Speakeasy Special #2

May 12, 2015 · 13:01

Today we bring you the second installment of “Speakeasy,” an occasional special podcast in which we share never-before-heard bits that didn’t make it into our weekly episodes. In this edition, Rico and Brendan talk about conceptual artist Chris Burden, who died this Sunday at the age of 69. Burden rose to prominence in the art scene in the early ’70s with unsettling performance pieces and his 2008 installation, “Urban Light,” has become a new L.A. icon. Brendan shares a story about a chance meeting with Burden… and Rico revisits a 2011 interview with Burden, centered on the artist’s slot-car extravaganza “Metropolis II.”