untangling the awkward relationship between art and money

High-end victims of the economic crisis: Chris Burden’s newest installation Ga-goes-ians down the toilet

What is the world coming to when the failing economy halts the staging of the blingiest, goldiest art event since Damien Hirst said to himself: “human cranium, platinum and diamonds – a polygamous marriage made in heaven!”?

When not even market impresario extraordinaire, Larry Gagosian, can leverage a mere ton of gold for famed shooty performance artist, Chris Burden… it’s wrong, people. All wrong. 


Chris Burden

image: Gagosian Gallery, http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/2009-03/, accessed: 5 March 2009

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