Nan Goldin - Photographs London Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Repetto Gallery, London

  • Literature

    Nan Goldin: The Beautiful Smile, The Hasselblad Award 2007, Göttingen: Steidl, 2007, p. 157

  • 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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Self-portrait in the mirror, Hotel Baur au Lac, Zürich

Dye destruction print.
65.2 x 97.3 cm (25 5/8 x 38 1/4 in.)
One from an edition of 15.

£3,000 - 5,000 

Contact Specialist
Lou Proud
Head of Photographs
+ 44 207 318 4018


London 21 May 2015 4pm