Nan Goldin - 20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction New York Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Schellmann Art, München
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2017

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Three works: (i) Alf Bold Dead, August 18, 1993; (ii) Fritz Five Days Old, August 18, 1993; (iii) Stromboli at Dawn from the series Alf and Fritz / Volcano

each titled, numbered, inscribed and dated "Sequences Portfolio published by Edition Schellman 54/60 Alf and Fritz / Volcano 1998" on the reverse
(i) numbered "Part 1/3" on the reverse
(ii) numbered "Part 2/3" on the reverse
(iii) signed and numbered "Nan Goldin Part 3/3" on the reverse

dye destruction print, in three parts
each sheet 15 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (40 x 50.2 cm)
each image 12 1/4 x 18 in. (31.1 x 45.7 cm)

Executed in 1998, these works are number 54 from an edition of 60.

$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $2,032

Contact Specialist

Katerina Blackwood
Associate Specialist, Head of Online Sales, New York
20th Century & Contemporary Art
T +1 212 940 1248

20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction

26 September - 5 October 2023