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  • Provenance

    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    N. Spector, ed., Matthew Barney: Cremaster Cycle, New York, 2002, p. 512

  • Catalogue Essay

    More important, [Barney] has realized his ideas in quite amazing imagery.  His ironic sophistication not withstanding, Barney is a believer in the ‘meaning of meaning’ –in the possibility of sense and of objects and actions to carry it.  His charged substances and ritualized sequences may be ambiguous and his universe one of unrestrained dissemination, but he is a master of sense –complex, multilayered, exciting sense.  He makes the kind of art that cries out for interpretation.
    D. Birnbaum, “Master of Ceremony –Cremaster 3 by Matthew Barney,” ArtForum, September 2002

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Cremaster 3: Imperial Demolition

2002
Gelatin silver print in artist’s acrylic frame.
40 ½ x 32 ½ in. (102.9 x 77.5 cm).
Stamped, signed and dated “Matthew Barney 02” on the reverse.  This work is from an edition of six plus one artist’s proof.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $86,500

Contemporary Art Part I

13 Nov 2008, 7pm
New York