Edward Lifson

Chris Burden Recreates a Stunning Miniature City for Metropolis II

Artist Chris Burden astounds us again, evoking the energy of a real city with "Metropolis II" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

After mounting a 65-foot Erector Set skyscraper at Rockefeller Center in 2008, and then placing a diverse collection of vintage streetlights like lit columns at a main entry to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), artist Chris Burden astounds us again. LACMA presents Chris Burden’s Metropolis II. 1100 miniature cars race along 18 lanes of traffic around 25 buildings. Given the…