A Double Life by Nan Goldin & David Armstrong
folio. pp. 184. profusely illustrated. hardcover. dw. Zurich: Scalo, 1994.
Distributed in North America by Distributed Art Publishers Inc.
New in publisher's shrink wrap.
ISBN-10: 1881616215 / ISBN-13: 9781881616214
This is a chronicle of Nan Goldin - a New York-based photographer - and her friend David Armstrong's friends, loves, and lives over 20 years. The book is both a visual dialogue between two artists and the portrait of a generation whose hopes and aspirations have been scarred by drugs, AIDS and sexual harassment. The parallel paths of their lives are represented in this book in the juxtaposition of styles - Goldin's colour photography set against Armstrong's more austere black-and-white imagery. It is both an illustrated history of recent culture and an artistic experiment.