Chris Burden at the New Museum is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

The Daily Pic: With his giant police uniforms, Chris Burden builds a liberal's nightmare, or conservative's dream.

These oversized police uniforms are a 1993 work by Chris Burden, from his solo show at the New Museum in New York. They are perfect facsimiles of what was worn by the LAPD, although blown up to just about fit the largest humans ever born. They capture the inner image that we have of every police officer we have an encounter with – whether as savior or threat.

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