Marilyn Minter by Kelly Shroads
I’ve always dreamed of Marilyn Minter doing my portrait.
One of the best things I have read about Marilyn Minter is found here in this New York Times book review of her book Pretty/Dirty, by Parul Sehgal.
Sehgal uses the quote of the poet Eileen Myles when she said, Marilyn Minter is a “Black Mass brand of femininity,” Sehgal recounts how Minter has become best known for “candy-colored shots of dirty feet in designer heels, puffy pubic hair, navels ringed with beads of sweat; paintings and photographs that blur high art and high fashion, photorealism and abstraction.”
I agree when Sehgal says, “It’s a body of work that’s playful and nasty and full of surprise.”, and something I thoroughly enjoy, the human subjects, and the Minter fearlessness throughout her career, even before she became Avant Garde.
Shitkickers, by Marilyn Minter