Nan Goldin - Ballad of Sexual Dependency

  • Aperture, 1986
  • First Edition
  • Hardcover in dustjacket
  • Fine Condition

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends, family, and lovers—collectively described by Goldin as her “tribe.” Her work describes a world that is visceral, charged, and seething with life. First published in 1986, this reissue recognizes the persistent relevance and freshness of Nan Goldin’s cutting-edge photography.

Her lush color photography and candid style demand that the viewer go beyond the surface to encounter a profound intensity. As Goldin writes: “Real memory, which these pictures trigger, is an invocation of the color, smell, sound, and physical presence, the density and flavor of life.” Through an accurate and detailed record of her life, Ballad reveals Goldin’s personal odyssey as well as a more universal understanding of the different languages men and women speak, and the struggle between autonomy and dependency.

 Condition: Fine in near fine jacket. Minor Shelf wear/rubbing to boards and some wear to jacket. Jacket now in protective mylar. interior clean and crisp

Collections: All Books, Rare books

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