Nan Goldin - Reframing Beauty: A Private Seattle Collection New York Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Phillips
  • "My desire is to preserve the sense of people’s lives, to endow them with the strength and beauty I see in them. I want the people in my pictures to stare back." —Nan Goldin

    • Provenance

      Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

    • Literature

      Museu de Arte Moderna Rio De Janeiro, Nan Goldin: Heartbeat, p. 93

    • 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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Reframing Beauty: A Private Seattle Collection


Joey as Marilyn, St. Moritz Hotel, NYC

Dye destruction print, flush-mounted.
25 3/4 x 38 3/8 in. (65.4 x 97.5 cm)
Number 3 from an edition of 15.

Full Cataloguing

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $5,670

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Caroline Deck
Senior Specialist
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Reframing Beauty: A Private Seattle Collection

New York Auction 7 October 2021