Title: THE OTHER SIDE: 1972-1992 - Rare Fine Copy ...
Publisher: Zurich, Switzerland: Scalo Publishers, 1993
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 142 pages. Published in 1993. Exhibition Catalog, presented as an Artist Book. One of Nan Goldin's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Nan Goldin and Scalo: Oversize-volume format. Hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Nan Goldin. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Zurich, Switzerland to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition, "Nan Goldin 1972-1992", held at the daadGalerie Berlin in September and October, 1992. Presents Nan Goldin's "The Other Side". A triumphant achievement. Celebrates the breaking of sexual boundaries by transgenders and transsexuals whom Nan Goldin met and befriended in New York, Boston, Berlin, Paris, Bangkok, and Manila, world centers of sexual experimentation and resistance. The subjects are all biologically male. There are relatively fewer women who believe that they are really men trapped in women's bodies (Chastity/Chaz Bono is the most well-known example in the United States). Whereas Caitlin Jenner came out in the most spectacular manner, in 2015, for The Other Side. It seems as though women have mostly chosen to express their gender and sexual orientations through painless transvestism: There are far more women than men everywhere who are lifelong - rather than occasional or ceremonial - transvestites, wearing only men's clothes all their lives. Women are also able to express their ambisexuality through muscle development ("body-building"), of whom the most celebrated remains Lady Lisa Lyon. "Straight", "gay", and even "bisexual" are by now convenient labels that fail to capture (and actively deny) the fluidity of human sexuality. "Transgender" and "transsexual" are living concepts, embodied by real human beings. It is not a coincidence that the first word that comes to mind about them is "transgressive". "The title is taken from a Boston club that Goldin first visited in 1972. Goldin has explained that her photography is foremost an attempt to represent her own life. Indeed, in spite of the lush and subtle color and careful proportion of these images, they maintain a feel of family snapshots. This apparent paradox in her intentions is the very value of her work: The ability to show difference not as exotic or separate or exclusionary but as everyday and real and integrated" (Eric Bryant). "These photographs combat moralistic bullshit. I admire her spirit, and I admire her art" (Susan Sontag). "This book is about new possibilities and transcendence. The people in these pictures are truly revolutionary. They are the real winners of the battle of the sexes because they have stepped out of the ring" (Nan Goldin). An absolute "must-have" title for Nan Goldin collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in blue pen underneath her flyleaf portrait (which was taken by fellow photographer David Armstrong) by Nan Goldin. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary photography classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. Nan Goldin's "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" is regarded as the most important photography book since "Diane Arbus". One of the most influential artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER NAN GOLDIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3905080389. Bookseller Inventory # 15235
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