© Nan Goldin, April In the Window, NYC, 1988
© Nan Goldin, Greer and Robert on the bed, NYC, 1982
© Nan Goldin, Honeymoon Suite, Berlin, 1994
© Nan and Brian in Bed, NYC, 1983
Nan Goldin has become renowned for her fearless documentation of love, sexuality, glamour, death, pain and substance use abound.
Her work, strongly autobiographical is a mirror of her own life and a visual document of a seductive and captivating world full of pathos, demons and sensuality teaming with human visceral bonds and complex relationships.
The images in the Leica Gallery London exhibition are largely drawn from her seminal social document or as she refers to it ‘the diary I allow people to read’ – The Ballad of Sexual Dependency which spans the 70s/80s and 90s. By opening the world of her friends in a truly intimate way through powerful transgressive photographs she paved the way for such contemporary artists as Corinne Day and Juergen Teller.