Nan Goldin - Under the Influence London Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Phillips de Pury, New York, Contemporary Art Part II, 11 November 2005, lot 226
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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The sky on the day of Philippine’s death, Winterthur, 1997

cibachrome print
69.5 x 101.7 cm. (27 3/8 x 40 in.)
Signed, titled, numbered and dated ‘The Sky on the day of Phillipine’s death, Winterthur, 1997 nan goldin 2/15’ on the reverse. This work is number 2 from an edition of 15.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £6,250

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Under the Influence

London 11 December 2013 2pm