Nan Goldin - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 17, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    Xavier Hufkins, Brussels
    Acquired from the above by the previous owner
    Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Art (Afternoon), November 10, 2004, lot 523
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Greer Lankton, 21 April, 1958 - 18 November

Cibachrome prints mounted on aluminum
61 x 71 7/8 in. (154.9 x 182.6 cm.)
Signed, titled, numbered and dated "Nan Goldin, Greer Lankton, 21 April, 1958 - 18 November, 1996, 2/3" on the reverse of the backing board. This work is number 2 from an edition of 3.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1261

Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 17 May 2013 10am