Nan Goldin is selling a limited-edition print from her archive in support of her campaign group, PAIN.
The 6x8 print of “Swan-like embrace, Paris, 2001” is available for $200 (roughly £150) plus the price of tax and shipping. It’s a pretty sweet deal considering Goldin’s prints often sell for hundreds, if not thousands, so keep your eyes peeled for when the piece goes on sale next week.
“This photo is from a series of my beloved nephew and his first love when they came from Stockholm to stay with me in Paris,” Goldin wrote on Instagram. “It was humbling to see how tender and considerate they were with each other. I’ve paired this picture with an image of Canova’s statue, ‘Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss’.”
Proceeds will also be distributed to Truth Pharm and RAPP (Release Aging People in Prison).
Founded in 2017, Goldin’s PAIN group has been focusing their direct action at the Sackler family, who – despite providing significant donations to institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Sackler, the Tate, and the Louvre – own Purdue Pharma, the manufacturers of epidemic-linked opioid drug Oxycontin.
Across the last few years, the group staged a ‘die-in’ protest at the Sackler wing of the Metropolitan Museum and protested outside the V&A to denounce its support of the Sacklers. Its actions have resulted in many museums, including the Met and the Lourve, to say they’re no longer accepting Sackler donations.