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Oral history interview with Scott Burton, 1987 May 22-September 25

Interviewee:
Burton, Scott, 1939-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Kachur, Lewis  Search this
Subject:
Berkowitz, Leon  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12832
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212781
AAA_collcode_burton87
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212781

Oral history interview with Scott Burton

Interviewee:
Burton, Scott, 1939-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Kachur, Lewis  Search this
Names:
Berkowitz, Leon, 1919-1987  Search this
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
Extent:
154 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1987 May 22-September 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Scott Burton conducted 1987 May 22-September 25, by Lewis Kachur, for the Archives of American Art.
Burton speaks of his upbringing in Alabama and Washington, D.C.; working for "Art News"; and his early work, including performance pieces. He discusses furniture, public projects, Brancusi, Joseph Epstein, and Eric Gill. He recalls Morris Louis and Leon Berkowitz.
Biographical / Historical:
Scott Burton (1939-1989) was a sculptor from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 22 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1959 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.burton87
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-burton87

The artist as social designer

Creator:
Tuchman, Maurice  Search this
Names:
Armajani, Siah, 1939-  Search this
Burton, Scott, 1939-1989  Search this
De Herrera, Maria  Search this
Holt, Nancy, 1938-  Search this
Miss, Mary, 1944-  Search this
Sonfist, Alan  Search this
Tomkins, Calvin, 1925-  Search this
Zimmerman, Elyn, 1945-  Search this
Extent:
11 Items (sound cassettes (270 p. transcript) + 1 cassette edited for educational tours)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1985
Scope and Contents:
Tape recording of a discussion on "The Artist as Social Designer" held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Participants include Maurice Tuchman (moderator), Maria de Herrera, Scott Burton, Siah Armajani, Nancy Holt, Mary Miss, Elyn Zimmerman, Alan Sonfist, and Calvin Tomkins.
Biographical / Historical:
Curator; Los Angeles, Calif. Born 1936. Tuchman, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and his fellow curator, Maria de Herrera, arranged the closed discussion in preparation for an exhibition on public art and the contemporary artist's impulse toward functionalism.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by Maurice Tuchman.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Environmental artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art and society  Search this
Curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.tuchmaur2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tuchmaur2

Edward Brooks de Celle papers relating to Scott Burton

Creator:
De Celle, Edward Brooks  Search this
Names:
Burton, Scott, 1939-1989  Search this
Thompson, Mark, 1952-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980-1982
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Scott Burton (1 cassette; 21 p. transcript, incomplete) Mar. 1980, San Francisco, Calif., conducted by De Celle for publication in the newspaper, The Advocate; and two letters from Mark Thompson, 1980, editor for The Advocate, concerning the interview. Also included are exhibition announcements, clippings, an ArtWeek article on Burton by Robert McDonald, 1980; and reviews about Burton's artwork as well as his performance piece, "Individual Behavior Tableaux," at the University Art Museum, Berkeley, Calif., March 2, 1980.
In the interview, Burton discusses his work and that of several colleagues, including artists who have influenced him. Burton addresses the intereraction between gay culture and the art world establishment.
Biographical / Historical:
De Celle is an art dealer in San Francisco, Calif; Burton a sculptor (1939-1989), New York City.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Edward Brooks de Celle.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Artists -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Gay artists -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.deceedwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-deceedwa

John Button papers

Creator:
Button, John, 1929-1982  Search this
Names:
Ansen, Alan  Search this
Burton, Scott, 1939-1989  Search this
Cohan, Zara  Search this
Davis, Bette, 1908-1989  Search this
Fabian, Gerald Langston  Search this
Fondren, Hal  Search this
Freilicher, Jane, 1924-  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926- -- Photographs  Search this
LeSueur, Joe  Search this
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966  Search this
Orlovsky, Peter, 1933-2010  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980  Search this
Schuyler, James  Search this
Weaver, Helen  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1964-2004
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, photographs, and printed material regarding painter John Button.
Correspondence includes two letters from Fairfield Porter,1974, three letters from Button to Zara Cohan, 1964, and copies of personal and professional letters from Button to businesses, organizations, and friends regarding his artwork, political beliefs, and personal issues, and photocopies of a postcard and six letters from Fairfield Porter. Writings include a typescript poem by Frank O'Hara, a poem by Helen Weaver, a copy of a poem attributed to James Schuyler about Button, and copies of two poems by Katherine Porter.
Photographs are of Button, Allen Ginsberg, Alan Ansen, Peter Orlovsky, Bette Davis, Gerald. L. Fabian, Maxine Groffsky, Harry Matthews, Scott Burton, James Schuyler, Jane Freilicher, Hal Fondren, Joe LeSueur, Frank O'Hara, and three photographs of the mural created by John Button and Mario Dubsky at the Gay Activist Alliacne Firehouse, 99 Wooster Street, New York, 1971-1974. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs, announcements, reviews, publications by Button and others, among them a book of poems, "If I Dream I Have You, I Have You," written by Richard Howard and illustrated by Button, 1997.
Biographical / Historical:
John Button (1930-1982) was a painter in San Francisco, Calif. and New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 2010 by Alvin Novak, longtime friend of Button's, and by John Button via Jaap van Liere, executor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.buttjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buttjohn

