Matthew Barney

American, b. 1967

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Known for large-scale multimedia projects—often made in series over several years—Matthew Barney is among the most ambitious artists of the past two decades. His work is invested with layers of art-historical references, archetypal imagery, and …

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$1.2m, Sotheby's, 2014
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CREMASTER 1: Goodyear Chorus, 1995
Sold on May 11, 2021
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chromogenic print in self-lubricating frame
134.62 x 110.81 cm
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$162,500
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May 11, 2021
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MATTHEW BARNEY (B. 1967) signed and dated 'Matthew Barney 1995' (on the reverse) chromogenic print in self-lubricating frame 43 5/8 x 53 ¾ in. (110.8 x 136.5 cm.) Executed in 1995. This work is number three from an edition of six plus two artist's proofs.
CREMASTER 1: Goodyear Chorus, 1995
chromogenic print in self-lubricating frame
May 11, 2021
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134.62 x 110.81 cm
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May 11, 2021
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$162,500
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MATTHEW BARNEY (B. 1967) signed and dated 'Matthew Barney 1995' (on the reverse) chromogenic print in self-lubricating frame 43 5/8 x 53 ¾ in. (110.8 x 136.5 cm.) Executed in 1995. This work is number three from an edition of six plus two artist's proofs.
Cremaster 3: Plumb Line, 2001
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chromogenic print, mounted, in a two-toned acrylic artist's frame
61.0 x 71.1 cm
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$5,040
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Mar 29, 2021
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chromogenic print, mounted, in a two-toned acrylic artist's frame, signed and dated in ink, the photographer’s engraved crest, and a Barbara Gladstone Gallery label on the reverse, 2001, no. 34 in an edition of 50 plus 10 artist’s proofs overall: 28 by 24 in. (71.1 by 61 cm.)
Cremaster 3: Plumb Line, 2001
chromogenic print, mounted, in a two-toned acrylic artist's frame
Mar 29, 2021
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$5,040
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61.0 x 71.1 cm
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Mar 29, 2021
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chromogenic print, mounted, in a two-toned acrylic artist's frame, signed and dated in ink, the photographer’s engraved crest, and a Barbara Gladstone Gallery label on the reverse, 2001, no. 34 in an edition of 50 plus 10 artist’s proofs overall: 28 by 24 in. (71.1 by 61 cm.)
Cremaster 3: Fionn and Fingal, 2002
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c-print in acrylic frame, in two parts
86.4 x 113.0 cm
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$11,340
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Dec 11, 2020
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signed and dated 02 on the reverse of the left panel c-print in acrylic frame, in two parts Each: 44½ by 34 in. (113 by 86.4 cm.) Executed in 2002, this work is number 3 from an edition of 3, plus 1 artist's proof.
Cremaster 3: Fionn and Fingal, 2002
c-print in acrylic frame, in two parts
Dec 11, 2020
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86.4 x 113.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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$11,340
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signed and dated 02 on the reverse of the left panel c-print in acrylic frame, in two parts Each: 44½ by 34 in. (113 by 86.4 cm.) Executed in 2002, this work is number 3 from an edition of 3, plus 1 artist's proof.
Cremaster 5: The Menagerie of the Queen of Chain, 1996
Sold on Nov 17, 2020
£6,300
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c-print in cast epoxy frame
58.5 x 69.0 cm
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£6,300
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Nov 17, 2020
Sotheby's
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c-print in cast epoxy frame 69 by 58.5 cm. 27⅛ by 23 in. Executed in 1996, this work is number 1 from an edition of 30, plus 6 artist's proofs.
Cremaster 5: The Menagerie of the Queen of Chain, 1996
c-print in cast epoxy frame
Nov 17, 2020
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58.5 x 69.0 cm
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Nov 17, 2020
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£6,300
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c-print in cast epoxy frame 69 by 58.5 cm. 27⅛ by 23 in. Executed in 1996, this work is number 1 from an edition of 30, plus 6 artist's proofs.
CREMASTER 3: PLUMB LINE, 2001
Sold on Oct 15, 2020
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c-print, in artist's acrylic frame
61.0 x 71.0 cm
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£5,040
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Oct 15, 2020
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signed and dated 01 on the reverse c-print, in artist's acrylic frame overall: 71 by 61 cm. 28 by 24 in. Executed in 2001, this work is number 1 from an edition of 50, plus 10 artist's proofs. Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot. To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
CREMASTER 3: PLUMB LINE, 2001
c-print, in artist's acrylic frame
Oct 15, 2020
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£5,040
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61.0 x 71.0 cm
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Oct 15, 2020
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£5,040
