Matthew Barney - Under the Influence New York Friday, March 7, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
    The Lambert Art Collection
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, Veronica's Revenge: Contemporary Photography from the Lambert Collection, November 8, 2004, lot 5
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century, October 7, 1999 - January 17, 2000, then traveled to Munich, Haus der Kunst (February 10 - May 1, 2000) (another example exhibited)
    Arken, Museum for Moderne Kunst, Veronica's Revenge, June 3 - September 3, 2000, then traveled to Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Veronica's Revenge (November 1, 2000 - March 4, 2001)
    Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle, June 1 - September 1, 2002, then traveled to Paris, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (October 10, 2002 - January 5, 2003), New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (February 13 - May 11, 2003) (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    M. Barney and T. Morgan, Matthew Barney: Cremaster 5, Barbara Gladstone Gallery and Portikus, New York and Frankfurt Am Main, 1997, n.p. (illustrated)
    E. Janus, ed., Veronica's Revenge: Contemporary Perspectives in Photography, Scalo, Zurich-Berlin-New York, 1998, p. 160 (illustrated)
    N. Benezra, A.C. Danto, O.M. Viso, Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century, exh. cat., Edition Cantz, Washington D.C. and Ostfildernruit, 1998, p. 83, no. 8 (illustrated)
    R.D. Hodge, "Onan the Magnificent: The Triumph of the Testicle in Contemporary Art," Harper's Magazine, 2000, p. 77 (illustrated)
    P. Friese, E. Schmidt, W. Schoppmann, eds., Ohne Zogern: Die Sammlung Olbricht Tiel 2 (Without Hesitation: The Olbricht Collection Part 2), Edition Braus, Heidelberg, 2001, p. 49 (illustrated)
    N. Spector, Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle, Guggenheim Museum Publications, New York, 2003, p. 407 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Everything changed when I got involved in sports, because that’s a situation where there’s a frame around the world and that world has everything – violence, victory, loss. That was the beginnings of what has become an aesthetic system that’s very similar: anything can happen within the frame. It’s what’s outside the frame that’s scary.”
    - Matthew Barney


Cremaster 5: Her Giant

chromogenic print, in self-lubricating plastic frame
52 3/4 x 42 5/8 in. (134 x 108.3 cm.)
Signed and dated "Matthew Barney '97" on the reverse of the frame; further stamped with Cremaster logo on the reverse of the frame. This work is number 3 from an edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $118,750

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Under the Influence

New York Auction 7 March 2014 2pm