Supreme has announced it will be continuing its artist series with an SS18 collection featuring legendary American photographer Nan Goldin’s work.
The collection consists of a coach jacket, hooded sweatshirt, three short-sleeve T-shirts, and three skateboard decks.
Goldin, who previously featured on Highsnobiety here, is best known for her focus on the frailty of human relationships.
Her lucid and vivid portrayal of New York life in the early ’80s changed the role of the photographer in modern society. She captured the highs and lows of her close friendship group in New York, complete with hedonistic parties, drag queens, heroin addiction, and domestic abuse.
Goldin currently lives between New York and Berlin, where she addresses the current opioid epidemic through her slideshows and paintings.
Some of Goldin’s photographs used in the above pieces were taken from her book titled “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.” The three photographs are called: Misty and Jimmy Paulette in a taxi, NYC 1991; Kim in Rhinestones, Paris 1991; Nan as a dominatrix, Cambridge MA 1978.
Her book is best described as a “condensed compendium of human relationships that acts as a personal diary chronicling her life experiences.” It documents her work over a seven-year period beginning with her move to New York from Boston in 1978.
The Supreme x Nan Goldin collection will be available in-store in New York, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London, and Paris, as well as online on March 29.
Japan will receive the collection on March 31.
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