Gordon Matta-Clark (American 1943-1978) Doors, Through and Through, 1976 21 x 25½in (54½ x 65cm) 20
Lot 670
Gordon Matta-Clark (American 1943-1978) Doors, Through and Through (also called Doors, Floors, Doors), 1976 each: 20 x 16in (51 x 41cm)
Sold for US$ 35,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
Gordon Matta-Clark (American 1943-1978)
Doors, Through and Through (also called Doors, Floors, Doors), 1976
Three color photographs
each: 20 x 16in (51 x 41cm)

Footnotes

  • Exhibition:
    Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Long Beach, University Art Museum, California State University; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Abteiberg, Maonchengladbach,Stadtisches Museum; Switzerland, Kunsthalle Basel; Lyon/Villeurbanne,Le Nouveau Musee; Munster, Landesmuseum; Pittsburgh, Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University; Ithaca, Johnson Museum, Cornell University; Sasaktchewan, Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina, "Gordon Matta-Clark: A Retrospective," 1985, illustrated in color, p. 92

    For the inaugural exhibition in June 1976, of P.S. 1 (Project Studios 1), entitled "Rooms P.S. 1," Gordon Matta-Clark was selected as one of seventy eight artists to choose a space in this former public school and install or execute a work. He chose to use the floor area in front of three doors that were located above each other on three consecutive floors of the old wing. He cut a door-shaped hole that projected out from the threshold of each of the actual doors, creating a view that extended through the three floors of the building. These cuts had the illusion of being a series of trap doors or shadows cast onto the floor by the doors to which they were contiguous. He created a kind of confused perspective as the three holes (in spite of the floor studs still remaining within each) also took on the look of three open doors - as floors became doors - a reference reinforced by the strong association with their conventional door dimensions. This illusion was maintained in Matta-Clark's related photoseries in which the images of the holes are presented upright.
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