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  • Provenance

    Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Goldin, Couples and Loneliness, p. 31

  • Catalogue Essay

    Another print of this image is in the collection of the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan.

  • 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

49

Motel window, Palenque, Mexico

1982
Dye destruction print, printed 1998.
38 x 26 in. (96.5 x 66 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 6/25 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $4,788

Contact Specialist

Caroline Deck
Senior Specialist
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Vanessa Hallett
Deputy Chairwoman, Americas and Worldwide Head of Photographs
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Reframing Beauty: A Private Seattle Collection

New York Auction 7 October 2021