Tag: Chris Burden

Photo: Mel Melcon, Los Angeles Time I love this somewhat hidden installation by Chris Burden located just outside the LAPD headquarters near Downtown LA. The installation is called Thirsty Palms and consists of a few Washingtonia palm trees “purposely under-watered … in sympathy with all those whose daily existence is a struggle for survival.” Love!

Remember that video I posted back in November of Chris Burden’s Metropolis II, a mega-city of Matchbox/Hot Wheels cars zipping around on a track? Well Attack of the Show caught up with Chris Burden and his masterpiece in this episode embedded above and we find out just a bit more about the creation — like […]


Chris Burden’s “Urban Light” installation, a permanent part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is a sight to behold. While it’s been on display in LA since 2008, I only first became aware of it while watching No Strings Attached where an important scene takes place in this very location. The Urban Light […]

OMG. This might be the greatest track car setup ever! Seen here is Chris Burden’s Metropolis II, a bustling mechanical contraption that sends 1200 custom matchbox cars to their never-ending destinations. The huge machine is on display now at the LA County Museum. I’m so sad that I just missed this!!