Nan Goldin - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Aperture, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency: Nan Goldin, p. 57
    Korinsha Press, Nan Goldin: Couples and Loneliness, p. 32
    Susman, Nan Goldin: I'll Be Your Mirror, pp. 164-165

  • 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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Brian with the Flintstones, NYC

Dye destruction print, printed later.
26 x 38 1/2 in. (66 x 97.8 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 14/25 in ink on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $16,250

Contact Specialist
Vanessa Kramer Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs
+ 1 212 940 1245


2 October 2012
New York