CHRIS BURDEN | RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS (FROM SMALL GUNS SERIES)
1946 - 2015
RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS (FROM SMALL GUNS SERIES)
acrylic on metal, wood, straw, brass and printed paper on wood
12½ by 29 by 11 in. 31.8 by 73.7 by 27.9 cm.
Executed in 1994.
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. All elements appear to be present. There is evidence of wear to the surface of the figures and elements, which is inherent to the artist's choice of found materials.
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Gagosian Gallery, New York
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Collection of Peter Norton, Los Angeles
Christies, New York, 7 March 2012, Lot 42 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Exh. Cat., Vienna, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Chris Burden: Beyond the Limits, 1996, p. 147, illustrated
Jon Bewley and Jonty Tarbuck, Eds., Chris Burden, New York 2007, p. 404
New York, Gagosian Gallery, LAPD Uniforms, America's Darker Moments, Small Guns, February - March 1994