Cremaster 5 by Matthew Barney
Cremaster 5


Signed in silver ink, l.r.

Screen print and offset lithograph in black, transparent black, and varnish with hot stamping (silver foil title) and embossing (emblem) on satin Somerset paper [Edition 160/200]

33 x 23 inches


“Cremaster 5” (1997) is a feature-length color film by American artist Matthew Barney. Based around a five-act lyric opera, “Cremaster 5” is a tragic love story featuring elaborate costumes, ornate set design, and frequent imagery of biological reproduction. Its main characters include a queen played by the actress Ursula Andress and three roles—a diva, a giant, and a magician—all performed by Barney.

Work by Matthew Barney (b. 1967)