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MATTA-CLARK, Gordon (1945 - 1978), Performance artist, intervention artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MATTA-CLARK, Gordon (1945 - 1978), Performance artist, intervention artist

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1945, in New York; died 1978, in New York.

Performance artist, intervention artist.

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Matta-Clark was the son of Roberto Matta. He studied architecture at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), but his studies were interrupted about 1965. In his early years Matta-Clark practised artistic performances in his New York loft, and was interested in graffiti. From his architectural studies he

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