NAN GOLDIN "SELF-PORTRAIT LAUGHING, PARIS 1999"
Some of the most striking images in Nan Goldin's oeuvre are her self-portraits recovering from domestic abuse.
Goldin has depicted herself with a bloody eye and a bruised body. These works are unflinching and brave.
This photograph is a fascinating and uplifting anomaly - capturing the artist in a moment of pure happiness.
When one starts to explore Nan Goldin's visual documentation of her life one is struck by how much loss and violence she experienced.
Many of her friends and lovers were part of that first generation of AIDS victims.
This work, from 1999 and printed in 2001, foreshadows that Goldin's next decade would see more happiness, stability, life...and laughter.
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Cibarchrome photograph, from an edition of 200.
Signed and numbered 6/200 by the artist.
20”W 16"H (photograph)
Provenance: Matthew Marks Gallery (NYC)