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Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls

Text by Nan Goldin, Lotte Dinse, Glenn O’Brien.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls</I>.

"Getting a good picture is like diving for pearls. You take a thousand pictures to get a good one."--Nan Goldin

In her newest work, Nan Goldin merges her deep admiration for the artworks of the past with a lifelong dedication to her most immediate circle of friends. Invited by the Louvre, she photographed artworks of her choice at the museum and, guided by aesthetic and associative considerations, connected them to earlier photographs of her friends and lovers. In this way she not only draws inspiration from the rich sources of art history but revisits her own oeuvre of the last 40 years. The striking similarities between the two different pictorial worlds exert an intense dynamic on the viewer. The series, which yielded over 400 photographs, was shown for the first time in its full scope at the Kestnergesellschaft in Hannover, Germany. For this occasion, Diving for Pearls was conceived as an independent artist book which, alongside Goldin’s newest work "Saints," contains a selection of photographs that have never been published before.
Nan Goldin was born in Washington, DC, in 1953 and is one of the most eminent female photographers of our times. She studied at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Since 1982 she has visited and worked in Berlin on a regular basis. She received a Hasselblad Photography Award in 2007. Goldin lives in Berlin, New York and Paris.

Featured image is reproduced from Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Elle Magazine

Molly Langmuir

Goldin’s more recent pictures focus on light and the beauty of it, she says, and often depict other works of art...in Diving for Pearls, a book released in the U.S. last October, she paired these with her portrait shots (both past and present), highlighting similarities in color and composition—a comparison that's surprising, perhaps, to the viewer but not so to Goldin, who views her subjects with a reverent, nonjudgmental eye, even when exposing their imperfections.

Bookforum

Michael Miller

Goldin’s photographs leave their labor largely invisible, enacting a kind of magic that belies the mechanics of their making.

OUT Magazine

Julien Sauvalle

The photographer’s latest monograph is dedicated to previously unseen work for her 40-year career, mostly focusing on Goldin’s mistakes and photographic accidents, such as double (or triple) exposures and intuitive portraits of her friends and lovers

American Photo

Jack Crager

The magic is in the editing: Spreads reveal life imitating art, vibrancy against death, blurry and streaked negatives, and other happy accidents. Together they reflect Goldin’s uncanny eye for imperfect beauty.

Gayletter

James Linacre

This hauntingly intimate book struck me as an exploration of the ignored beauty that lies in the most well-lit corners of reality … Diving for Pearls translates as a tender hug in the midst of a thunderstorm.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/31/2016

Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls

Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls, Self-portrait on New Year's Eve

"Self-portrait on New Year's Eve, Malibu, California" (2006) is reproduced from Diving for Pearls, Nan Goldin's enigmatic new artist's book from STEIDL. "Since David Armstrong and I were young he always referred to photography as 'diving for pearls,'" she writes. "If you took a million pictures you were lucky to come out with one or two gems… In our time photography was unpredictable and allowed for chance. The more one risked (whether physically or emotionally), the deeper one dared to go, the closer one looked, the more likely the tissue would reveal a jewel." continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/6/2016

Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls

Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls, Luna at the lily pond

It's linen-bound with a beautiful, enigmatic tipped-on cover image. It's superbly printed—no text or image on the back cover to give anything away. It has essays by rising curator Lotte Dinse and fellow traveler, Glenn O'Brien (as well as the artist herself). But most importantly, it contains the newest and never-before-published work of one of the world's most important and influential living photographers. "Nan Goldin shows us another world that exists within this acknowledged one, a hidden place where some live, a place that some can visit and some can't, a place where there is no history, no rat race. Just the eternity we can sometimes glimpse in a face." "Luna at the lily pond, Helsinki" (2010) is reproduced from Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls, new from STEIDL. continue to blog


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