Matthew Barney - Contemporary Art London Friday, October 13, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company, Cleveland, Ohio; Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    N. Spector, Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle, New York, 2002, pp. 238-239 (two images illustrated) and p. 511; K. Kertess, Photography Transformed: The Metropolitan Bank and Trust Collection, New York, 2002, p. 224, no. 6 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The photographs, drawings, and sculptures radiate outward from the narrative core of each film installment. Barney's photographs—framed in plastic and often arranged in diptychs and triptychs that distill moments from the plot—often emulate classical portraiture... They exist independently from the films, but embody the same content—now expressed in space rather than time.” (N. Spector as quoted in Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle, New York, 2002)


Cremaster 2: The Queen's Exposition

Four gelatin silver prints in acrylic frames.
From left to right: (i) 28 x 28 x 1 1/2 in (71.1 x 71.1 x 31.8 cm); (ii) 42 x 34 x 1 1/2 in. (106.7 x 86.4 x 3.8 cm); (iii and iv) 28 x 28 x 1 1/2 in. (71.1 x 71.1 x 3.8 cm) each.
Signed and dated “99” on the reverse on panel (ii). This work is from an edition of three plus two artist’s proofs.

£100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for £108,000

Contemporary Art

14 Oct 2006, 7pm