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Nan Goldin signs up with Marian Goodman Gallery

The photographer and anti-opioid activist will show works at Frieze and Fiac

Self-portrait smoking, Simon's house, Stockholm, 2013 by Nan Goldin Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery New York, Paris and London

Nan Goldin, one of the world’s most high-profile and bankable photographers, has joined Marian Goodman Gallery, which has announced worldwide representation for the artist.

Goldin, who previously worked with Matthew Marks gallery in New York, will have her first exhibition with Marian Goodman Gallery in London next May. The gallery—which also runs spaces in New York and Paris—will present a series of works by Goldin dating from 1978 to 2016 at Frieze London (4-7 October) and at the Fiac fair in Paris (18-21 October). Goldin will also be in conversation with The Art Newspaper correspondent Linda Yablonsky at Frieze London on Saturday 6 October

Goldin's slideshow and artist book The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1980-86), reflecting the lives and trials of friends and lovers living through the HIV crisis, was shown last year at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. “Goldin has revolutionised the art of photography through her frank and deeply personal portraiture,” a gallery statement says. Her auction record price stands at $284,500 for the work Thanksgiving which was sold at Christie’s New York in 2002.

This year, Goldin has staged various protests against the Sackler family whose fortune stems from the pharmaceutical company (Purdue Pharmaceuticals) that created the prescription drug OxyContin. Goldin launched the group PAIN in January after sharing her own painkiller addiction story in Artforum magazine.