Nan Goldin Comments on My Blog

June 4, 2018



Very rarely somebody comments on my blog posts. Mostly I get SPAM-comments. You would think that this lack of response discourages me to write. But it doesn't. Because once in a while I do get a comment that makes it totally worth it. Take two years ago: I got a comment and it was written by Nan Goldin! And what's more, it was the first blog she ever responded to... Huh, I call that a successful blog. Here you can read her comment, and if you want to know what she was commenting on, then click on this:


"This is the first blog I have ever responded to in my life: 

Thank you for the additional historical information about the Taut Haus. I think your reasoning about why artists live in lofts is off the mark. I moved onto the Bowery in the 1970's because it was cheap and off-the-grid. Lofts there are now renting for 800% more than when I moved in. Because of my own politics it took me a few years to move into the Taut Haus after I got the space here. I understand the anger towards it, but its too easy to single it out as the core of the problem. The politics and economics of modern cities are based around gentrifying such neighborhoods. What you create and put out into the world is more political than your address.

-Nan Goldin-"
Very rarely somebody comments on my blog posts. Mostly I get SPAM-comments. You would think that this lack of response discourages me to write. But it doesn't. Because once in a while I do get a comment that makes it totally worth it. Take two years ago: I got a comment and it was written by Nan Goldin! And what's more, it was the first blog she ever responded to... Huh, I call that a successful blog. Here you can read her comment, and i…


Very rarely somebody comments on my blog posts. Mostly I get SPAM-comments. You would think that this lack of response discourages me to write. But it doesn't. Because once in a while I do get a comment that makes it totally worth it. Take two years ago: I got a comment and it was written by Nan Goldin! And what's more, it was the first blog she ever responded to... Huh, I call that a successful blog. Here you can read her comment, and if you want to know what she was commenting on, then click on this:


"This is the first blog I have ever responded to in my life: 

Thank you for the additional historical information about the Taut Haus. I think your reasoning about why artists live in lofts is off the mark. I moved onto the Bowery in the 1970's because it was cheap and off-the-grid. Lofts there are now renting for 800% more than when I moved in. Because of my own politics it took me a few years to move into the Taut Haus after I got the space here. I understand the anger towards it, but its too easy to single it out as the core of the problem. The politics and economics of modern cities are based around gentrifying such neighborhoods. What you create and put out into the world is more political than your address.

-Nan Goldin-"

1 comment:

  1. Keep on writing. I´m one of the readers who never comments. I have had fights with people over the critical point of views in your blog. Your point of view is refreshing in times of endless promotion.....

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