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GORDON MATTA-CLARK: THE BEGINNING OF TREES AND THE END -- DRAWINGS AND NOTEBOOKS. David Zwirner, New York, 2016. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 184 pp. with 101 col. 24 x 32 cm. ISBN 9781941701256 In English.
Publisher's description: Well known for his radical "anarchitectural" interventions throughout the 1970s, Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-78) was always deeply, though less publicly, committed to drawing. His works on paper -- which span three-dimensional reliefs, calligraphy and notebook entries -- capture the interdisciplinary spirit that defined the art world in the 1970s, testifying to his interest in the crossovers between visual and performance arts. Gordon Matta-Clark: The Beginning of Trees and the End, published on the occasion of the eponymous 2015 show at David Zwirner, New York, documents his extraordinary accomplishment as a draftsman. Organized by theme, the catalogue presents selections from Matta-Clark's Cut Drawings, Energy Rooms, Energy Trees and his own "calligraphy," many of which have never been published. Perhaps the best known of the group, the Cut Drawings explore smaller-format versions of his architectural interventions; slicing meticulously through several layers of paper, gesso or cardboard, Matta-Clark created flat sculptural works that emphasized the voids created by extracting matter.
Artist(s):Matta-Clark, Gordon
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Drawing and Watercolor
Plans: 73,02,03,20,22
Worldwide Number: 037259
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