Photography / Painting


The Best Kiss You’ll ever have on Art

Marilyn Minter’s Green Pink Caviar in 2009 is a sequence of photographs of Pamela Anderson, featured on a billboard on Times Square, Manhattan. Sexuality is at the center of Marylin Minter artwork. A part from her Porn series, that is a subject that she treats with great talent with a mix of sensuality and glamour.

Minter’s works—from the oversized paintings of makeup-laden lips and eyes to soiled designer shoes—bring into sharp, critical focus the power of desire. As an artist Minter has always made seductive visual statements that demand our attention while never shirking her equally crucial roles as provocateur, critic, and humorist.

Minter begins her process by staging photo shoots with film. She uses conventional darkroom processes. She does not crop or digitally manipulate her photographs. Her paintings, on the other hand, are made by combining negatives in photoshop to make a whole new image. This new image is then turned into paintings created through the layering of enamel paint on aluminum. Minter and her assistants work directly from this newly created digital image. The last layer is applied with fingertips to create a modeling or softening of the paintbrush lines.

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