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Nan Goldin, ‘Simon on the Subway, NYC’, 1998, Caviar20
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Nan Goldin

Simon on the Subway, NYC, 1998

C print photograph
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 150
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Toronto
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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, ‘Simon on the Subway, NYC’, 1998, Caviar20
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About the work
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Signed, titled and numbered by the artist on verso.
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

Simon on the Subway, NYC, 1998

C print photograph
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 150
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
Toronto
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