A DOUBLE LIFE by Nan Goldin

A DOUBLE LIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Two old friends, photographers, survivors of druggy 1970s, and devotees of the drag-queen subculture, Goldin and Armstrong present photographs that summarize the long strange trip they've taken together. In 1970 Goldin, after failing to seduce Armstrong, realized before he had that he was gay. It was the beginning of a wonderful friendship, punctuated by a lot of sex (with other people) and drugs (with each other and anyone else). Collectively, the photographs add up to something of a mixture between a (raw, very raw) family album and a photo essay that follows a group of impulsive, charismatic people from the end of the hippy era through the glam-party 1970s and into the age of AIDS.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1994
ISBN: 1-881616-21-5
Page count: 184pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1994




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