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  • Provenance

    Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles

  • Exhibited

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Matthew Barney: New Work, December 12, 1991-January 30, 1992

  • Literature

    L. Reylea, “Openings: Matthew Barney”, Artforum, September 1991, p. 124

  • Catalogue Essay

    As a Los Angeles native in his youth, Matthew Barney followed the career of Jim Otto, the former Oakland Raiders center from 1960 to 1975. In the present lot, Barney boldly celebrates the career of the athlete he so long admired. The prosthetic wall mount used to hang the sculpture symbolizes the prosthetic knee which was Otto’s handicap throughout his career. The used white football jersey used only when the Raiders play away from the hometown stadium, features his number 00 boldly emblazoned on the back. For the San Francisco Museum of Art exhibition in 1991, in which this lot was included, Barney also produced a video artwork, Delay of Game, which used the double zero motif throughout. He reconfigured the exhibition space into a gymnasium, mixing athletic prowess with an institution or high art, suggesting, of course, the artfulness in the game itself.

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Away Gown

1991
Prosthetic plastic wall mount, NFL jersey (Jim Otto), titanium ice screws, tool dip and carabiner.
Approximate installation dimensions 38 x 19 ¼ x 2 in. (96.5 x 48.9 x 5.1 cm.).
This work is from an edition of two.


Estimate
$180,000 - 220,000 

Sold for $156,000

Contemporary Art Part I

16 Nov 2006, 7pm
New York