A San Francisco performance artist was sentenced Friday to as many as four years in prison and ordered to pay restitution for the early torching last summer of the signature effigy of the counterculture Burning Man festival.

Paul Addis pleaded guilty in May to one felony count of injury to property stemming from the burning of the 40-foot icon on Aug. 28 ó four days earlier than planned. He was ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution.

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Perhaps he can think of the next 4 years as an extended piece of performance art.