Collection: Marilyn Minter
Painter and photographer Marilyn Minter’s work explores themes of erotic imagery, glamour, imperfection, and femininity. Her hypnotizing works blur the boundaries between genres and draw on the aesthetics of fashion, sex and advertising imagery to examine conceptions of glamour. Models are smeared with dirt, makeup and glitter or have in their mouths pearls, crystals and glittering jewels and take a critical look at the aesthetics of pornography often intentionally blurring images by using her hands to apply a top layer of paint. Minter’s works are included in the collections of the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and MOCA, Los Angeles. Her photographs have been transformed into billboards and placed around New York’s Chelsea and her work has been exhibited at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Dia Art Foundation. She was featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial and has been the subject of numerous solo shows. Minter lives and works in New York City and proceeds from her sales will go to Planned Parenthood.