Nan Goldin - Photographs New York Monday, July 13, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    Goldin, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, p. 47
    Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Nan Goldin, p. 35
    Museu de Arte Moderna Rio De Janeiro, Nan Goldin: Heartbeat, pp. 64-65

  • 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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French Chris on the convertible, NYC

Dye destruction print, printed later.
26 x 38 3/4 in. (66 x 98.4 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 17/25 in ink on a label affixed to the verso.

$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $22,500

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New York Auction 13 July 2020