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US performance artist Chris Burden, whose work included being shot at close range and having himself crucified on top of a Volkswagen Beetle, has died aged 69, museum managers said. ‘We are saddened to note the passing of Chris Burden, an artist who has left indelible marks in both the international art world and here in Los Angeles,’ the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) said. The museum, which hosts a Burden piece made of antique street lamps, hailed his ‘tireless, relentless pursuit of innovation in performance, sculpture, and performance-sculpture, among other media.’ Burden died Sunday from malignant melanoma, according to the Los Angeles Times, which said he was diagnosed 18 months ago but kept the information private. He was catapulted to fame in 1971

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