Matthew Barney - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Matthew Barney Cremaster 2: The Drone's Exposition, July 18 - October 10, 1999 (alternate format exhibited); Cologne, Museum Ludwig, June 6 - September 1, 2002; Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, October 10 - January 10, 2002 (alternate format exhibited); New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, February 14 - May 11, 2003, Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle (alternate format exhibited)

  • Literature

    R. Flood, Matthew Barney: Cremaster 2, Minneapolis, 1999, n.p. (illustrated); N. Spector, Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle, New York, 2002, p. 511; J. Lingwood, "Artist Project: Matthew Barney," Tate Magazine, issue 2, November - December 2002

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Executioner’s Song is the title of a 1979 novel by Norman Mailer, which featured as its main character Gary Gilmore, one of the principles in Barney's Cremaster Cycle.  Mailer played the Harry Houdini character in Cremaster 2.   


Cremaster 2: The Executioner’s Song

Laminated c-print in the artist's acrylic frame. 
28 x 24 in. (71.1 x 61 cm) overall.
Signed and dated "Matthew Barney 98" on the reverse of the frame.  This work is from an edition of 40 plus six artist's proofs. 

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $18,750

Contemporary Art Part II

15 May 2009, 10am
New York