Gordon Matta-Clark's Artefacts

Gordon Matta-Clark's Artefacts

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  • Gordon Matta-Clark (creator)
  • Jane Crawford (compiler)


Gordon Matta-Clark's Artefacts

Dates of creation

[before 1970s]

Level of archival description

Series 8

Extent and Medium

  • 1 artefact

Scope and Content

Series consists of a pulley used by Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) to lower himself from the roof of buildings.

Series contains one pulley.

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2002:0016:070
    • Title: Gordon Matta-Clark's Wooden Pulley
    • Dates of creation: before 1970s


    • Gordon Matta-Clark (role unspecified)


    Pulley represents half of Gordon Matta-Clark's block & tackle. It was used by Matta-Clark on almost all of his sculptures from Splitting (1974) through to Day's End (1975) and Office Baroque (1977).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 artefact(s)

    Technique and media:

    Wood, iron and plastic

    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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