Michael Govan, director of the LA County Museum of Art, said Antin's arrangement of words was "like a sculpture of language."
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"I think Chris Burden is one of the most significant artists, not only of Los Angeles but of this period of time," says Michael Govan, the museum's director and chief executive officer.
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