From my first night at The Other Side—the drag queen bar in Boston in the ’70s—I came to life. I fell in love with one of the queens and within a few months moved in with Ivy and another friend. I was eighteen and felt like I was a queen too. Completely devoted to my friends, they became my whole world. Part of my worship of them involved photographing them. I wanted to pay homage, to show them how beautiful they were. — Nan Goldin*
Following the 2019 Steidl* publication of an expanded and updated version of Goldin’s 1992 book The Other Side, Librairie Marian Goodman presents a selection of the artist’s earliest photographic works.
Through July 25.
Librairie Marian Goodman
66 rue du Temple, 3rd, Paris.
See “Ballad,” Aperture’s Summer 2020 issue on Goldin and her world.
Nan Goldin, from top: Roommate as Blonde Venus, Boston, 1973; Naomi in the leather dress, Boston, 1973; Roommate in her chair, Boston, 1072; Roommate with teacup, Boston, 1973; Colette modeling in the Beauty Parade, Boston, 1973; Best friends going out, Boston, 1973; Roommate in the kitchen, Boston, 1972; Roommate after the bar at home, Boston, 1973. Images courtesy and © the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery.