Nan Goldin - Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One London Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 128 and pp. 382-283

  • Catalogue Essay

    "For me taking a picture is a way of touching somebody - it's a caress. I am looking with a warm eye, not a cold eye. I am not analyzing what is going on -- I just get inspired to take a picture by the beauty and vulnerability of my friends."

    - Nan Goldin (Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 128)

  • 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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Joey in my mirror, Berlin 1992; and Joey in my vanity mirror, NYC 1999, from Double Exposure

The complete set of two Cibachrome prints, the full sheets.
both S. 51 x 61 cm (20 1/8 x 24 in.)
Joey in my mirror, Berlin 1992 signed and numbered 'EP 2/2' in black ink on a label affixed to the reverse, both further numbered 'EP 2/2' in pencil on the reverse (an 'editor's proof' set, the edition was 45 and 10 artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York (with their inkstamp on the reverse), both framed.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £3,750

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Anne Schneider-Wilson

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+44 207 4042

Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019