Artists Scott Burton

    Two-Cube Table, 1985
    Rosa Baveno and Absolute Black Granite
    42 x 42 x 16 cm. (16.25 x 16.5 x 6.25 in.)
    1 of 10 Editions

    Steel Chair, 1978-1980
    Hot-rolled steel, rusted and lacquered
    80 x 46 x 51 cm. (31.25 x 18 x 20 in.)
    2 of 3 Editions

    Café Table, 1984
    Serizzo Scuro Granite
    71 x 56 x 56 cm. (27.75 x 22 x 22 in.)
    3 of 10 Editions

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

Paul Kasmin Gallery: 'Scott Burton'

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

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

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)

Lisson Gallery, London: ‘New Chair Sculptures’

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore: ‘Scott Burton’

Tate Gallery, London: ‘Scott Burton’

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)

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

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

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

Further Reading

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.