Nan Goldin: The Devil's Playground with 'Valérie in the Taxi'
Limited collector's edition with a cibachrome print.
This monograph presents a major collection of photographs by Nan Goldin (b.1953). The Devil's Playground is the first major book to be published on Goldin's work since 1996 and it is by far her most important to date. Since the 1980s, Goldin has consistently created photographs that are intimate and compelling: they tell personal stories of relationships, friendships and identity, while chronicling different eras and exposing the passage of time.
This book features a significant body of latest work by Goldin, including photographs from new series such as Still on Earth (1997-2001), 57 Days (2000) and Elements (1995-2003), many of which are previously unpublished. Laid out in diary-like sequences by Goldin herself, the material is both courageously candid and affirmative. The photographs are grouped into themed chapters, between which are interspersed texts, poems and lyrics by prominent writers, including Nick Cave, Catherine Lampert, Cookie Mueller and Richard Price.
Valérie in the taxi, Paris, 2001, captures a candid moment between friends, laid-back but with an apparent intensity to Valerie's conversation that the camera rarely captures.
Print: Valérie in the Taxi, Paris, 2001. Sheet size: 16 x 24 inches / 41.6 x 61 cm Image size: 14 x 21 inches / 35.6 x 53.3 cm Box: 27 x 18 1/4 inches / 68.9 x 46.4 cm
Signed and numbered by Nan Goldin
Edition of 100 + 5 artist's proofs Silk-bound hardback enclosed in slipcase, English, 540pp, 343 illustrations Book size: 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches / 30 x 22.5 cm