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Marilyn Minter
Target

2017

$45,000

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In this recent series, Minter photographs a woman behind a glass surface, using steam to achieve the blurred effect that characterize her paintings. In 'Target', the body of the model is obscured by steam except for a circle intentionally cleaned to reveal part of her face. The title suggests a threat is posed to the subject, as if her face lies at the center of the bullseye—this alludes to a larger global threat to women’s reproductive rights and thus sexual freedom. Minter is very much involved with Planned Parenthood and in support of a woman’s right to choose. Marilyn Minter first gained recognition in the 1980s with her photorealistic paintings of pornographic images. This important body of work sought to reclaim a type sexual imagery and expression that had, for so long, been delegated to the visual vocabulary of male artists. Aligning herself with “sex-positive feminism,” these works sought to empower women, and encourage the open expression of female sexuality. Since this earlier body of work, Minter has been pushing the boundaries of what defines, beauty, femininity, and sexuality as well as the boundary between commercial and fine art and painting and photography. In Nancy Spector’s recent article for the journal, Parkett, she described Minter’s works as visualizations of unadulterated female desire: “The deliberate unruliness of her imagery, the dizzying, amorphous quality of her compositions as well as the lurid colors and glossy, almost wet finishes, all play with clichés of orgasmic experience.”

Details

  • Artist
    Marilyn Minter (1948, American)
  • Creation Year
    2017
  • Dimensions
    Height: 87.75 in. (222.89 cm)Width: 66.25 in. (168.28 cm)Depth: 2.25 in. (5.72 cm)
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: LM277071stDibs: LU94433813572

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