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    Sale 2050

    Post-War & Contemporary Afternoon Sale

    13 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 423

    Matthew Barney (b. 1967)

    Cremaster 2: The Ballad of Max Jensen

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    Matthew Barney (b. 1967)
    Cremaster 2: The Ballad of Max Jensen
    signed and dated 'Matthew Barney '99' (on the reverse of the center element)
    triptych--color coupler print in acrylic frame
    left: 24 x 28 in. (60.9 x 71.1 cm.)
    center: 43 x 34½ in. (109.2 x 87.5 cm.)
    right: 24 x 28 in. (60.9 x 71.1 cm.)
    Executed in 1999, This work is number one from an edition of three plus two artist's proofs. (3)

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    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Distinguished American Collection


    M. Kimmelmann, "The Importance of Matthew Barney," The New York Times Magazine, October 10, 1999, p. 69 (illustrated).


    Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Matthew Barney Cremaster 2: The Drones' Exposition, July-October 1999, pp. 39, 46-47 and 51 (illustrated).
    London, The Metro, Matthew Barney Cremaster 2, January-February 2000 (illustrated on the exhibition brochure).
    New York, Guggenheim Museum; Cologne, Museum Ludwig and Paris, Museé d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Matthew Barney: The CREMASTER Cycle, June 2002-June 2003, pp. 213, 217 and 465 (illustrated).