Nan Goldin - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Guido Costa Gallery, Turin
    Mathew Marks Gallery, New York
    Phillips, London, 3 November 2011, lot 54

  • Literature

    Goldin, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, p. 15
    Goldin and Armstrong, Nan Goldin: I'll Be Your Mirror, p. 75
    Phaidon, Nan Goldin, n.p.

  • 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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C.Z. and Max on the beach, Truro, MA.

Dye destruction print, printed later.
38 x 24 3/4 in. (96.5 x 62.9 cm)
Overall 46 x 33 in. (116.8 x 83.8 cm)

Signed, titled, dated, and numbered 25/25 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $33,020

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs


Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 11 October 2023