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Marilyn Minter

Pamela Anderson, 2007

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paper size: 20 1/2 x 16” (52 x 40,5 cm),
image: 19 1/2 x 12 3/4” (49,5 x 32,5 cm),
Ed. 60/XX, signed and numbered"

Relentless artistic investigation transforms woman as object into an image of unsettling beauty.


"“The work–the effort–peeks out from beneath the surface of these people (and these paintings) in the beads of sweat that so often cover the models. At the very end of her interview with artist Mary Heilmann, Minter affirms both her pleasure in looking at pictures of other bodies, and the constant failure of her own body to conform to a received image: ‘armpits with hair growing out of them, sweat running into the eyes, eyelashes that clump together because of too much mascara.’ Heilmann replies, ‘Completely abstract. Like the materiality of abstract painting, nature surfaces and interrupts the effort to create a flawless image, like weeds pushing their way through the sidewalk.’” Katy Siegel Parkett No. 79, 2007"