Nan Goldin - Photographs New York Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    First Bank System, Inc., Minneapolis
    Julie Saul Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Goldin, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, p. 37

  • 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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Ryan in the tub, Provincetown, Mass.

Dye destruction print.
20 x 19 1/2 in. (50.8 x 49.5 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated in ink on the verso. One from an edition of 25.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $5,715

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 4 April 2023