Marilyn Minter is one of my favorite modern artists.
Her paintings have an overt sexiness to them, but with grime, and glam...
Minter paints with enamel on metal, often blending the paint with her fingers.
I love how she turns an otherwise glamorous magazine spread into a dirtier,
grittier, more realistic version. Stilettos sunk in the mud, a woman with make-up
and glitter running down her face, or a woman choking on her jewels.
She often picks up on details that others ignore - the dirt under a toenail,
clumps of mascara on the eye, or the ridge left by a sock on an ankle.
The enormous scale of her paintings invites one to get lost in the detail.
For a great interview with Marlilyn, check out Laura Day Living's fabulous website here.
Watch for Marilyn’s next big show, a retrospective of 1980s paintings, in April 2011.
In the meantime, you can see more of her work at salon94