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Gordon Matta-Clark's Working Photographs

Gordon Matta-Clark's Working Photographs

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People

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

Title

Gordon Matta-Clark's Working Photographs

Dates of creation

[1943-1978, predominant 1970-1978]

Level of archival description

Series 3

Extent and Medium

  • 200 digital photographs
  • 6 ring binders

Scope and Content

Series consists of binders of photographic material made by Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) or at his direction. Three of the binders include material made on trips to Mexico, South America and Europe along with photographs of activities in New York. Additionally, the other three binders contain CCA-made copies of originals in the possession of Jane Crawford and owned by the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark, which document Matta-Clark's early projects. While few of the photographs in these binders relate directly to his finished projects, it is assumed that many of the photographs were made with the intention of using them in future projects. Material in this series was produced between 1943 and 1978.

Series contains ring binders and digital photographs.

Reference Number

CP138.S3

Arrangement

Documents in ring binder are organized chronologically for the most part.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

  • Binders PHCON2002:0016:011 - PHCON2002:0016:013 are on deposit at the CCA from the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark. Binders PHCON2003:0003 (3 binders) contain CCA-made copies of objects held in a binder in the possession of Jane Crawford and owned by the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark. This binder was lent to the CCA for copying in 2003.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: PH2008:0038
    • Title: Interior and exterior views of Gordon Matta-Clark's The Carribbean Orange (1978), some with people
    • Dates of creation: negatives exposed 1978, digitized in 2008
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)
    • Gordon Matta-Clark (artist)
    • Gordon Matta-Clark (architect)

    Description:

    Interior and exterior views of Gordon Matta-Clark's The Carribbean Orange (1978), some with people. Views show the completed project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    200 digital photograph(s)

    Physical Description:

    - Digital photographs are of photographs in the possession of Jane Crawford and owned by the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark. - Consultation print-outs of the digital photographs were made from compact discs PH2008:0027:001:001-007 and are housed in 2 binders with the discs.

    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

    Related units of description:

    • Print-outs of the digital photographs from compact discs PH2008:0027:001:001-007 are housed in 2 binders with the discs.
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    • Reference Number: PHCON2002:0016:011
    • Title: Original photos & negatives of South America trips
    • Dates of creation: 1972-1978
    • Catalogued items within this file 10

    People:

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

    Description:

    Binder consists of photographs, negatives, and color slides documenting Gordon Matta-Clark's trips to Mexico and South America. In the 1972 trip to Peru, he was accompanied by Jeffrey Lew and Carol Goodden; in the 1975 trip to Mexico, he was accompanied by Jane Crawford. Binder contains negatives, photographs and slides.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder (closed): 31.7 x 34 x 9 cm (12 1/2 x 13 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Binding consists of green plastic-covered boards and spine, with a typed label attached to the spine in a clear plastic sleeve. Endleaves are of white paper. Objects within binder are housed in plastic sleeves.

    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:

    © Succession Gordon Matta-Clark
    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2002:0016:012
    • Title: Unfinished Projects Original Slides & negatives
    • Dates of creation: 1970-1978
    • Catalogued items within this file 4

    People:

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

    Description:

    Binder consists of undated photographic materials of Gordon Matta-Clark's trips to Haiti, France, Italy, Germany, and the western United States; an exhibition by another artist at 112 Greene Street, New York City, New York; New York City buildings; Horace and Holly Solomon's New York City apartment; a Puerto Rican Independence demonstration in New York City; portraits of friends; and investigations of manhole covers and of maps. Many of the images may have been made as preliminary studies for future projects. Binder contains negatives, photographs and slides.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder (closed): 31.7 x 34 x 9 cm (12 1/2 x 13 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Binding consists of green plastic-covered boards and spine, with a typed label attached to the spine in a clear plastic sleeve. Endleaves are of white paper. Objects within binder are housed in plastic sleeves and separated by white tabbed dividers.

    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

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2002:0016:013
    • Title: Original photos & negatives of Friends & Uncompleted projects
    • Dates of creation: 1970-1978
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)
    • Jane Crawford (compiler)
    • Unknown (photographer)

    Description:

    Binder consists of undated photographic materials of Gordon Matta-Clark's trips to Italy, France, Germany, Jamaica, and of various locations in New York City, New York. Many of the images may have been made as preliminary studies for future projects. Binder contains negatives, photographs and slides.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder (closed): 31.7 x 34 x 9 cm (12 1/2 x 13 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Binding consists of green plastic-covered boards and spine, with a typed label attached upside-down to the spine in a clear plastic sleeve. Endleaves are of white paper. Objects within binder are housed in plastic sleeves and separated by white tabbed dividers.

    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

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0003
    • Title: Working photographs from 1971
    • Dates of creation: negatives exposed 1943-1971
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Binders include colour copies, made from digital images of slides, negatives, and photographs held in a binder, which was lent to CCA for copying in 2003 by the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark. The photographic materials include some early photographs of Gordon Matta-Clark and his family, but mainly document the following early Matta-Clark projects: Photo-Fry (1969), Agar (1969-1970); Incendiary Wafers (1970-1971); Fire Boy (1971); Garbage Wall (1970); Jacks (1971); Pig Roast (1971); Tree Dance (1971); Belly Curtain (1971); Time Well (1971); Cherry Tree (1971); Winter Garden (1971); Sauna (1973); Food (1971-1973); and Untitled Wall Cutting (Santiago) (1971).

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 ring binder(s)

    Physical Description:

    - The printed images of photographs, slides and negatives contained in this binder exist at the CCA in copy form only. All original objects, including the binder, are in the possession of Jane Crawford and owned by the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark.

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • These images cannot be reproduced by CCA.

    Credit line:

    Copies of originals owned by the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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