Variety

Variety

Photographs by Nan Goldin

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
When photographer Nan Goldin appeared on the art scene in the late 1970s, her tough, autobiographical frankness quickly established her in the all-male field of diaristic photographers. The beaten down and beaten up personages that populate Goldin’s work are icons now deeply inscribed in our collective memory. Variety: Photographs by Nan Goldin compiles the still photographs Goldin created for director Bette Gordon’s now-infamous 1983 independent film, Variety, and offers a rare glimpse into this artist’s symbiotic working process. Hallmarks of Goldin’s early work and the influence of filmmaking on Goldin’s prolific career are on display in this project. Hovering unsettlingly between fiction and reality, "documentary style" and art photography, Variety: Photographs by Nan Goldin reveals a curious and previously unexamined aspect of Goldin’s iconic career, and provides a window into the collision of music, club life, and art production that colored the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This is an important addition to Nan Goldin’s oeuvre.

Baker & Taylor
A volume of previously unpublished photographs taken by the influential artist for the infamous 1983 independent film, Variety, offers insight into her symbiotic working process and the ways in which the series blends elements from music, club life, and art from Manhattan's lower east side. Movie tie-in.

Blackwell North Amer
Variety: Photographs by Nan Goldin compiles the still photographs Nan Goldin created for director Bette Gordon's now infamous 1983 independent film, Variety, and offer a rare glimpse into this artist's symbiotic working process. This work contains the hallmarks of Goldin's early photographs, while also links to the Lower East Side bohemian milieu from which she often unflinchingly mined her subjects, and the Variety still photographs display the influence of filmmaking on Goldin's prolific output and especially the independent directors that helped establish the nascent downtown film scene in the early 1980s. Hovering unsettlingly between fiction and reality, "documentary style" and art photography, Variety: Photographs by Nan Goldin reveals a curious and previously unexamined aspect of Goldin's iconic career.
Variety: Photographs by Nan Goldin provides a window into the collision of music, club life, and art production that colored the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and is an important addition to Nan Goldin's oeuvre.

Publisher: New York : Skira Rizzoli, 2009
ISBN: 9780847832552
Branch Call Number: 779.9791 GOLDI
Additional Contributors: Crump, James

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