Thank you to everyone who has purchased this special signed print by Nan Goldin, accompanied by a copy of Aperture #239: "Ballads," with proceeds going to benefit VOCAL-NY, P.A.I.N. and Aperture. 

After a record breaking response, we're extending this special offer through Sunday, June 28 at midnight EDT. Your purchase helps raise support for VOCAL-NY, who are leading the current occupation of City Hall in New York City, and P.A.I.N., who continue to take on Big Pharma.

Please note: this offer is limited to three per collector. Orders will ship mid-July. If you encounter any issues with international shipping, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

"This is a picture of me in the 80s at a friend's after the bar. The dress was my uniform at that time. These were the days of the night life.”

“Proceeds from the sale of this print will benefit VOCAL-NY (Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders), P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now), and Aperture.

“P.A.I.N is my activist group fighting the Sackler family, whose pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, developed and pushed OxyContin, igniting the Opioid Epidemic. We expose the Sacklers’ toxic philanthropy through direct action and court intervention, and we address the overdose crisis by advocating for Harm Reduction. We’re proud to collaborate with VOCAL-NY, a Black-led membership organization and one of the most influential activist groups on the ground. They organize low-income New Yorkers across the state to end the drug war, homelessness, mass incarceration, and HIV/AIDS, while also providing direct services to people who use drugs. Together, we fight to end the drug war and uplift the movement for Black lives. #AllBlackLivesMatter.”

—Nan Goldin

This special limited-edition print, Self-portrait in blue dress, New York City, 1985, comes with issue #239 of Aperture magazine, titled “Ballads,” which is dedicated to the enduring influence of Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (Aperture, 1986). The issue features an exclusive interview with Goldin, as well as a section she curated dedicated to her influences across photography, film, and literature. 

P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now), a group organized by Nan Goldin, is committed to holding the manufacturers of the opioid crisis responsible and speaking for the hundreds of thousands of voices that have been silenced by the epidemic.

VOCAL-NY (Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders) is a statewide grassroots membership organization that builds power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, the drug war, homelessness, and mass incarceration in order to create healthy and just communities.