The Burlington Magazine and the ‘Tate Bricks’ Controversy

by James Brown In 1972, the Tate Gallery bought for an ‘undeclared sum’  - although later revealed to be £2,297 - [1] the 1966 sculpture by Carl Andre, Equivalent VIII (also referred to here by its Tate catalogue reference T.1534). In April 1976, The Burlington Magazine published an editorial which questioned the Tate’s decision to … Continue reading The Burlington Magazine and the ‘Tate Bricks’ Controversy

At the periphery of art history: A. C. Sewter (1912-1983), editor of the Burlington Magazine in 1939 and 1940 [part two]

A. C. Sewter’s geographical location as a scholar in regional museums and universities outside the London art world is not the only reason why his reputation has failed to endure: the subject matter of his studies also contributed to place him at the periphery of art history. Sewter published in the Burlington some fifty pieces, … Continue reading At the periphery of art history: A. C. Sewter (1912-1983), editor of the Burlington Magazine in 1939 and 1940 [part two]