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Watch Chris Burden's Last Finished Work Fly Around LACMA

Artist Chris Burden died last week, leaving behind a legacy of violently uncomfortable performance art and delightfully intricate mechanical sculptures, including the photogenic lampposts of "Urban Light," at the main entrance to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the whizzing toy-car city of "Metropolis II," which is installed in the museum's BCAM building. Today, Burden's last completed work goes on display in LACMA's warehousey Resnick Pavilion: "Ode to Santos Dumont" is a working airship that flies in a fixed circle, set against the 340-ton boulder of "Levitated Mass," which sits just beyond the Resnick's floor-to-ceiling windows.

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