What: Over a decade after completing his original epic The Cremaster Cycle, the artists Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler debuted their latest odyssey, River of Fundament—an abstracted, six-hour-long loose adaptation of Norman Mailer’s Ancient Evenings. To celebrate the premiere, Barney popped champagne with his starry cast and inner circle at a private pre-show reception.
Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater.
When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Who: Close friends from every corner of the creative world came to toast the artist including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rufus Wainwright, Marina Abramovic, Kanye West, RoseLee Goldberg, and Neville Wakefield.
Why: Eight years in the making, a Barney premiere is a not-to-be-missed confluence of Hollywood and the art world.
Photos: Take Me to the River
Matthew Barney and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Photograph by BFAnyc.com.
Kanye West. Photograph by BFAnyc.com.
RoseLee Goldberg and Rufus Wainwright. Photograph by BFAnyc.com.
Peter Sarsgaard. Photograph by BFAnyc.com.
Marina Abramovic and Jorn Weisbrodt. Photograph by BFAnyc.com.
Yvonne Force Villareal. Photograph by BFAnyc.com.