The Sackler family funds spaces in several major museums, including the Guggenheim, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The pharmaceutical titans also contributed to the US’s crushing opioid epidemic.
You can’t buy love, as The Beatles famously proclaimed, but perhaps you can buy cultural capital.
“Is this relationship built on trust?” Nigel Nolan asks in a caption directed at FeD, one of his “Argentine boys for sale.” The relationship in question is structured on commodity exchange: FeD’s image in exchange for a cut of the sales from it. Argentine Boys for Sale, a 500-page ebook with accompanying soundtrack by Xiu Xiu, documents a three-year-long project in which Nolan shared a home with five young men in Buenos Aires