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Chris Burden (1946 - 2015)

Lot 9171: Chris Burden (American, born 1946) Devil Drawing (Love Stick), 1982 31 3/4 x 39 3/4in (80 x 101 cm)

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May 4, 2009
San Francisco, CA, US

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Devil Drawing (Love Stick), 1982
titled, signed and dated 'Chris Burden 1982' (lower right)
photo-collage with carved wooden element on paperboard
31 3/4 x 39 3/4in (80 x 101 cm)


Chris Burden: Devil Drawings, Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, New York, May 20-June 17, 1989
The Flying Kayak and Devil Drawings, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 1982 (label on the reverse)

Chris Burden created two groups of fifteen drawings (in 1989 and 1982) called collectively "Devil Drawings." Paul Shimmel, in his essay for the 1988 Chris Burden exhibition quotes Burden in his description of these works: Like most of Burden's work in the 1980s "Devil Drawings" in both format and subject matter explore "the origin of power both physical and bureaucratic and how this power ultimately shapes the world in which we exist."

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