It seems artist Matthew Barney and Bjork, his long time romantic partner, have split. Barney and Bjork have a daughter, Isadora. Barney, it appears is now romantically linked to painter Elizabeth Peyton. Barney and Peyton had a joint exhibition, The Blood of Two, at mega-collector Dakis Joannou’s Deste Foundation in Greece in 2009 and the show included several portraits of Barney by Peyton. Peyton is divorced from her husband, artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, who both show with Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and she also shows with Barney’s gallery, Barbara Gladstone in New York City. No fun these break-ups, but all are hugely successful and will presumably be fine. (photo of Bjork: Pacific Coast News, painting of Barney and self portrait: Elizabeth Peyton)

Bjork in New York City

Matthew Barney by Elizabeth Peyton, 2008

Elizabeth Peyton