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Avery Singer Joins Hauser & Wirth

December 13th, 2019

Avery Singer is now represented by Hauser & Wirth, the gallery announced today.
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Case Over Rudolf Stingel Illustrates Issues in Inigo Philbrick Cases

December 13th, 2019

A new filing in a dispute over a Rudolf Stingel has illustrated more of the background in the case of Inigo Philbrick, particularly how the dealer would move between classifying the transfers of works as sales or loans.  “That is the real story here of what is going on with all of these Inigo deals—there was a lot of easy money allowing him to perpetrate these frauds, not only from the Reubens but others as well,” says attorney Judd Grossman.
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Russian Museums Embrace Putin’s Call for Satellite Venues

December 13th, 2019

Russian museums are seizing on Vladimir Putin’s idea to open satellite venues in various regions of the country as a move to improve living standards.  “We must organise branches of such museums in regional centers of the Russian Federation, so works of art don’t lie around in storage or in basements, but so people see them,” Putin said.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney
image via IndieWire
b. 1967
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Gladstone Gallery

Education includes:

Yale BA, New Haven, CT

Barney is a contemporary artist who works in several mediums including film, sculpture, photography, drawing and performance art. His compositions are often overly decadent, and even fantastical. The involve a mysterious symbolic system that alludes to associative dream states as described by Freud, offering a living and photographed quality, as opposed to a painted or surreal.

Cremaster 3

Cremaster 3, image via ArtRage


His works have been exhibited around the globe and has gained much attention thanks to his “Cremaster” film series. He is featured in the permanent collections of the Guggemheim, MOMA New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and several others.
Many of his pieces incorporate a performance aspect, including his 2006 “Drawing Restraint 13: The Instrument of Surrender” in which the artist
dressed like General Douglas MacArthur and walked into a vat of petroleum jelly.
He lives with his partner, Icelandic singer Bjork, and their child.

Cremaster 4

Cremaster 4, image via ArtRage

Drawing Restraint 9 at Serpentine Gallery [ArtObserved]
Guardian of the Veil at Regen projects L.A. [ArtObserved]

The Cremaster Cycle via www.babylonberlin.de

The Cremaster Cycle- via www.babylonberlin.de

Wikipedia Entry

Artist’s Website

The Official Cremaster Cycle
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