Matthew Barney

American (San Francisco, California, 1967)

Repressia

1991
installation | wrestling mat, sternal retractor, skeet, saltwater pearl, cast self-lubricating curl bar, cotton socks, binding straps, titanium ice screw, carabiners, and two-channel video
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  • Repressia

    Matthew Barney, Repressia, 1991; wrestling mat, sternal retractor, skeet, saltwater pearl, cast self-lubricating curl bar, cotton socks, binding straps, titanium ice screw, carabiners, and two-channel video, 168 x 216 x 150 in. (426.72 x 548.64 x 381 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Fractional and promised gift of Norah and Norman Stone in honor of John Caldwell; © Matthew Barney


168 x 216 x 150 in. (426.72 x 548.64 x 381 cm)
Acquired 1995
Collection SFMOMA
Fractional and promised gift of Norah and Norman Stone in honor of John Caldwell
© Matthew Barney
95.101

Tags

suspended, hanging, hooks, straps, wrestling mat, performance, installation


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