"This book is a narrative distillation of the film Cremaster 4, realized by Matthew Barney in 1994. Conceived and composed entirely by the artist, the book Cremaster 4 accompanies three closely linked events. The exhibition 'Matthew Barney,' presented in Part at the Foundation Cartier is directly inspired by the film Cremaster 4. This is the first solo exhibition of the artist in Europe. The projection of the film and the exhibition of one of its sculptural fields will be presented by the Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York. In London, Artangel, who initiated the collaboration of Cremaster 4, will present the film." - from colophon page. Includes insert with text, in English and French by Lingwood.