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signed and dated 01 on the reverse c-print, in artist's acrylic frame overall: 71 by 61 cm. 28 by 24 in. Executed in 2001, this work is number 1 from an edition of 50, plus 10 artist's proofs. Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot. To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
Cremaster 4: ???, 1994
Sold on Oct 14, 2020
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C-print in self-lubricating plastic artist's frame, in three parts
49.5 x 41.2 x 3.5cm
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Oct 14, 2020
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MATTHEW BARNEY (B. 1967) _Cremaster 4: ???_ (ii) signed and dated 'Matthew Barney 1994' (on the reverse) C-print in self-lubricating plastic artist's frame, in three parts i) 14 ¾ x 19 ½in. (37.5 x 49.6 x 3.5cm.) ii) 19 ½ x 14 ¾in. (49.6 x 37.5 x 3.5cm.) iii) 19 ½ x 16 ½in. (49.5 x 41.2 x 3.5cm.) Executed in 1994, this work is number three from an edition of six
Cremaster 4: ???, 1994
C-print in self-lubricating plastic artist's frame, in three parts
Oct 14, 2020
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49.5 x 41.2 x 3.5cm
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Oct 14, 2020
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MATTHEW BARNEY (B. 1967) _Cremaster 4: ???_ (ii) signed and dated 'Matthew Barney 1994' (on the reverse) C-print in self-lubricating plastic artist's frame, in three parts i) 14 ¾ x 19 ½in. (37.5 x 49.6 x 3.5cm.) ii) 19 ½ x 14 ¾in. (49.6 x 37.5 x 3.5cm.) iii) 19 ½ x 16 ½in. (49.5 x 41.2 x 3.5cm.) Executed in 1994, this work is number three from an edition of six
DEFENSIBLE SPACE, 2019
Sold on Sep 21, 2020
$17,640
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etching in black ink on hand-dyed paper with electro formed copper
47.0 x 52.1 cm
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$17,640
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Sep 21, 2020
Sotheby's
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etching in black ink on hand-dyed paper with electro formed copper in high-density polyethylene frame framed: 20½ by 18½in. 52.1 by 47 in. Executed in 2019, this work is number 2 from an edition of 12, plus 3 artist's proofs, 2 printer's proofs and 1 BAT.
DEFENSIBLE SPACE, 2019
etching in black ink on hand-dyed paper with electro formed copper
Sep 21, 2020
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$17,640
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47.0 x 52.1 cm
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Sep 21, 2020
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$17,640
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etching in black ink on hand-dyed paper with electro formed copper in high-density polyethylene frame framed: 20½ by 18½in. 52.1 by 47 in. Executed in 2019, this work is number 2 from an edition of 12, plus 3 artist's proofs, 2 printer's proofs and 1 BAT.
LUPUS, 2019
Sold on Sep 21, 2020
$21,420
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etching in black ink on hand-dyed paper with electro formed copper
57.8 x 65.1 cm
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$21,420
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Sep 21, 2020
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etching in black ink on hand-dyed paper with electro formed copper in high-density polyethylene frame 25⅝ by 22¾ in. 65.1 by 57.8 cm. Executed in 2019, this work is number 3 from an edition of 12, plus 3 artist's proof, 3 printer's proofs and 1 BAT.
LUPUS, 2019
etching in black ink on hand-dyed paper with electro formed copper
Sep 21, 2020
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$21,420
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57.8 x 65.1 cm
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Sep 21, 2020
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$21,420
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etching in black ink on hand-dyed paper with electro formed copper in high-density polyethylene frame 25⅝ by 22¾ in. 65.1 by 57.8 cm. Executed in 2019, this work is number 3 from an edition of 12, plus 3 artist's proof, 3 printer's proofs and 1 BAT.
UNTITLED: (FROM CREMASTER 3), 2002
Sold on Aug 13, 2020
£1,008
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photogravure
58.7 x 39.2 cm
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£1,008
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Aug 13, 2020
Sotheby's
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Property from a Private German Collection signed, dated 02 and numbered II/XVII  photogravure 39.2 by 58.7 cm. 15¼ by 23⅛ in. Executed in 2002, this is artist’s proof number 2 of 17, aside from the edition of 40.
UNTITLED: (FROM CREMASTER 3), 2002
photogravure
Aug 13, 2020
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£1,008
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58.7 x 39.2 cm
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Aug 13, 2020
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£1,008
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Property from a Private German Collection signed, dated 02 and numbered II/XVII  photogravure 39.2 by 58.7 cm. 15¼ by 23⅛ in. Executed in 2002, this is artist’s proof number 2 of 17, aside from the edition of 40.
CREMASTER 2: THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG, 1998
Sold on Jul 20, 2020
£6,250
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c-print, in artist's frame
58.6 x 69.3 cm
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£6,250
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Jul 20, 2020
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CREMASTER 2: THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG, 1998
c-print, in artist's frame
Jul 20, 2020
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£6,250
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58.6 x 69.3 cm
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Jul 20, 2020
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£6,250