Bruce in the Smoke, Solftara, Pozzuoli, Italy
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  • Provenance

    Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1999

  • Exhibited

    Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA, August 17, 2016 – January 16, 2017 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Gigi Giannuzzi, Nan Goldin and Guido Costa, eds., Nan Goldin: Ten Years After. Naples 1986-1996, Zurich, 1998, pp. 102-103, back cover (another example illustrated)
    Miss Rosen, "Nan Goldin: The Beautiful Smile", Feature Shoot, April 18, 2018, online (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Bio

    Nan Goldin

    American • 1953

    American artist Nan Goldin uses photography to expose the intimate and vulnerable nature of her personal life. Her photographs are raw, authentic, sexual and, at times, highly violent. Her most famous series, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, chronicles Goldin's life during the late 1970s and '80s, following the artist through the gritty, abusive and often dangerous situations she put herself through.

    The material being half-autobiographical and half-universal, Goldin attempts to depict the complexities of city living by way of diaristic practices. Having shot New York during its golden years, she has created an expansive archive of the AIDS crisis, drug abuse in the 1980s, underground culture and urban development.

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Bruce in the Smoke, Solftara, Pozzuoli, Italy

signed, titled, numbered and dated "Bruce in the Smoke. Solftara. Pozzuoli, Italy. 1995 Nan Goldin 3/15" on the reverse
Cibachrome print, mounted to board
27 3/8 x 40 in. (69.5 x 101.6 cm.)
Executed in 1995, this work is number 3 from an edition of 15.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

sold for $10,000

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Online Auction 4-13 February 2019