Gordon Matta-Clark

98 Greene Street Loft Press, New York, 1974 - Oblong 4to. [32] pp. Side stapled printed wraps. Photographic documentation of Matta-Clark's Splitting (1974), in which the artist made an incision down the center of a New Jersey home (322 Humphrey Street) that had been slated for demolition, and then removed all four corners of the house's eaves. Interior back cover includes an oversized fold-out page collaged from interior photos of the rooms. Sky and other backgrounds are occasionally subtracted from the photos, leaving only the white of the page where Matta-Clark made cuts in the depicted walls. The text is sparse and specifies the address of the house, the dimensions of the cuts, the process of stabilizing the house, and the date of demolition and removal (September 1974). In Very Good condition with some typical age toning along the edges, significant rubbing to the covers, and minor creasing to the spine. Interior pages are unmarked. Fold-out has some creasing to the top edge. Still, a solid, presentable copy of this classic artists' book.