A digital presentation of Nan Goldin’s original 35mm slide installation THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY is on view at MOCA as part of the exhibition REAL WORLDS—BRASSAÏ, ARBUS, GOLDIN.
“Nan’s Bowery loft had no windows or else they were covered and this made her parties long, hilarious, dangerous events. You had no idea what time it was or how light the sky was getting out there. Her guests departed when they could ingest no more and some didn’t leave even then…
“I remember the first telephone conversation I ever had with Nan. ‘I’m among the missing today,’ she said, and hung up.” — Darryl Pinckney, from his essay in Goldin’s exhibition catalogue I’ll Be Your Mirror*
NAN GOLDIN—THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY
REAL WORLDS—BRASSAÏ, ARBUS, GOLDIN, through September 3.
MOCA GRAND AVENUE, 250 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.
*See Hilton Als’ 2016 piece: newyorker.com/the-ballad-of-sexual-dependency
Nan Goldin, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, from top:
John Waters and Cookie Mueller in Provincetown; Edwige Belmore in Edwige Behind the Bar at Evelyn’s New York City, 1985; Bruce Balboni and Philippe Marcade on the beach, Truro, MA, 1975.
Image credit: Nan Goldin and Matthew Marks Gallery.