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Nan Goldin
Self Portrait in My Blue Bathroom, Berlin

1991

$22,000

About

Some of the most striking images in Nan Goldin's oeuvre are her self-portraits. Throughout her career, Goldin has photographer herself from all chapters of her life. Several of her most haunting images are documents of her appearance after withstanding domestic abuse, but she also captures moments of joy and personal introspection. Goldin's record of her life is colored with loss, violence and ecstasy, especially during the 1980s. Many of her friends and lovers were part of the first generation of AIDS victims. The 1990s market a new chapter in Goldin's practice. As her career began to gain momentum she received a DAAD grant from the German government for an extended stay in Berlin. Finding a community in bohemian Berlin, she spent nearly three years in the city. "The best years of my life were here in Berlin," the artist stated. Some of her most iconic images were created in Germany during this period. One motif that was embraced during this era was a double representation of her subject, often gazing into a mirror. For example one of Goldin's most iconic images from this period is "Joey in My Mirror, Berlin, 1992." Goldin's images of interiors, typically of bedrooms or other intimate, personal spaces are an impressive but easily overlooked component of her oeuvre. Here in this Egglestonston-like bathroom, Goldin makes an appearance. Her glowing complexion, red lips and curly hair are in striking contrast to the sleek blue-tiled interior. This quietly optimistic self-portrait, representative of GOldin's happier years, can be found in the permanent collections of the Städel Museum, Frankfurt, the Foto Museum (Winterthur, Switzerland) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Questions about this work? Contact us. Cibachrome photograph Signed and numbered by the artist. Third artist's proof from an edition of 25 40"W 27"H (photograph) 41"W 31"H (framed) Framed with museum non-reflective acrylic

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  • Creator
    Nan Goldin (1953, American)
  • Creation Year
    1991
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Toronto, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 03-20 / 07-201stDibs: LU21525956512

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