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Cremaster 4, 5, 1, 2, 3: (5 Volume Set)

Matthew Barney
Artists' Books
29 × 24 × 7 cm

Celebrated as a sculptor and performance artist, Matthew Barney has caused quite a stir in the contemporary art world with his Cremaster films. The cycle of films is a fevered, sometimes delirious, and often beautiful exploration of the competing forces of artistic creation and destruction. These five books were published in conjunction with the Cremaster film series. These books of film stills and photographs presents the artist’s ideas in a whirling tapestry of extreme beauty, violence, horror, and compelling narrative.

Matthew Barney was born in San Francisco in 1967. When he was 6, he moved with his family to Boise, Idaho, and stayed there with his father after his parents divorced and his mother, an abstract painter, moved to New York City. He contemplated playing college football, but ended up paying his way through an undergraduate degree from Yale University by modeling professionally. Upon entering the contemporary art scene in the early 90s, Barney achieved almost instant success and controversy. Since then, he has exhibited all over the world, with solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris; the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; and the Kunsthalle Wien. His work has been included in international group shows, including Documenta11, the Whitney Biennial, and the Carnegie International. Barney was awarded the Europa 2000 Prize at the 1993 Venice Biennale and the 1996 Hugo Boss Prize. He currently lives and works in New York.

Cremaster 2: 0-935640-64-9 (1999)
Cremaster 3: 0-89207-253-9 (2002)
Cremaster 4: 2-86925-051-7 (1995)
Cremaster 1: 3-85247-013-7 (1997)
Cremaster 5: 1-881616-87-8 (1997)

  1. Cremaster 4, 5, 1, 2, 3 (5 volume set)

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