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Matthew Barney - Cremaster 2 (1999)

Matthew Barney - Cremaster 2 (1999)

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Published in conjunction with the exhibition Matthew Barney: Cremaster 2 at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, July 18 – October 17, 1999, organized by Richard Flood.

The second installment of Barney's ongoing series of Cremaster "operas," Cremaster 2 is loosely based on the life of serial killer Gary Gilmore's fascination with his alleged maternal grandfather, Harry Houdini, and his desire to join Houdini in the afterlife. This artist’s book of the film comes encased in a molded plastic sheath featuring the emblem of a beehive, a symbol of the Mormon Tabernacle.

Publisher: Walker Art Center
Book Format: Paperback in plastic case, 11.5 x 9.5 in. / 112 pgs / 112 color
Publication Date: 1999

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