Artist of the Day: Marilyn Minter

March 28, 2008 at 7:28 pm 2 comments

Marilyn Minter 

Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to attended a lecture by Marilyn Minter.  She talked us through her career, starting with the very first photographs she took of her mother and how her work has developed over the years. 

The subject matter of her paintings are familiar to all but she expresses them in  ways that we normally try to avoid.  “It’s a real thing … peoples feet do get dirty even if they are in really expensive shoes and no one really makes an image of that” … through her art she is telling ‘her truth’ by showing what goes wrong rather than the highly touched up images that we see today. 

Here are images of some of her work … (can you tell which ones are paintings and which are photographs?)

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Guess who this is …

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I really love this painting … there’s something about it that touches my heart

I realized that there aren’t many images of her work online … I really liked her 100 food porn series and the work that she does on hardcore pornography especially because she was the first female artist to ever use this subject matter.

“If you have something to say … it will be heard.  You might be dead but it will be heard” — Marilyn Minter

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cindee  |  March 29, 2008 at 2:08 am

    For anyone who doesn’t know … the third image is of Pamela Anderson …

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  • 2. brittany  |  September 13, 2010 at 3:48 am

    I love Marilyn Minter. Her latest work on the Green Pink Caviar is just breathtaking. Her art is so new and shocking and I like it that she brings out the beauty in the ugly.

    Reply

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