Nan Goldin, ‘Aperture Drugs on the Rug. New York City, USA’, 2016, Lougher Contemporary
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Nan Goldin

Aperture Drugs on the Rug. New York City, USA, 2016

Digital print on Fuji Crystal Archive Matte paper
6 × 6 in
15.24 × 15.24 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Under £1,000
Location
Bristol
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Lougher Contemporary
Bristol

Nan Goldin, Aperture Drugs on the Rug. New York City, USA, 2016

“I was addicted to OxyContin for …

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Nan Goldin
American, b. 1953
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Nan Goldin’s richly colored snapshots capture a world that is universally human yet highly personal. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, a filmic slideshow, presents hundreds of intense, intimate moments from Goldin’s life in New York during the 1970s and ‘80s—the artist in bed with her lover, drag queens kissing in bars, a man suffering from HIV. While Goldin, now recognized as a pioneer of diaristic photography, documents with unflinching candor a society ravaged by AIDS, drug addiction, and abuse, it is the empathy reflected in these images that imbue them with a remarkable lyricism. Unlike the cool detachment of documentary photography, taking pictures for Goldin is “a way of touching someone—a form of tenderness.”

Nan Goldin, ‘Aperture Drugs on the Rug. New York City, USA’, 2016, Lougher Contemporary
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Nan Goldin, Aperture Drugs on the Rug. New York City, USA, 2016

“I was addicted to OxyContin for four years. I overdosed but I came back. I decided to make the personal political,” says Nan Goldin, who is known for her candid, intimate documents of some of the worst epidemics to devastate the US in recent history: HIV …

Medium
Print
Condition
Sold as issued, mint in the original packaging
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed on verso
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Nan Goldin
American, b. 1953
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Nan Goldin’s richly colored snapshots capture a world that is universally human yet highly personal. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, a filmic slideshow, presents hundreds of intense, intimate moments from Goldin’s life in New York during the 1970s and ‘80s—the artist in bed with her lover, drag queens kissing in bars, a man suffering from HIV. While Goldin, now recognized as a pioneer of diaristic photography, documents with unflinching candor a society ravaged by AIDS, drug addiction, and abuse, it is the empathy reflected in these images that imbue them with a remarkable lyricism. Unlike the cool detachment of documentary photography, taking pictures for Goldin is “a way of touching someone—a form of tenderness.”

Nan Goldin

Aperture Drugs on the Rug. New York City, USA, 2016

Digital print on Fuji Crystal Archive Matte paper
6 × 6 in
15.24 × 15.24 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Under £1,000
Location
Bristol
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