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LACMA’s “Metropolis II” Draws Crowds Of All Ages, and It’s Not Even Open Yet

You might recognize Chris Burden’s name without realizing it; he’s the guy that had himself nailed to the back of a Volkswagon in 1974 (Trans-fixed) and had an assistant shoot him in the arm in 1971 for a piece called, why not, Shoot. He’s calmed down significantly since then, but he doesn’t seem to have suffered any lack of ambition; his gargantuan new installation at LACMA, Metropolis II, is already opening eyes by virtue of its bulk, its sprawl, and, yes, its poetry. The installation officially opens on the 14th. (FULL ARTICLE: Jori Finkel, Culture Monster, Los Angeles Times)