Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty
Produced in conjunction with the first major major museum retrospective on her work, Marilyn Minter: Pretty / Dirty examines every period of the artist's storied 40 year career, from her beginnings with the controversial "Porno" paintings, initially rejected by the critical establishment, to her later large-scale, photorealistic works and assumption as one of today's most influential artists.
Major essays from the exhibition's curators, Contemporary Art Museum of Houston director Bill Arning, and Museum of Contemporary Art Denver curator Elissa Auther, examine the trajectory of Minter's development, and her continued engagement with the political debate over the representation of the female body. Texts from a wide variety of musicians, artists, writers and curators speak to Minter's wide-ranging influence and significance: reflections from the likes of artist K8 Hardy, musician and author Richard Hell, and poet Eileen Myles, as well as an artist interview with writer Linda Yablonsky.
Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.