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The mysteryof loss, the depth of feelings it arouses, as well as the spiritual longing it triggers, are also expressed through powerful images of relics, ex-voto and religious images ( Skulls and Tears, Chapel of Salpétrière, Paris, 1999; Masectomy ex-voto, Madonna dell’Arco, Somma Vesuviana, 1996). Voyuerism usually comes as a secreat obsession or sexual desire, that one experiences/enjoys by themselves.

These 500 pages of beautifully reproduced colour pictures constitute a moving soulful and surprisingly optimistic record of the work of a genius. In the intensely haunting images of this “ Devil’s Playground“, the sky and the sea are not totally separate, and the air becomes thick. This multimedia work is made up of more than seven hundred slides projected and accompanied by musical passages that serve as the narrative voice. And so while still a teenager, she began to shoot ‘snapshots’, thousands of images, like most young people did during the 1970s and 1980s – before computers. She documents life as lived … It is fitting that the sequencing, which was laid out by Goldin herself, feels distinctly diary-esque: the profound insights often to be found in a seemingly abstract moment.Encountering the installation is a continuous emotion: the musical background is a collage of the eclectic music the artist loves; the projected images run along the wall in incessant fashion, from the photo of a birthday party in 1981, with Goldin seated in ‘her’ boyfriend’s arms, to other embracing couples, to friends who cry while they confide in Nan, to women in bathtubs, to people drinking: “It’s ultimately about how difficult it is to couple, says the artist, and how intense the need is. You'll be drawn in, turned on, disgusted, or in love with this absorbing book, which has a strange beauty of it own.

This book is a special edition of The Devil's Playground that is beautifully bound, signed and numbered. Since the mid-1990s, Goldin’s images have become more tender and more infused with light, more about connection than alienation. Jens' Hand on Clemen's Back" by Nan Goldin is a large format silkscreen limited print edition of 100. C. in 1953, the artist spent her early childhood in a typical residential neighborhood of the great American suburbs. In “First Love”, we see different moments of desire and tenderness in the life of her young nephew and his first lover ( Simon and Jessica on the Metro, Paris, 2001; Simon and Jessica Kissing in my Shower, Paris, 2001; etc.She is most famous for her Ballad of Sexual Dependency photographs, a constantly changing slide show of approximately 750 photographs set to music. Over half of the pictures were created since 2000 and after her move from New York to Paris, where she currently lives. Valerie in the taxi, Paris, 2001 by Nan Goldin is a large format silkscreen limited print edition of 100.

This chapter was hard for me to go through in the library, having people around me, watching me watch other people being naked in a personal and intimate moment. Laid out in diary-like sequences by Goldin herself, the material is both courageously candid and affirmative. While looking at the pictures, I wanted to almost identify myself with the voyuer, wanting to see what I see in private.Goldin's life and friends became the focus of her work - a diary of friends and lovers in Europe and America, in the underground and gay scene.

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