15.75 х 19.69 in. cm.
Signed, on second print.
Nan Goldin, Alf Bold Dead, August 18, 1993. Ilfachrome print, 15.75 x 19.69 inches (40 x 50 cm).
Nan Goldin, Fritz Five Days Old, August 18, 1993. Ilfachrome print, 15.75 x 19.69 inches (40 x 50 cm). Signed.
Nan Goldin, Volcano at Dawn, Stromboli, 1996. Ilfachrome print, 15.75 x 19.69 inches (40 x 50 cm).
This triptych is from an edition of 60.
Nan Goldin (American, b. 1953) was raised in Boston, Massachusetts, where she attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University from which she graduated in 1977/1978. She then moved to New York where she documented her life and community in the downtown scene, photographing herself and her friends, intimates and acquaintances, in a series of indelible images of unflinching, often unflattering candor. Images of drug use, sexuality and gender, physical abuse, domesticity, boredom, love, portraits tender and fierce, were gathered as a sort of visual diary to form her first major body of work, the Ballad of Sexual Dependency. With a relentless focus on the flesh, in close quarters, she has gone on to chronicle the devastation of AIDS, the intimacies and alienations of friends and lovers, parenthood, addiction and recovery, age and loss, and the restless searching of an artist. Goldin has written: “Real memory, which these pictures trigger, is an invocation of the color, smell, sound, and physical presence, the density and flavor of life.” Goldin currently lives in New York and Paris and has spent considerable time as well Bangkok, Berlin, and Tokyo creating a major body of work that offers a compelling portrait of our times.