Suzanne Crying, NYC

A work made of silver dye-bleach print.

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  • A work made of silver dye-bleach print.

Date:

1985

Artist:

Nan Goldin
American, born 1953

About this artwork

Nan Goldin has said: "To photograph from your own life has these components of risk and uncontrollable possibilities and subtext that you can’t impose upon photos; they come from experience." For thirty-five years, it has been her obsession to record her world, capitalizing on photography’s potential for immediacy, emotion, and anecdote. Goldin’s pictures, however, present subjects living outside or against the conventional family life shown in typical snapshots. These photographs also bear witness to moments of utmost intimacy—lovemaking, violence, addiction, hospitalization—and to the rollercoaster of accompanying emotions. Suzanne, Crying, NYC is emblematic of her approach, and its power is all the more remarkable if we contemplate when, if ever, someone took our photograph while we cried.

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Photography

Artist

Nan Goldin

Title

Suzanne Crying, NYC

Origin

United States

Date

1985

Medium

Silver dye-bleach print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, upper right, in black ink: "NG.007"; signed and inscribed verso, lower right, in black ink: "Nan Goldin / "Suzanne Crying" NYC 1984"

Dimensions

39.5 x 60 cm (image); 50.9 x 61 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Gift of Boardroom, Inc.

Reference Number

1992.672

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