The Easel

Nan Goldin’s “Ballad of Sexual Dependency” Lights Up MoMA

The photographer Nan Goldin led a “high risk” lifestyle during the late 1970’s and 1980’s. Her images from that time have been assembled into a slideshow that is now an acclaimed work. “Goldin’s [Ballad] is a record of loss that, like Puccini’s “La Bohème,” contains its own partial redemption. A mix of beauty, horror, and despair, her images also reveal a lust for life rare not just in art, but in living.” An interview with Goldin is here.