How a Porsche, a Meteorite, and $4 Million in Gold Ended Up In a Museum

It’s not uncommon to see $4 million worth of art in a museum. It’s less common to see $4 million worth of solid gold bricks in a museum. It’s called Tower of Power, and it will require a 24/7 security guard as long as it remains at the New Museum as part of a retrospective on its maker, the artist Chris Burden. » 10/02/13 11:00am 10/02/13 11:00am

Every Museum Should Have a Flying RC Sailboat as a Sign

The minimal facade of The New Museum has been host to some wild installations since it opened in 2007—ranging from a sign reading "HELL, YES!" to a giant long-stemmed rose. Today, workers finished installing the museum's latest outdoor sculpture: A 30-foot-high remote controlled ship by artist Chris Burden. » 9/21/13 9:00pm 9/21/13 9:00pm

65 Foot Skyscraper Constructed in Rockefeller Center Using Erector Set…

Over the last year, artist Chris Burden and his assistants have been painstakingly constructing a gigantic 16,000 pound, 65 foot skyscraper using replicated stainless steel Erector set pieces. The work, entitled "What My Dad Gave Me" was inspired by the tall buildings in Manhattan-which is why the piece was carted… » 6/11/08 2:50pm 6/11/08 2:50pm