Nan Goldin - Photographs London Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Guido Costa Projects, Turin

  • Catalogue Essay

    James at Jean Colonna fitting, Paris, 1995
    James onstage at Richard Tyler show, NYC, 1995
    James backstage at the Ghost show with Caroline Murphy, NYC, 1995
    James and Kyle at a pool hall, NYC, 1995
    James on Kyle's lap, backstage at the Magaschoni show, NYC, 1995
    James backstage at the Ghost show, NYC 1995
    James backstage at Karl Lagerfeld, Paris 1995
    James having hair done at the Jean Colonna show, Paris, 1995
    James on the Jean Colonna set, Paris 1995
    James backstage at the Jean Colonna show, Paris, 1995
    James at a Jean Colonna fitting, Paris 1995
    James eating an apple at the Jean Colonna show, Paris 1995

  • 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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James King: Supermodel

New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 1995. Portfolio of 12 dye destruction prints.
Each: 35.2 x 49.5 cm (13 7/8 x 19 1/2 in.) or the reverse
Numbered 1/10 in ink on the colophon. Each signed, titled and dated in ink on the verso; contained within a black clamshell case with embossed title. From an edition of 10 + 4 APs.

£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £22,500

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London Auction 16 May 2019