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Nan Goldin
Guido Floating, Levanzo, Sicily, 1999 english
Phaidon Press, 2008. Special edition of The Devil's Playground that is beautifully bound, individually signed and numbered, and presented in a specially made box together with an original print, also signed and numbered by Nan Goldin.Guido floating, Levanzo, demonstrates Goldin's fascination with the beauty and vulnerability of the human form immersed in water as she witnesses the tranquility and isolation of her long-term collaborator and friend.Renowned for tender, honest, revealing, intimate and sometimes brutal pictures of herself and what she calls her extended family, Nan Goldin (b.1953) is so close to her subjects that they hardly remember she is there. Like a visual diary her photographs tell the stories of emotional turmoil, passion and peace. This image captures Nan's friends in moments of total self-absorption, moments into which Nan has been allowed after long periods of building up intense relationships and trust with her subjects, so that the camera is as much a part of the relationship as she is.Goldin's pictures are both courageously candid and affirmative, documenting the births and deaths, the mundane and the ecstasies, the drugs and rehab of her life as a photographer, friend and lover.PRINT SPECIFICATION:Format: CibachromeSheet size: 406 x 610 mm (16 x 24 inches)Image size: 356 x 533 mm (14 x 21 inches)Box: 689 x 464 mm (27 1/8 x 18 1/8 inches)Printed in 2004 in an edition of 100 plus 5 artist's proofsAll copies are signed and numbered by Nan GoldinThe Devil's Playground is the first major book to be published on Goldin's work since 1996 and it is by far … [Click Below for Full Description]
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