365/Day 130

Honoring Chris Burden (4/11/1946 – 5/10/2015) ~~

If you’ve ever visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), you’ve seen “Urban Light,” Chris Burden’s installation in the form of a classical Greek temple composed of 202 antique cast-iron street lamps. This permanent installation has been at LACMA since 2008 and is now one of the symbols of Los Angeles. I fell in love with “Urban Light” the first time I set eyes on it. No matter which angle you look at it you’ll discover something new and beautiful, not only in the lamps themselves but in the way they are displayed. So, so pretty…

Today we woke up to news that Chris Burden had died. He was only 69 and would’ve had so much more to give to the art world had he not lost his battle with cancer. I am honoring him with some of the photos I’ve taken of his wonderful “Urban Light.”

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