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Gordon Matta-Clark (if you don't know, click this...)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by KASTsystem, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. KASTsystem

    KASTsystem Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2001 Messages: 832 Likes Received: 0
    Gordon Matta-Clark was born in 1943. He died in 1978.
    He is one of my favorite artists (definitely in my top 5).

    He's most famous for his splittings (cutting through houses) and his conical intersection cut through buildings.

    Splitting, 1974

    [i]Splitting[/i], 1974 (interior view)

    [i]Conical Intersect[/i], 1975

    [i]Conical Intersect[/i], 1975 (interior view)

    [i]Pier In/Out[/i]

    [i]Bronx Floor[/i], 1973-4

    [i]Bingo[/i], 1974

    [i]Window Blow-Out[/i], 1976
  2. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,067 Likes Received: 29
    sweet....how the F*CK did he split the houses?
  3. KASTsystem

    KASTsystem Member

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    He did it slowly but surely...ALL BY HIMSELF. He used whatever he could to get it split. Basically axes and chain saws.
  4. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    thts bad ass... thanks for posting
  5. chizm

    chizm Senior Member

    Joined: May 29, 2001 Messages: 1,165 Likes Received: 0
    where was Gordon Matta-Clark based?
  6. KASTsystem

    KASTsystem Member

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    Gordon Matta-Clark was an American artist based in NYC. (I don't know where the split houses were located though).

    Here is a picture of his restaurant FOOD in Soho:

    I am getting a book on the artist in the mail real soon. When I get it, I'll scan some more photos and post them. along with more info on him.
  7. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    That is really fucking cool
  8. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    Once I saw his stuff, it continually amazed me.
    When you get that book...give the review of it, if you please.

    The fucked up part is, he died from the asbestos while working in those buildings. Ironic much?
  9. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2000 Messages: 2,521 Likes Received: 0
    That's cool. How the fuck. . .
  10. KASTsystem

    KASTsystem Member

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  11. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

  12. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    "those are totally rad!"

    (very nice)
  13. EL MASKO

    EL MASKO Elite Member

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  14. teister

    teister Senior Member

    Joined: May 17, 2001 Messages: 2,100 Likes Received: 0
    Yo, thats wierd. Where do you get ideas like that? And even if you do (I'm sure I've thought of something outlandish like that before) how do you even begin to follow through with it? Damn.

    OMARNYCAKASW1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2000 Messages: 1,385 Likes Received: 1
    hes also an early photographer of graffiti...