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Nan Goldin | Scopophilia

February 9, 2012

Nan Goldin sees life reflected in the palatial galleries of the Louvre.  Her traveling exhibition Scopophilia draws parallels between the allegorical figures from the artworks housed in the Louvre and the supersaturated erotic chromogenic prints from her personal mythology.  Goldin’s photographs of friends, hustlers, druggies, and runaways in alternating states of tender humanity and stifled dysfunction are ennobled by their pairings with iconic masterpieces.  The mirrored surrogates affirm cultural continuity and our connective humanity.

Nan Goldin | Scopophilia

Those passersby might be Archimedes in jeans

Catherine the Great draped in resale

Some pharaoh with briefcase and glasses.

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