Lot 475
  • 475

Matthew Barney

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  • Matthew Barney
  • Envelopa: Drawing Restraint 7 (KID)
  • gelatin silver print in prosthetic plastic frame, in 2 parts


Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin
Sammlung Volkmann, Berlin
Sadie Coles HQ, London


Venice Biennale, Aperto, June - September 1993 (another example exhibited)
Kunstsammlung Gera; Neues Museum Weserberg Bremen, Sammlung Volkmann zeigt: Faustrecht der Freiheit, April - September 1996, p. 21, illustrated


Matthew Barney, Drawing Restraint 7, Ostfildern, 1995, n.p., illustrated on the back cover

Catalogue Note

It is a fetishistic ritual masquerade โ€“ that is, on bodily fixation, disguise and display โ€“ while ratcheting up the tension between psychological mutability and biological resistance to it, Barney has pushed discussion about the balances of power between nature and culture, authenticity and artifice, to its most theatrical point yet.

Robert Storr (On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the Werner and Elaine Dannheiser Collection, New York, 1997, p. 241)