Earlier this month, Marilyn Minter opened a new show at the Orange County Museum of Art entitled Pretty/Dirty. The retrospective features over 25 paintings made between 1976 and 2015, three video works, and several photographs that highlight the American artist’s focus on society’s obsession with feminine beauty. Included are her iconic and lush works that focus on various eroticized parts of the female body like the feet, lips, and eyes. The exhibition will be on view through July 10th. Photo credit: James Ng for Arrested Motion. Discuss Marilyn Minter here.
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Over the weekend, Regen Projects in Hollywood played host to a new show from the New York-based Marilyn Minter. Although known to a subset of her fans for her sexually-charged photographs exploring the pathology of glamour, Minter also expresses her artistic vision through paintings on occasion. On first glance, the large works appear to be taken through her camera, but on closer examination, the viewer is astonished to find that they are actually created with painted enamel on metal, with the last layers famously finished with fingertips. Although we focus […]
We last caught up with the New York-based Marilyn Minter when she showed at Salon 94 back in 2011 (covered). For her newest solo, opening April 6th at Regen Projects, she will be flexing her photography and painting muscles with five new paintings as well as her black and white series of shots from the 60s that feature her drug addicted mother. Both series of works presented as well as much of Minter’s career has been devoted to examining the pathology of glamour, an appropriate subject […]
What up INTERNET!? Last week your boy… Hennessy Youngman presented a fresh show at Maurizio Cattelan’s Family Business Gallery. Initially invited by Marilyn Minter for an exhibition, Youngman decided to open up this opportunity to all the local artists to submit their artwork. The show entitled Itsa small, small world ended up being maxed out the first day with submitted artwork. For the opening night celebration, the web persona was in full effect, staying true to his hilarious Art Thoughts (our favorites here & here) […]
A couple weeks ago, AM stopped by Salon 94 to take in Marilyn Minter’s new body of work. The exhibition, her third at the New York gallery and two years in the making, continues to see a refinement her technique of putting a glass plate between the camera and her subject when she shoots. The centerpiece of the show is Mercury, a huge blowup of a baby splashing through silver paint which is further explored in a new video, Play Pen, shown on the first […]
AM recently attended the star studded charity art show Made In Polaroid held at Phillips de Pury. The benefit was a one night auction that featured 50 works created by the 50-50-50 project using Polaroid’s mobile printer. All proceeds went to support Free Arts NYC. Numerous notable artists including Marilyn Minter, Jean Pigozzi, Will Cotton, Patrick Demarchelier, Phillip-Lorca Dicorica, Steven Klein, Matthew Rolston, Paulo Roversi, Lady Gaga, James Franco, Maripol, Nate Lowman, Chris Anthony, Estevan Oriol, Gary Baseman, Tyra Banks, EINE, Stella IM Hultberg, Krista Huot, Nick […]
AM recently attended the opening of Marilyn Minter’s latest show Paintings from the 80’s at New York’s Team Gallery. As the title suggests, this body of work is actually a retro showcase of paintings from earlier in her illustrious career. Unlike the stunning series of photographs or photorealistic paintings that most have experienced recently, Minter uses her painterly skills to explore her versions of raw pornographic snapshots paired in contrast with some imagery feature coming of age innocence. More NSFW pics after the jump.
About 30 years before her inclusion in the 2006 Whitney Biennial and the appearance of her work on billboards in Chelsea, Marilyn Minter was already exploring issues of sexuality, glamor, fashion, the body, and commodification. See the genesis of what has progressed to become her signature bold, hyper-realistic close-ups of glamorous and sexy lips, tongues, and other body parts at her show opening March 31 at Team Gallery. Paintings from the 80s includes pieces created earlier in the artist’s career (in the 1980s surprisingly) […]
Marilyn Minter, who we just saw at the opening of the Youtube Biennial at the Guggenheim where she was a judge, recently released a 58 x 48 inch vinyl diecut Christmas tree wall-sticker. The Merry Merry Tree kit features some of Minter’s own eclectic collection of shiny ornaments with the topping star using some of her more classic photo-imagery (seen in detail after the jump). The tree and star are priced at $125 or only the star for $10 all available here with some of […]
The controversial collection of shorts entitled Destricted was recently released onto DVD. The US version which features famed artists like Richard Prince and Marilyn Minter as directors consists of an ongoing series of films that explore the line where art and pornography intersect. When the UK version was released in 2006, it won awards at a range of international film festivals including Cannes, but encountered some problems predictably getting released in the States until now. Via Hyde or Die.