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

Monstrous Metropolis II Cityscape Treats Matchbox Cars to a True…

Four years of work. Exactly 1,100 toy cars. Eighteen lanes of one-way traffic. One mega-mini-city. Meet Metropolis II, the Hot Wheels/Matchbox car utopia created by California artist Chris Burden, lead engineer Zak Cook and ten assistants. [MAKE] » 6/19/11 4:00pm 6/19/11 4:00pm

Swarm, Hot Wheels, Swarm!

What's it like watching 1,200 toy cars zip around an inconceivably tangled kinetic sculpture, charging and whirring all at once? Like choreographed chaos. Like pure unadulterated joy, tinged with inescapable repetition. Like this. » 11/23/10 9:00am 11/23/10 9:00am

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