Interview with Scott Burton

Creator:
Burton, Scott, 1939-1989  Search this
De Celle, Edward Brooks  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Scott  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1980 March
Topic:
Gay artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11741
See more items in:
Edward Brooks de Celle papers relating to Scott Burton, 1980-1982
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11741

Scott Burton, pair behavior tableaux : The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, February 24-April 4, l976

Author:
Shearer, Linda  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Physical description:
1 sheet : ill. ; 46 x 31 cm. fold. to 23 x 16 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
[1976]
Topic:
Tableaux  Search this
Happening (Art)  Search this
Call number:
PN6120.T3 S53
PN6120.T3 S53
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_118713

Chairs for Six, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: rose granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Mellon Bank One Mellon Bank Center, Room 1830 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15258
Date:
1985. May 1986
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Object--Furniture--Chair  Search this
Control number:
IAS 65400001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293063

Benches, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Fabricator:
Ameristone  Search this
Contractor:
Rock of Ages Corporation  Search this
Medium:
Benches: Laurentian pink granite; Foundations: thin steel plates embedded in cement
Type:
Sculptures-Bench
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Houston Architecture building, front of Houston Texas 77204-4891
Date:
Fabricated Sept. 1986. Installed Dec. 1986-Jan. 1987. Dedicated Nov. 17, 1987
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Bench  Search this
Control number:
IAS 64980005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_29652

Urban Plaza South, (sculpture)

Title:
Tables and Stools, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Medium:
Tables and stools: Verde mergozzo granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Compass Management and Leasing 1285 6th Avenue New York New York 10019
Located Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States 1285 Avenue of the Americas 51st Street at Avenue of the Americas New York New York 10019
Date:
1985-1986
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87870143
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_302787

Pearlstone Park, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Landscape architect:
Goldman, Robert  Search this
Reed Fulton (Firm)  Search this
Medium:
Concrete strip bisected by a brick pathway on which there are twelve cast concrete settees, and twelve cast concrete and brick light fixtures
Type:
Sculptures-Light fixture
Sculptures-Site-specific
Sculptures-Earthwork
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Baltimore Recreation and Parks 2600 Madison Avenue Baltimore Maryland 21217
Located Pearlstone Park Corners of Cathedral & Preston Streets & Howard & Preston Streets Baltimore Maryland 21217
Date:
1985
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Bench  Search this
Object--Furniture--Lamp  Search this
Control number:
IAS MD000011
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_310821

Rock Settee, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Medium:
Green granite
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
National Gallery of Art Fourth Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20565 Accession Number: 1988.68.1
Date:
1988
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Bench  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08600001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_31622

Public Table, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Landscape architect:
Rutherford, William A.  Search this
Medium:
Concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
General Mills Art Collection One General Mills Boulevard, P. O. Box 1113 Golden Valley Minnesota 55440
Date:
1987
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Object--Furniture--Table  Search this
Control number:
IAS MN000215
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_322166

Concrete Tables/Stools, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Medium:
Concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Bench
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by University of Iowa University of Iowa Museum of Art 150 North Riverside Drive Iowa City Iowa 52242
Located University of Iowa Lindquist Building Iowa City Iowa
Date:
Designed 1980. 1992
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Table  Search this
Object--Furniture--Stool  Search this
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS IA000153
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_323970

Viewpoint, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Medium:
Trees, plants, flowers, granite, stainless steel, concrete aggregate
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Site-specific
Sculptures-Bench
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of Commerce National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration 7600 Sand Point Way NE Seattle Washington 98115
Located NOAA Western Regional Center Sand Point Way NE & 67th Street Seattle Washington
Date:
1983
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Chair  Search this
Object--Furniture--Couch  Search this
Control number:
IAS WA000550
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_336431

Art and use : November 18, 1983-February 12, 1984 / Milwaukee Art Museum, Pabst, Ross-Pain and Winter Galleries

Author:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Fischer, R. M. 1947-  Search this
Shea, Judith 1947-  Search this
Milwaukee Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Fischer, R. M. 1947-  Search this
Shea, Judith 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] p.) : ill ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogues
Date:
1984
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Furniture in art  Search this
Call number:
NB212 .A78 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_805466

Scott Burton : chaise longings / curated by Nancy Princenthal

Title:
Chaise longings
Author:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989-  Search this
Princenthal, Nancy  Search this
Max Protetch Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Physical description:
15 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
[1996?]
Call number:
NB237.B78 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_707451

Scott Burton / comisario de la exposición y catálogo = curator of the exhibition and catalogue, Ana María Torres

Author:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Torres, Ana Maria 1960-  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Burton, Scott 1939-1989 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
333 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 x 37 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
Call number:
NB237.B78 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_762479

Scott Burton

Author:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Pawson, John 1949-  Search this
Barañano Letamendía, Kosme María de 1952-  Search this
Albion (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_791964

Scott Burton : early work / [essay by Lynne Cooke]

Author:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989-  Search this
Cooke, Lynne  Search this
Max Protetch Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
C1990
Call number:
NB237.B78 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642962

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