Collection of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Nicolas Rohatyn, New York

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Image courtesy of Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Marilyn MinterLehmann Maupin
2016
Marilyn Minter: Pretty/DirtyBrooklyn Museum
2015
Marilyn Minter: Pretty/DirtyContemporary Arts Museum Houston
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Glazed, 2006

Enamel on metal
96 × 60 in
243.8 × 152.4 cm
Location
Brooklyn
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Collection of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Nicolas Rohatyn, New York

Medium
Image rights
Image courtesy of Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty
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