Scott Burton. Perforated Metal Settee and Perforated Metal Chairs. 1988-89

Scott Burton Perforated Metal Settee and Perforated Metal Chairs 1988-89

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“My objects are sculpture because they are exhibited in galleries and museums, but they are also pieces of furniture that you sit on or use as tables or storage pieces,” Burton has said. In addition to MoMA’s galleries, his works may be found in Manhattan’s public spaces, including plazas in midtown and in Battery Park: “My work is often only activated at lunchtime. People don’t inhabit a public space except maybe at lunchtime. I feel like, you know, I’m a lunch artist.”

Gallery label from 2019
Settee 33 3/8 x 34 7/8 x 60 1/8" (84.8 x 88.6 x 152.7 cm); each chair 33 1/16 x 24 1/2 x 31 1/4" (84 x 62.2 x 79.4 cm)
Scott Burton Fund
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© 2019 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Painting and Sculpture

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