Scott Burton

Scott Burton
Two-Cube Table
1985
Rosa Baveno and Absolute Black Granite
Ed. 1/10
41.9 x 41.9 x 15.9 cm
Scott Burton
Two-Cube Table
1985
Rosa Baveno and Absolute Black Granite
Ed. 1/10
41.9 x 41.9 x 15.9 cm
Scott Burton
Two-Cube Table
1985
Rosa Baveno and Absolute Black Granite
Ed. 1/10
41.9 x 41.9 x 15.9 cm
Scott Burton
Two-Cube Table
1985
Rosa Baveno and Absolute Black Granite
Ed. 1/10
41.9 x 41.9 x 15.9 cm
Scott Burton
Café Table
1984
Serizzo Scuro Granite
Ed. 3/10
71.1 x 22 x 22 cm
Scott Burton
Café Table
1984
Serizzo Scuro Granite
Ed. 3/10
71.1 x 22 x 22 cm
Scott Burton
Café Table
1984
Serizzo Scuro Granite
Ed. 3/10
71.1 x 22 x 22 cm
Scott Burton
Café Table
1984
Serizzo Scuro Granite
Ed. 3/10
71.1 x 22 x 22 cm

Scott Burton (1939-89) was a sculptor, performance artist, writer and furniture maker. He is known primarily for his stone sculptural pieces of the 1970s and 80s, works which Burton once described as ‘sculpture in love with furniture'. His work is held in distinguished private and public collections worldwide, including MoMA, Tate Modern, LA MOCA, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015
Paul Kasmin Gallery: 'Scott Burton'

2014
Inigo Philbrick, London: 'Burton/ Jenson/ Vo'

1991
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: ‘Scott Burton’

1989
Kunstverein fur die Rheinland and Westfahlen, Dusseldorf: ‘Scott Burton: Sculpturen 1980-89’
(travelled to the Wuttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris)

1988
Lisson Gallery, London: ‘New Chair Sculptures’

1986
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore: ‘Scott Burton’

1985
Tate Gallery, London: ‘Scott Burton’

1983
The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati: ‘Scott Burton Chairs’
(travelled to the Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston)

1981
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Sculpture Garden, New York: ‘Granite Chairs, a Pair’

1976
Soloman R. Guggemheim, New York: ‘Pair, Behaviour Tableaux’

1972
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: ‘Group Behaviour’

Further Reading

Catalogues

All are available at the gallery for reference.

David J. Getsy, Scott Burton, Collected Writings on Art and Performance, 1965 – 1975, Chicago 2012.
John Pawson, Scott Burton, Albion Gallery, London 2006.
Peter Schjeldahl, Scott Burton, The Concrete Work, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, 1992.
Scott Burton: Skulpturen 1980 – 1989, Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf 1989.
Brenda Richardson, Scott Burton, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1987.

Public Collections

Dallas Museum of Art.
Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Los Angeles Museum of Art.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Tate Modern, London.
Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.