Nan Goldin - Photographs New York Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

  • Literature

    Armstrong, Nan Goldin: A Double Life, pl. 78; Armstrong and Sussman, Nan Goldin: I'll be Your Mirror, pp. 116-117; Korinsha Press, Nan Goldin: Couples and Loneliness, p. 13

  • 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 at Drive-in, New Jersey

Dye destruction print.
26 1/2 x 39 in. (67.3 x 99.1 cm).
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 21/25 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $16,250


14 Nov 2009
New York