NAN GOLDIN (B. 1953)
Greer and Robert on the Bed NYC
signed, titled, numbered and dated 'Greer and Robert on the bed. NYC. 1982 Nan Goldin A.P.III' (on a label affixed to the reverse)
Cibachrome print mounted on Sintra
image: 25¾ x 38½in. (65.3 x 97.7cm.)
sheet: 27½ x 39⅞in. (69.7 x 101.4cm.)
Executed in 1982, this work is artist's proof number three from an edition of twenty five plus three artist's proofs
Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist).
Anon. sale, Altus Auktionshaus Berlin, 2003.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
N. Goldin, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, New York 1986 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, inside front cover).
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Nan Goldin: I'll Be Your Mirror, 1996, no. 176 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, pp. 176-177).
Philadelphia, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Fantastic Tales: The Photography of Nan Goldin, 2005-2006 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, on the front cover, pp. 10 and 46-47). This exhibition later travelled to Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
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‘I often fear that men and women are irrevocably strangers to each other, irreconcilably unsuited, almost as if they were from different planets. But there is an intense need for coupling in spite of it all. Even if relationships are destructive, people cling together. It’s a biochemical reaction … love can be an addiction. I have a strong desire to be independent, but at the same time a craving for the intensity that comes from interdependency. The tension this creates seems to be a universal problem: the struggle between autonomy and dependency.’

-Nan Goldin
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Others from the edition are in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Collection, New York and Tate Collection, London.

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