Nan Goldin, ‘Jimmy Paulette and Tabboo! in the bathroom, NYC’, 1991, Phillips

Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered 13/25 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

Whitney Museum of American Art/ Scalo, Nan Goldin: I’ll be your mirror, pp. 306-307, variant
Korinsha Press, Nan Goldin: Couples and Loneliness, p. 64, variant
Portfolio Bibliothek der Fotografie No 11 Nan Goldin, p. 28

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

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.