Nan Goldin

14 May-22 Jun 2024

Gagosian Shop, London
London W1J 0QJ


Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Nan Goldin at its gallery in London’s Burlington Arcade. Among Goldin’s earliest work, these photographs date from 1972 to 1974 and inspired the direction of her work for the subsequent fifty years. The black-and-white images commemorate Goldin’s closest friends, members of Boston’s transgender community. Goldin depicted them in a shared apartment and at one of her favorite places, The Other Side, the city’s most prominent drag club and one of the only queer spaces that existed in Boston at the time. Conveying the beauty, glamour, vulnerability, and joy of her chosen family, the photographs document what she terms “gender euphoria.” As Goldin has explained, “I wanted to pay homage, to show them how beautiful they were.”

The exhibition at Burlington Arcade is open concurrently with Nan Goldin: Sisters, Saints, Sibyls—the second presentation in the Gagosian Open series of off-site exhibitions—on view at 83 Charing Cross Road from May 30 to June 23, 2024. Goldin is also taking over the Gagosian Shop, with a reading room of books chosen by the artist on the basement level and a wide selection of publications on her work for sale on the ground floor.