David H. looking down, Zurich

Signature: Signed, verso

About Nan Goldin

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.”

American, b. 1953, Washington, D.C.

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Desire, Gagosian Gallery, Miami
2016
Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2015
»nan goldin«, kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
2014
Nan Goldin: Scopophilia, Gagosian Gallery, Rome
2013

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2015
»nan goldin«, kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
2014
Nan Goldin: Scopophilia, Gagosian Gallery, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Desire, Gagosian Gallery, Miami
2016
Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs
2015
Fifteen Years, SPROVIERI, London
2015
The Wall In Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford
2015
Queertopia. It takes a village., Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin
2013
2013
NYC, c. 1985, ClampArt
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