Fried Photograph

Fried Photograph

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


Fried Photograph

Dates of creation


Level of archival description

File 12

Extent and Medium

  • 1 photograph

Scope and Content

File consists of one of the remaining photographs which Gordan Matta-Clark transformed by heating (despite the title, the photographs were not "fried") as part of a 1969 exhibition at the John Gibson Gallery in New York City, New York. The photograph is housed in the box in which it was sent to Richard Landry in 1971 as a Christmas greeting.

File includes contains a photograph.

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0005:171
    • Title: A Gold Leafed Photo-Fried Christmas Tree
    • Dates of creation: 1969
    • Form: photographs


    • Gordon Matta-Clark (artist)
    • Gordon Matta-Clark (correspondence writer)
    • Richard Landry (recipient)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Photograph: diffusion transfer print (polaroid print) and gold leaf combined by heating in a frying pan box: cardboard, black ink on a label, postage stamp and ink


    sheet: 8.8 x 11.8 cm box: 2.5 x 10.4 x 13.8 cm

    Document Type:

    • correspondence

    Physical Description:

    Photograph is housed in the box, within it which it was originally mailed.

    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


    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark


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