Scott Burton1939-1989

McNay Art Museum
San Antonio, TX

$20,000 toward the acquisition of the 1985-86 outdoor sculpture Three-Quarter Cube Bench, for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by museum curator Rene Paul Barilleaux. Orginally an art critic, Burton began his exploration of functional sculpture by arranging and combining furniture found on the street. His later and best known work was influenced by Russian Constructivism, De Stijl and the Bauhaus, and used materials such as stone, steel and acrylic to explore the intersection of design, furniture, architecture and sculpture.