That fall the curious flocked to Gladstone’s gallery to watch a film depicting him scaling the gallery walls with the help of ice screws. It ended with Barney inserting the last screw into his anus. Stardom came instantaneously.
Unfortunately, the rest of “Barney’s Voyage,” Julie Belcove’s profile of Matthew Barney and Drawing Restraint 9 for W Magazine, is not available online.
But Randy Kennedy’s profile for the Times is, and he clears up the whole “Bjork and Matthew Barney live in New Jersey!” mystery that had the Noel Coward people so up in arms.