Photos by G. Art by Marilyn Minter.
The above images may no longer be shocking in the porn/chatroom generation we currently live in, but back when Marilyn Minter presented these works to the world in the 1980s, a lot of eyebrows were raised and a lot of controversy was caused. The Team Gallery in New York is celebrating these works in an exhibit called “Paintings from the 80s.” It’s hard to tell from these photos but these are not silk screened, they are hand painted! The above shot (pun definitely intended) is called “Porn Grid” and was made in 1989. The opening night gala reception was off the hook with a who’s who of the art world and the New York scene. Spotted in the crowd were Charlie Ahearn (director of the graffiti/hip hop classic “Wild Style”), fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, international blog superstar Geoffrey Dicker, former Basquiat girlfriend Suzanne Mallouk, photographer Cindy Sherman, former Madonna dancer Erica Bell, artist Scott Campbell, art critic Jerry Saltz and of course, the artist herself, Marilyn Minter.
“Paintings from the 80s” by Marilyn Minter is showing at Team Gallery until April 30, 2011. Team Gallery is located at 83 Grand Street in Manhattan.
After the jump, see a photo of Marilyn Minter and yet another wacky enconter with art critic Jerry Saltz.
I asked Jerry Saltz for a photo and he turned the tables on me and photographed me back! God knows where that picture will end up, but I hope it’s some place fun!