Straight Shooting Art
The sort where you don't want to look but you can't look away
In 1971 the American artist Chris Burden (1946-2015) made a performance piece called SHOOT. It’s one of those artworks that has always stayed with me and every so often comes into my mind. I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently. In this artwork he arranged to have himself shot in the arm with a .22 calibre rifle at close range.