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I spotted this hilariously huge model of a set of teeth and gums as part of the Healthyville Children’s Wellness exhibit, in the basement of the Museum of Chinese in America, which is on Lafayette Street, a few blocks North of Canal Street, in Chinatown.
Still from Smash, 2014 (All Photos By Gail)
Marilyn Minter’s sensual paintings, photographs, and videos vividly explore complex and contradictory emotions around beauty and the feminine body in American culture. She trains a critical eye on the power of desire, questioning the fashion industry’s commercialization of sex and the body. Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty, now on view at the Brooklyn Museum, is the first retrospective of her work.
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Spanning more than four decades, the exhibition begins with the artist’s earliest artworks, from 1969 through 1986, including rarely exhibited photographs as well as paintings incorporating photorealist and Pop art techniques.
The show continues with works from the late 1980s and 1990s that examine visual pleasure in visceral depictions of food and sex. I didn’t take any photos of the “Junk Shots,” as I like to call them, because that doesn’t really do much for me: I find it boring and it detracts from the other works, in my opinion. But if pictures of penises are your thing, them come on down!
The exhibition culminates in Minter’s ongoing investigation of how the beauty industry expertly creates and manipulates desire through images.
These fashion / beauty shots, which are all so elegantly manipulated and transformed, were my favorite pieces in the show.
This one is so beautiful. For some reason, it reminds me of an old photo I’ve seen of Peter Gabriel,when he was still fronting Genesis. It’s surprising to me that more Rock Stars don’t commission Minter to shoot their portraits and album covers. Maybe that is because there are no real Rock Stars anymore. Sad.
The exhibit also features a short, silent film called Smash, which I liked very much. In Smash, a pair of metallic-toned manicured feet wearing bejeweled high-heeled sandals kick and shatter glass, in the middle of a rain storm, or something. Smash reminded me of when I used to go clubbing back in the late eighties and early nineties. Good times.
Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty will be on Exhibit Through April 2nd, 2017 in the Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor at the Brooklyn Museum.
Hey, if you’re some kind of Rolling Stones completist fan then you might want to check out This Exhibit, where you can also find this framed sculpture of the band’s famous Sticky Fingers mouth and tongue logo, which is made from hundreds of tiny photo badges of the faces of the Stones themselves.
How cool! You can see that there are photos of the guys from every era of the band.
This piece must have been fun to create!
Photographed at Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, Located at 527 West 23rd Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District.
This eye-catching replica of The Rolling Stones‘ famous Sticky Fingers Logo — created entirely from empty Coca Cola cans — is part of a larger exhibit of Rolling Stones‘ inspired art and memorabilia celebrating the band’s fifty years together.
Spotted in the Window of the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, Located at 527 West 23rd Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District.
It’s really been years since we spotted any work by the mysterious British Street Artist Sweet Toof in the neighborhood, but maybe that is just because we do not know where to look! Immediately recognizable for the distinctive, over-sized Gums on the character, this cheerful mural can be found at the northeast corner of Broome and Bowery in downtown Manhattan.
Update: Sweet Toof (
@onlysweettoof) recently tweeted at me to inform me that this shutter mural is actually a collaboration between him and DarkClouds. So, thanks for that!
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