Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Matthew Barney and Bjork on Their First Date

Cremaster Fanatic Jason sent us a link to this new video by Kelly and Misha - a re-enactment of Matthew Barney's first date with Bjork. Although this is obviously a fictionalized account, the biographical information is pretty accurate!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Matthew Barney To Collaborate With Elizabeth Peyton in Greece

Artnet reports that Matthew Barney is collaborating with painter Elizabeth Peyton on a site-specific installation on the Greek island of Hydra. The exhibition will be held at the Slaughterhouse, a new project space (housed in - guess what? - a former slaughterhouse) run by mega-collector Dakis Joannou and the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art. The components of the installation will be realized together on-site and will be exhibited afterwards as one work. The exhibition opens on June 16 and runs through September 30.

Image: "Matthew Barney" by Elizabeth Peyton, 2008.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Matthew Barney Edition On Sale

New York art bookstore Printed Matter is having a sale on editions and multiples throughout the month of May. Included on their list of discounted items is Matthew Barney's The Man in Black / Drone Harness, a 12" vinyl picture disc featuring music from Jonathan Bepler's Cremaster 2 soundtrack. The record, which was released in 2000 in an edition of 500 signed & numbered copies, is marked down to $220 from the original price of $275. You can order the record HERE (note: the discounted price does not appear online, but Printed Matter will include the discount before charging your credit card).