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Gilles and Gotscho at Home, Paris
Silver-dye bleach (Cibachrome) print
39 1/2 x 26 1/4 in. (100.3 x 66.7 cm) image and sheet size; 39 5/8 x 26 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. (100.7 x 67.3 x 3.5 cm) frame size
Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection
Keywords: Portrait (Gilles Dusein and Gotscho -- male); Woman artist
Nan Goldin’s photographs of her friends, lovers, and acquaintances on the fringes of society present an intimate and personal view of world issues. Looking back on her photographs of
the 1980s and ’90s, her work can be seen as chronicling the AIDS crisis as it manifested itself in the microcosm of her social circle. Gilles and Gotscho at Home, Paris, is an image of her French
art dealer, Gilles Dusein, and his lover Gotscho. Through her snapshot aesthetic, Goldin has created a spontaneous memorial of her friend Gilles while he is still seemingly healthy and fit,
before his eventual decline and death due to AIDS. - Label copy for Up To Date: Monsen Collects Contemporary, September 19 to December 31, 2006.
Nan Goldin created a photographic chronicle of the French art dealer Gilles Dusein and his lover, the artist Gotscho, during the year when Dusein was diagnosed with, and died of, AIDS. Dusein owned the Paris gallery where Goldin first exhibited her photographs; he was an early advocate of her work and a close friend. Goldin often photographs her friends and lovers, catching them in moments of intense intimacy. -- Label for Inside-Out: Portrait Photographs from the Permanent Collection, July 2 to November 29, 2009.
Copyright credit: Copyright Nan Goldin, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
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