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Anarchitecture

Anarchitecture

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People

  • Gordon Matta-Clark (creator)
  • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

Title

Anarchitecture

Dates of creation

[1974]

Level of archival description

File 8

Extent and Medium

  • 33 photographs

Scope and Content

File consists of photographs made in 1974 as part of a collaborative research project on the nature of architecture.

File contains photographs.

Reference Number

CP138.S5.D8

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

  • The documents in this file are on deposit at the CCA from the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark, except for objects PHCON2003:0006:030 - PHCON2003:0006:036 and PHCON2003:0006:038, which were donated by the Estate to the CCA.

Related units of description

  • Sketches and notes for Anarchitecture (PHCON2002:0016:024) can be found in Sub-series 1 of Series 4 (CP001.S4.SS1) of the Gordon Matta-Clark Collection.
  • Photograph PH2002:0049, by Gordon Matta-Clark, in the CCA Photographs Collection, shows the World Trade Center and relates to Anarchitecture.

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:005
    • Title: Anarchitecture (photograph of Anarchitecture letters)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (artist)

    Description:

    The image shows the recto of the letter PHCON2002:0016:001:043R on the left, and the verso of the letter PHCON2002:0016:001:044V on the right.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal /
    Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Copyright:

    © Succession Gordon Matta-Clark / SODRAC (année utilisation)
    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / SODRAC (year of use)

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:006
    • Title: Anarchitecture (wall with holes high up)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal /
    Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:007
    • Title: Anarchitecture (view of audience's feet under chairs)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:008
    • Title: Anarchitecture (train derailment)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40,6 x 50,7 cm

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:009
    • Title: Anarchitecture (trailer park after a tornado)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal /
    Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:010
    • Title: Anarchitecture (3 tombstones, small, medium, large)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal /
    Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:011
    • Title: Anarchitecture (3 tombstones: sm, med & lg)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:012
    • Title: Anarchitecture (pilings from a pier)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal /
    Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:013
    • Title: Anarchitecture (ice sculpture of a nude climbing a tree)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:014
    • Title: Anarchitecture (protection from the dead: fenced lights in graveyard)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Copyright:

    © 2015 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:015
    • Title: Anarchitecture (towers: small, medium, large WTC)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal /
    Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:016
    • Title: Anarchitecture (underview of crane next to blg)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:017
    • Title: Anarchitecture (people examining old car)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Copyright:

    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:018
    • Title: Anarchitecture (NYU buildings with handcut Japanese scene in cut)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (artist)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Hand-coloured gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal /
    Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Copyright:

    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark/SODRAC

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:019
    • Title: Untitled (Anarchitecture: 2 piles of rebars)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Suzanne Harris (photographer)
    • Gordon Matta-Clark (collector)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal /
    Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:020
    • Title: Anarchitecture (abstract with brown splotch)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:021
    • Title: Anarchitecture (hole in wall)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Suzanne Harris (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal /
    Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:022
    • Title: Anarchitecture (variation, hole in wall showing brick & plaster)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Suzanne Harris (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:023
    • Title: Anarchitecture (second variation, hole in wall showing brick & plaster)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Suzanne Harris (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:024
    • Title: Anarchitecture (pregnant nude: Rachel Lew)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Suzanne Harris (photographer)
    • Rachel Lew (sitter)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:025
    • Title: Anarchitecture (NYC - above)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:026
    • Title: Anarchitecture (house on barge - with dark room glitch)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:027
    • Title: Anarchitecture ("Make not Bake")
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (artist)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print and black felt-tip pen

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Physical Description:

    Photograph is torn in centre and pasted on board.

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal /
    Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:028
    • Title: Anarchitecture (house on barge)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal/Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Copyright:

    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:029
    • Title: Anarchitecture ("Unsafe Even When Parked?" collapsed garage)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession de Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal /
    Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:030
    • Title: Anarchitecture (tanker sinking)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:031
    • Title: Anarchitecture (moldings, arch details in a field)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

    Copyright:

    © 2015 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:032
    • Title: Anarchitecture (hole in wall showing brick & plaster)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:033
    • Title: Anarchitecture (homeless man's house)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    comp.: 40,4 x 50,6 cm

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:034
    • Title: Anarchitecture (apartment sprinkler system from above)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:035
    • Title: Anarchitecture (lock by a brick wall)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:036
    • Title: Anarchitecture (towers: sm, med & lg )
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0006:038
    • Title: Anarchitecture (towers: sm, med & lg WTC)
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Credit line:

    Succession Gordon Matta-Clark en dépôt au Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark on deposit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

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