Burden's 747 is an art object that existed as such only in a vanishing instant of time now memorialized in its photographic and textual documentation. Signed, numbered of five and dated “Chris Burden 73” lower right. (34.3 x 27.3 cm). 747 is a piece of performance art by Chris Burden.Burden was photographed firing shots with a pistol at a Boeing 747 passenger airplane while it took off from Los Angeles International Airport at about 8am on January 5, 1973. "747", 1973 Los Angeles, California, USA; January 5, 1973. January 5, 1973. 1973 Gelatin silver print mounted on board. Artist: Chris Burden (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1946–2015 Topanga Canyon, California) Date: 1973 Medium: Gelatin silver print and typescript Dimensions: Binder: 12 × 12 × 3 in. “747” was perhaps the first indication of what time would do to Chris Burden. Burden is … Title: 747. MOCA Assistant Curator Lanka Tattersall, former MOCA Chief Curator Paul Schimmel, and artist Barbara T. Smith discuss the late Chris Burden. In other works of self-peril, the artist was electrocuted, kidnapped, nailed, drowned, or lay immobile under a sheet of glass. "At about 8 am on a beach near the Los Angeles International Airport, I fired several shots with a pistol at a Boeing 747." Los Angeles–based conceptual artist Chris Burden is well-known for his performance art pieces of the 1970s, including Shoot (1971), a response to the Vietnam War in which he had a friend shoot him in the arm with a .22-caliber rifle. 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. The piece had a single witness, photographer Terry McDonnell, who filmed the act. (30.5 × 30.5 × 7.6 cm) Classification: Photographs Credit Line: Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1993 "At 7:45 pm I was shot in the left arm by… "Shoot", 1971 F Space, Santa Ana California, USA; November 19, 1971.

747. This work is from an edition of five. Consequently, his pistol points out two directions, into performance and the simulacrum, that beleagured 'high' art has taken from the 1960s to the present day. Estimate $30,000 - …



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