Fake Estates

Fake Estates

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


Fake Estates

Dates of creation


Level of archival description

File 31

Extent and Medium

  • 1 drawing

Scope and Content

File consists of a single file folder on which is drawn the outlines of the perimeters of the small parcels of land purchased by Gordon Matta-Clark in 1973 for what became known as the Fake Estates project.

File contains a drawing.


sheet: 30 × 46.83 cm (11 13/16 × 18 7/16 in.)

Reference Number



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    • Reference Number: PH2006:0290
    • Title: Sketches of lots on a file folder
    • Dates of creation: between 1973 and 1975
    • Form: drawings


    • Gordon Matta-Clark (draughtsman)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on manila paper folder


    folder (irreg.): 30 x 24.2 cm

    Drawing Type:

    • line drawing
    • freehand drawing
    • sketches

    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


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


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