Thursday, November 10, 2016

"Pretty Dirty" - Marilyn Minter Retrospective Debuts at Brooklyn Museum

One of my favorite all time contemporary artists, Marilyn Minter, is now showing her exciting first retrospective of her work at a four-museum stop visit exhibit entitled "Pretty Dirty" at the Brooklyn Museum running thru April 2, 2017.  The show spans the Shapiro Wing on the 5th Floor, which we are lucky to have in New York City, along with Denver and Southern California.  I was thrilled to be invited to the press preview last week ahead of the shows opening.
Spanning more than four decades, the exhibition begins with the artist’s earliest artworks, from 1969 through 1986, including rarely exhibited photographs as well as paintings incorporating photorealist and Pop art techniques. It continues with works from the late 1980s and 1990s that examine visual pleasure in visceral depictions of food and sex. The exhibition culminates in Minter’s ongoing investigation of how the beauty industry expertly creates and manipulates desire through images.

Born in 1948, Marilyn Minter’s sensual paintings, photographs, and videos vividly explore complex and contradictory emotions around beauty and the feminine body in American culture. She trains a critical eye on the power of desire, questioning the fashion industry’s commercialization of sex and the body.   Have a look at a bit of the exhibit and view it all for yourself at the museum, a must see.

Marilyn Minter

Food porn series


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