Blood of Two, 2009

Matthew Barney and Elizabeth Peyton
Blood of Two, 2009
Mixed-media installation, bronze, glass, framed drawings and paintings, colour video
Dimensions variable
Private collection


In recent years, Elizabeth Peyton has worked increasingly in the field of still-life painting and drawing, producing works inspired by literature and the process of reading.

Peyton’s solo exhibitions include an exhibition of drawings and monotypes at the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany (2013); Ghost, a retrospective of prints, at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, USA, and Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, Germany (2011); the survey Live Forever at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA; New Museum, New York; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, the Netherlands (2009–10) and Reading and Writing, which brought together many literature-related works, at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2009).

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11


Peyton, Elizabeth

Blood of Two

This installation includes a video that documents a collaborative performance by Matthew Barney and Elizabeth Peyton at DESTE Foundation Project Space on the island of Hydra, Greece, in 2009, as well as elements that were first exhibited there.