Tom Burr Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Tom Burr
Bitch, Immediately After Vinyl


stained plywood, metal structure, vinyl (flower)

180 x 80 x 165cm
In Tom Burr’s Bitch, Immediately After Vinyl, the title makes reference to Andy Warhol’s film Vinyl which is loosely based on Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange. Made from metal, wood, and vinyl, Burr’s sculpture balances the seductive qualities of his materials with formalist objectivity. Incorporating references to minimalism, design, and social space, Burr infuses the manufactured aesthetic and sleek lines of 60s sculpture with an ultra-modern sensibility, incorporating narrative associations. Through his sparse presentation and refined media, Burr’s arrangement compels with almost fetishistic elegance; its domestic size and ‘naughty’ details create an evocative subtext to the austerity of his composition.

Tom Burr's Biography

Tom Burr
Born in New Haven

Lives and works in New York


Secession, Vienna

Extrospective, Museé Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne
Relapse, Stuart Shave/ Modern Art, London

Complete Breakdown, Galerie Neu, Berlin
Privy, Please, The Norfolk Library, Norfolk (Connecticut)
The Complete Stories of Truman Capote, romaromaroma, Rome

Our Lady of the Flowers, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin

Gone, Gone, American Fine Arts, New York
Die Stalle/The Stalls, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
The Screens, Institute for Visual Culture, Cambridge

Piscine, Galerie Almine Reich, Paris
Deep Purple, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Dog Days, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

Brutalism, Galerie neu, Berlin

Low Slung, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Black Box, Artforum Berlin, Galerie Neu, Berlin
Private Property: Anti-Public Sculpture, Galerie Almine Reich, Paris

Surface, Galerie Neu, Berlin
The Medical Show, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid

Stainless, American Fine Arts, New York

42nd Street Structures, American Fine Arts, New York

American Fine Arts, New York

White Columns, New York


The Eighth Square, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
The Name of This Show Is Not GAY ART NOW, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, curated by Jack Pierson
Warum etwas zeigen, was man sehen kann, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig

HaubrokShows. B Sharp, Xantener Strasse 7, Berlin
Down the Garden Path: The Artist’s Garden After Modernism, Queens Museum of Art, New York
Nolens Volens, Galerie Neu, Berlin
EXILE New York is a good Hotel, Broadway 1602, New York
Residence, MICA Foundation, New York

Trafic d’influence: Art & Design, Collection Frac Nord Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque
Election, American Fine Art, Colin de Land Fine Art, New York
When the lights go out…, Cohan & Leslie, New York
The Future Has a Silver Lining, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
Braunschweig Parcours 2004, Braunschweig
Whitney Biennial 2004, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, New York
Strange Weather, Modern Art, London
It’s all an Illusion, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
Flowers Observed, Flowers Transformed, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

Le Rayon Noir, Circuit-Assossiation d’Art Contemporain, Lausanne
New Space! Group Show!, Galeria Franco Noero, Turin

Grey Gardens, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
My head is on fire but my heart is full of love, Charlottenborg Udstillings-bygning, Copenhagen
Xeros, Ecole du Magasin, Center National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble

Deliberate Living, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Parttnerschaften – Unterbrochene Karrieren, Neue Gessellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin
American Fine Arts, New York

Quiet Life, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unterowisheim, curated by Michael Neff
Sightings, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak
Space Open 2000, Space studios, London

Model, Galerie Belvedere, Wien, Austria
I Hate Movies , Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, curated by Tom Borgese
Parasite , The Drawing Center , New York

Sans Titre, Froment + Putman, Paris

Disappeared, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
American Fine Arts, New York
Ideal Standard Life, Spiral Garden, Tokyo
Gramercy International Art Fair, New York

Birgit Kung, Zurich
Architectures of Display with architect Toshiko Mori, organised by Minetta Brook, New York
Platzwechsel (with Ursula Biemann, Mark Dion, Christian Philipp Muller), Kunsthalle Zurich und Schweizer National- museum, Zurich
Mapping: A Response to MOMA, American Fine Arts, New York

Lace, Los Angeles, California
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Kontext Kunst, Kunstlerhaus Graz, Austria
What Happened to the Institutional Critique, curated by James Meyer, American Fine Arts, New York
Social Subjects, YYZ, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sonsbeek 93, Arnheim, Netherlands
Project Untie, Firminy, France

White Colums, New York
American Fine Arts, New York

Paula Allen Gallery, New York
American Fine Arts, New York

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York
Whitney Independent Study Program, New York