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Nan Goldin’s Self-Exploration

In conjunction with Peter Hujar’s “Love & Lust” exhibition, which features provocative images of men “capturing eros and eroticism,” the Fraenkel Gallery is also displaying the work of Nan Goldin. Hujar, who passed away in 1987, was one of the many photographers who influenced Goldin. She wrote in the 1994 catalogue Peter Hujar: A Retrospective, “He was a magician, he hypnotized his subjects. He never forced exposure, he seduced people to want to reveal all to him.” She added, “He taught so much to me and everyone who knew him…we went through periods of trying to work in each other’s style. I think it changed both of us.” “Nan Goldin: Nine Self-Portraits” features recent photographs that have never been exhibited before, and additional work dating as far back as 20 years. “With her characteristic rich colors, deep shadows and lush textures, Goldin shares very personal images of desire, intimacy and introspection,” the gallery said in a statement. “Peter Hujar: Love & Lust” and “Nan Goldin: Nine Self-Portraits” are on view through March 8, 2014, at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco.




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