Gordon Matta-Clark's Working Photographs
Part of:
  • Gordon Matta-Clark (creator)
  • Jane Crawford (compiler)
  • Gordon Matta-Clark (photographer)

Gordon Matta-Clark's Working Photographs


[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.

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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.

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