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Nan Goldin

Drugs on the Rug, New York City, USA (2016-2018), 2018

Fuji Crystal Archive Matte paper
6 × 6 in
15.2 × 15.2 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
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About the work
Lougher Contemporary Gallery Auction

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Unframed

Condition notes available on request

Open edition

Unframed

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Signature
Signed, verso. Not numbered
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Courtesy of the artist and Lougher Contemporary
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.”

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About the work
Lougher Contemporary Gallery Auction

Open edition

Unframed

Condition notes available on request

Open edition

Unframed

Condition notes available on request

Signature
Signed, verso. Not numbered
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist and Lougher Contemporary
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

Drugs on the Rug, New York City, USA (2016-2018), 2018

Fuji Crystal Archive Matte paper
6 × 6 in
15.2 × 15.2 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
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