Nan Goldin's holding an auction

From an interesting but disturbing feature piece in the The Telegraph, in which Nan Goldin explains why she is selling some of the collectibles she has gathered for decades:

"I didn't want to get rid of any of it but I'm completely and totally without money," she says frankly, carrot-curled head held high.
another snippet:

From the start, she found other people's sexuality fascinating. Her two portraits of Bea – a drag-queen friend of hers – which are part of the sale, are typical of this: raw and unflinching, but affectionate at the same time. "Right now, I don't have much of a sexual life but I'm interested in other people's relationships and I feel closer to them when I photograph them – for me it's a sign of love. I've never taken a picture out of meanness," she says, exhaling smoke, "but maybe I should start."

It's a good read, and it's here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, no one is immune to spells of poverty. However, I REALLY hope she doesn't pursue the "taking a picture out of meanness" in order to get quick buck. But experimenting with meanness for art, now that I can't condemn, as long as no one gets hurt! Hah! Thanks for posting this John, we are all human in the end.
    ~Stacy Martin