In today’s NYT, an obit that began:
Chris Burden, a conceptual artist who in the line of duty had himself shot, pierced, starved, crucified, electrocuted, cut by glass, kicked down stairs, locked up, dropped from heights and nearly drowned, though by no means all at once, died on Sunday at his home in Topanga, Calif. He was 69.
Oh my, that’s wonderful, I thought. Then I looked at the by-line. Yes, the admirable Margalit Fox.
It’s a fascinating story, “Chris Burden, a Conceptualist With Scars, Dies at 69″. There’s a slide show of Burden’s body art.