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  • Provenance

    Teplitzky and Scott Fine Art, Hong Kong

  • Literature

    M. Heiferman, M. Holborn and S. Fletcher, eds., The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Nan Goldin, Aperture Foundation Inc., New York, 1986, p. 40 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    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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Rebecca at the Russian Baths, NYC

1985
c-print, flush-mounted on Sintra
27 3/8 x 40 in. (69.5 x 101.6 cm)
Signed, titled, numbered, and dated "Rebecca at the Russian Baths, NYC 1985 Nan Goldin 4/25" on the reverse of the flush-mount. This work is number four from an edition of 25.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $6,250

Under the Influence

20 September 2012
New York