Love and sex by Nan Goldin

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Love and sex by Nan Goldin

“The Ballad of Sexual Depency”, a new exhibition at New York’s MOMA, takes a look a the more intimate side of Nan Goldin’s photography. Hot stuff.

Pain, ecstasy, love and loss – all the whirlwind emotions that interplay when two people connect on an ultrapersonal level are explored by American photographer Nan Goldin throughout her body of work. Taking its title from a song in Brecht’s Threepenny Opera, the photographer’s new exhibition at the MOMA, “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” presents around 700 portraits in 35mm format taken between the late 1970’s and beyond, during the artist’s own experiences in Boston, New York or Berlin. We love the intimacy of these shots, often featuring the artist herself, and how the rawness of the portraits resonate with those of us who have ever experienced the desperation that comes with passion. “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is the diary I let people read,” Goldin wrote. “The diary is my form of control over my life. It allows me to obsessively record every detail. It enables me to remember.” 

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