Marilyn Minter's Artwork


Slick, steamy, soiled, smeared, sexy, raw, juicy, bold, in your face and amazing, such is the work of the tall, pale-complexioned, sharply blue eyed, painter and photographer, Marilyn Minter. Her disarmingly candid manner, a ready laugh and painting style defies easy characterization.  Some consider her work photo-realism; she prefers to call herself a “photo re-placer.” Shooting the staged images for her paintings with analog film, she then subjects them to 80 or more rounds of photo-shop manipulation before transferring the results to aluminum panels and handing them over to her team. Her composites images of female body parts and excess have been embraced and reviled for their sensual magnetism for more than three decades.

Minter has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005, the Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH in 2009, La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceutí/Murcia, Spain in 2009, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH in 2010, and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany in 2011. Her video Green Pink Caviar was exhibited in the lobby of the MoMA in 2010 for over a year, and was also shown on digital billboards on Sunset Boulevard in L.A. and the Creative Time MTV billboard in Times Square, New York. Minter’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions in museums all over the world. In 2006, Marilyn Minter was included in the Whitney Biennial, and in collaboration with Creative Time she installed billboards all over Chelsea in New York City. In 2013, Minter was featured in “Riotous Baroque,” an exhibition that originated at the Kunsthaus Zürich and traveled to the Guggenheim Bilbao. In 2015, Minter’s retrospective Pretty/Dirty opened at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX. Pretty/Dirty and then traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The exhibition will continue on to the Orange Country Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum in 2016. Minter is represented by Salon 94, New York, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Baldwin Gallery, Aspen.















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PLUSH

Marilyn Minter: Plush New York: Fulton Ryder, 2014. 
Limited edition of 500 with 10 deluxe copies 9 x 12 inches 

Marilyn Minter’s first artist’s book Plush was released December 3, 2014 at the Miami Beach Edition Hotel. Plush was published by Richard Prince’s Fulton Ryder Press in an extremely limited edition of 500 copies + 10 deluxe copies. This book includes 70 luscious color photos of female pubic hair. Deluxe copies are encased in a custom-made clothbound box and include a signed, numbered, titled, and dated photograph.



 





“ I dream of a new age of curiosity. We have the technical means for it; the desire is there; the things to be known are infinite; the people who can employ themselves at this task exist. Why do we suffer? From too little: from channels that are too narrow, skimpy, quasi-monopolistic, insufficient. There is no point in adopting a quasi- protectionist attitude, to prevent 'bad' information from invading and suffocating the 'good'. Rather, we must simply multiply the paths and the possibilities of comings and goings."

Philosopher Michel Foucault