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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Needles Collapse while Atmosphere Continues
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Sunday 12th of November 1972

47 years ago



26-year-old artist Chris Burden performs 'Deadman' in Riko Mizuno Gallery, 669 North La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

At 8 p.m. I lay down on La Clenega Boulevard and was covered completely with a canvas tarpaulin. Two fifteen- minute flares were placed near me to alert cars. Just before the flares extinguished, a police car arrived. I was arrested and booked for causing a false emergency to be reported. Trial took place in Beverly Hills. After three days of deliberation, the jury failed to reach to decision, and the judge dismissed the case.