Self-portrait laughing, Paris

Accession Number
2013/2.143

Title
Self-portrait laughing, Paris

Artist(s)
Nan Goldin

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1999, printed 2001

Medium & Support
cibachrome print on paper

Dimensions
16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH

Subject matter
In this self-portrait by Nan Goldin, the artist prominently occupies the composition. The medium close-up shot of the artist is illuminated by a strong flash, such that only her face and upper torso are visible in comparison to the otherwise dark scene. The arm of a man wearing a long-sleeve shirt is barely visible on right background. The image is not entirely in focus, blurring her facial features and giving emphasis to the various shades of her red skin, tinted by her strained laughter.

Physical Description
Close-up view of a woman laughing with her mouth open wide.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
emotion
laughing
self-portraits
women (female humans)

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