Item description for Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark's Fake Estates by Jeffrey Kastner, Sina Najafi & Frances Richard...
In the summer of 1973, artist Gordon Matta-Clark discovered that the city of New York occasionally auctioned improbably tiny and frequently inaccessible parcels of land created by zoning eccentricities. Fascinated by these spaces, he bought 15 of them (14 in Queens, and 1 in Staten Island) for between $25 and $75 each, photographed them, and collated the photographs with the appropriate deeds and maps. He called the project Fake Estates. Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark's "Fake Estates" further documents and advances this seminal work, and accompanies Cabinet magazine's exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art and White Columns in New York. Included here are responses to Matta-Clark's original artwork by 20 contemporary artists including Francis Als, Jimbo Blachly, Mark Dion, Sarah Oppenheimer, Dan Price, and Mierle Ukeles. Odd Lots also provides the definitive Fake Estates history, thus adding new dimension to the scholarship on this important artist*all within the spirit of collaboration and experimentation that marked Matta-Clark's short, but influential career.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9" Height: 10.5" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2005
Publisher Cabinet Books/The Queens Museum of Art/ White Columns
ISBN 1932698264 ISBN13 9781932698268
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More About Jeffrey Kastner, Sina Najafi & Frances Richard
New York journalist and critic Jeffrey Kastner writes regularly for "Artforum, The New York Times" and "Cabinet", where he is Senior Editor.
Jeffrey Kastner currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.