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  • Provenance

    Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Susman, Nan Goldin: I'll Be Your Mirror, p. 47

  • 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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Marlene, Colette and Naomi on the street, Boston

1973
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
19 x 12 1/4 in. (48.3 x 31.1 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 9/18 in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $6,250

Contact Specialist
Vanessa Kramer Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs
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Photographs

2 October 2012
New York