Texts by Johanna Burton and Sonia Campagnola
With a contribution from Matthew Higgs and an artist interview with Mary Heilmann
This expanded edition of the first ever career spanning monograph on Marilyn Minter features new works created since the first edition, including images from Minter's 2009 video “Green Pink Caviar,” shown in New York's Times Square and featured in Madonna's "Sticky and Sweet" concert tour.
Minter is considered one of today’s most important artists, her reputation widely established during the 1980s, when her work engaged formal aspects of painting as well as the subject matter that remains central to her practice today. This comprehensive book reproduces in full color nearly every painting Minter has made in her 40 year career, along with a wide selection of her painterly photographs of the last several decade. The book also includes the seminal and haunting Coral Ridge Towers series of black-and-white photos Minter took of her mother in 1969.
Art historian Johanna Burton contributes a substantial essay that analyzes and elucidates all aspects of Minter’s work. Burton’s text is complemented by a lengthy “conversation” between Minter and painter and friend Mary Heilmann, as well as “Twenty Questions,” an interview project assembled by Matthew Higgs with contributions from a wide range of artists, curators, friends and others. The expanded edition also includes a new essay by art critic and curator Sonia Campagnola that explores many of the themes central to Minter's practice.
This publication, vividly realized by New York- and Amsterdam-based design studio COMA—with its combination of beautiful reproductions of Minter’s work, Burton's and Campagnola's powerfully argued essays, and revealing interviews—firmly establishes Minter’s important and central position in contemporary art history.
Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 inches, 240 pages, 275 color images, 60 black and white images
Published August 2010