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Marilyn Minter

Coral Ridge Towers (Mom Making Up), 1969

Gelatin silver print
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
location
Brooklyn
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Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn
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Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody

Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody

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Marilyn Minter
American, b. 1948
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In visceral and gaudy paintings, photographs, and video works, Marilyn Minter examines the relationship between the body, cultural anxieties about sexuality and desire, and fashion imagery. Minter is best known for glossy, hyperrealistic paintings in enamel on metal that depict closeups of makeup-laden lips, eyes, and feet—a liquid-dripping gold-toothed smile or a pair of glistening high heels splashing in metallic fluid. Strut (2004–5) portrays a muddied foot in a gem-encrusted high heel. Minter also photographs body parts seen through panes of wet glass, captured from characteristically dynamic and provocative angles that suggest the seductive, disturbing nature of glamour.

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Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody

Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody

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Image courtesy of Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
Marilyn Minter
American, b. 1948
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In visceral and gaudy paintings, photographs, and video works, Marilyn Minter examines the relationship between the body, cultural anxieties about sexuality and desire, and fashion imagery. Minter is best known for glossy, hyperrealistic paintings in enamel on metal that depict closeups of makeup-laden lips, eyes, and feet—a liquid-dripping gold-toothed smile or a pair of glistening high heels splashing in metallic fluid. Strut (2004–5) portrays a muddied foot in a gem-encrusted high heel. Minter also photographs body parts seen through panes of wet glass, captured from characteristically dynamic and provocative angles that suggest the seductive, disturbing nature of glamour.

Marilyn Minter

Coral Ridge Towers (Mom Making Up), 1969

Gelatin silver print
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
location
Brooklyn
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