Music and art world gossip-mongers are getting worked up over word that Björk and artist Matthew Barney might be splitting up.

Gawker.com points out that they just purchased a house in Brooklyn Heights without unloading either their downtown Manhattan apartment or their Long Island home.

While the sluggish real estate market could explain the lack of sales, others speculate that Barney’s working relationship with fellow artist Elizabeth Peyton may have crossed the line from professional to personal and may have come between the married couple.

None of the parties involved commented on the rumours.