Bench and Table - Philadelphia, PA
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N 39° 58.026 W 075° 10.885
18S E 484506 N 4424121
This abstract art can be found at the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden located behind the west end of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The sculpture is one of three similarly themed abstract sculptures by Scott Burton.
Waymark Code: WMHQTK
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 08/06/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
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Bench and Table was sculpted by American Artist Scott Burton (1939 - 1989). There is a stainless steel marker which reveal some information, albeit confusing, about this sculpture. The Bench and Table is an enlarged version/concentric. That's what it says and I don't know what it means. The sculpture was made circa 1989 and fabricated in 2001. The furniture is composed of rainbow granite. Apparently he made five of these and this is numbered as 4/5 which is the same edition number as his other sculpture across from this one, Two-Part Chair. Overall, this chair represent a much larger collection of similarly sculpted pieces. In 1980, Scott began the Rock Chair Series which comprised much more monumental, sculpted objects, carved as if from a single boulder with two simple cuts. The sculpture was placed at the sculpture garden by courtesy of Meulensteen Gallery, New York © Estate of Scott Burton.

The Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden is located behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, on the elevated terrace adjacent to landscape architectural firm Olin’s gorgeous Sol LeWitt garden.

There are many beautiful works of art using all sorts of mediums spread throughout this terraced area on the Museum's west end. Located on top of a brand new parking facility, this artfully landscaped green “gallery without walls” is located between the Azalea Garden and the museum’s West Entrance. This area overlooks the river and the Fairmount Water Works. There always seems to be something new added as recently two new members joined the sculpture club. The garden is dedicated to the museum’s late director Anne d’Harnoncourt, and reflects her passions for art and the city of Philadelphia. the sculpture garden is open to the public throughout museum hours.

Title: Bench and Table

Artist: Scott Burton

Media (materials) used: rainbow granite

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden

Date of creation or placement: Unknown

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