Written by Russell Ferguson and Christopher Bedford and George Roberts, Contribution by Ari Marcopoulos and Michael Govan
This is Gagosian’s 500th book. It fittingly marks the achievement, as Chris Burden was among the first artists to work with Larry Gagosian. Chris Burden: Streetlamps is the definitive publication on Burden’s iconic series.
Chris Burden: Streetlamps explores the artist’s work with antique streetlamps, which he began to amass in the early 2000s. Burden fully restored 202 streetlamps from the 1920s to create his renowned Urban Light, which was acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He realized four more major streetlamp sculptures in both public and private spaces, all of which are lavishly documented here from conception through installation.
About The Author
Christopher Bedford is the Dorothy Wagner Wallace Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Russell Ferguson is an art historian, curator, author, and a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Michael Govan is the director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ari Marcopoulos is a photographer and filmmaker. George Roberts is a philanthropist and the cofounder and co-CEO of KKR.