Nan GoldinMisty and Jimmy Paulette in a taxi, NYC 1991

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Nan Goldin (born 1953)
Misty and Jimmy Paulette in a taxi, NYC
Date 1991
MediumPhotograph, colour, Cibachrome print, on paper mounted onto board
Dimensionsimage: 695 x 1015 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1997
Not on display


This is a large colour photograph of two drag queens known as Misty and Jimmy Paulette. Goldin has photographed them close-up, sitting next to each other inside a taxi. They are framed against the taxi's rear and side windows, through which other yellow New York taxis are visible. The drag queens stare directly at Goldin's camera, aimed at them from the taxi's front seat. They are cropped just below breast level. The camera's flash has illuminated and accentuated their heavy makeup and shiny clothes. Misty wears a light blue wig, big heart-shaped silver earrings and a pvc-textured sleeveless top stretched tight over large fake breasts… (read more)

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