Marilyn Minter, ‘Hands Dumping; Hands Washing; and Hands Folding’, 1989, Phillips

All sheets: 23 5/8 x 29 5/8 in. (60 x 75.2 cm)

Signature: All signed, dated and numbered 24/35, 24/35 and 24/47 respectively in black ink on the reverse (there were also 5 artist's proofs), published by Landfall Press, Inc., Chicago (with their inkstamp on the reverse).

About Marilyn Minter

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.

American, b. 1948, Shreveport, Louisiana, based in New York, New York