter or smiles, something). The hobby of city planners, Burden’s riposte, a work of genius, with reference to Lang, and the secret of present-day automotive designers, Hot Wheels.

Burden left UCLA having established the connection between school shootings and building takeovers, the Dickson Art Center (remodeled by Richard Meier) is now under the sign of Broad.

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