Biography

Gordon Matta-Clark

Artist

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Although he died at the young age of thirty-five due to pancreatic cancer, Gordon Matta-Clark, contributed significantly to the fields of site-specific, minimalist, and conceptual art. Originally trained as an architect, Matta-Clark is perhaps best known for his exploration of "anarchitecture," photographing and documenting buildings with sawed and carved out sections or other dilapidated city structures. Other noteworthy photographs highlight New York pop culture and graffiti as well as sewers and tunnels in New York City and Paris, photographs of which he would often re-imagine through collage.