Nan Goldin, ‘Yogo in the Mirror, Bangkok, Second Tip bar’, 1992, Phillips

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 'Nan Goldin, "Yogo in the mirror, Bangkok. 1992" #21/25' on a label affixed to the backing board.

Nan Goldin: 1972-1992, exh. cat., daadgalerie, Berlin, 1992, p. 103 (illustrated)
Nan Goldin: I'll be Your Mirror, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1996-97, p. 343 (illustrated)

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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.