Barefoot at the Louvre

Photographer Nan Goldin, who studied at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts school and then migrated to New York, living in and photographing the gritty Lower East Side scene in the '70s and '80s, moved to Paris when Bush "stole the election" in 2000. Three years ago, she spent eight months running barefoot around the Louvre and climbing ladders to get close to aging masterpieces on days the museum was closed to the public. For her "Scopophilia" at Matthew Marks gallery in West Hollywood, the photographs she snapped of the Louvre's marble statues and romantic oil paintings -- often featuring pretty bodies -- appear alongside raw photographs she's taken of a former lover, children and friends. Goldin somehow makes the figures in old-school masterpieces look almost as vulnerable and spontaneous as the living, breathing people she's photographed. 1062 N. Orange Grove Ave.; through June 22. (323) 654-1830,
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