Nan Goldin - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, October 17, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Guido Costa Projects, Turin

  • 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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Cibachrome print flush mounted to acrylic board.
70 x 100 cm. (27 1/2 x 39 3/8 in).
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

£3,500 - 4,500 

Sold for £4,000

Contemporary Art Day Sale

18 Oct 2008 2pm