Tom Burr

grip thirteen

Lot Closed

December 14, 09:13 PM GMT


24,000 - 28,000 USD

Lot Details


Tom Burr


grip thirteen

Executed in 2016

hot rolled steel, printed stainless steel, glass

25 by 35 by 7 ½ in. (63.5 by 88.9 by 19.1 cm.)

Courtesy of the artist and Bortolami, New York

Tom Burr's sculptures and installations function both as deep investigations of form, site, and material, and as figures. Burr's explora­tions of formal inquiry, character development, and site-specificity are deliberately entwined, with no form treated as autonomous or free from reference. His treatment of common (often domestic or industrial) objects on which he draws as a starting point openly admits their historical, discursive, and contextual baggage.

Recent solo exhibitions of Burr’s work include those at Auroras, São Paulo; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford; and Maureen Paley, London. His work has been included in exhibitions at Whitechapel Gallery, London; ArkDes, Stockholm; and the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle.

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