Marilyn Minter - Phillips x Artsy: Summer School 2018 New York Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Description

    “I was about twenty and in art school at the time—a junior photography student. I went home for the weekend, and I just photographed my mother not really thinking anything was out of the ordinary. Not for a second did I think the pictures were startling. But when I showed the other students my proof sheet, their reaction was extreme: 'That’s your mother? Oh, my god!' Waves of shame came over me. I kept wondering: what do you see that I don’t see? My mother was definitely not June Cleaver but nobody’s was. June Cleaver was a figment of somebody’s imagination. My mother was a drug addict. She never really left the house and almost always wore a night gown. Once in a while, she’d lunch with friends at the club, but she rarely went out more than once or twice a week. I have high school friends who told me, years later, that they never saw my mother in anything but a night gown." (Marilyn Minter)

  • Provenance

    Gavlak, West Palm Beach
    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Contemporary Art Museum Houston; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; Newport Beach, Orange County Museum of Art; New York, Brooklyn Museum, Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty, April 18, 2015 - May 7, 2017, p. 46 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Literature

    Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, "A Pathology of Glamour", Parkett, vol. 79, 2007, p. 116 (another example illustrated)
    Johanna Burton and Sonia Campagnola, Marilyn Minter, New York, 2010, interior bleed, pp. 80, 98 (another example illustrated)


Mom in Negliglee (Coral Ridge Towers)

signed "Marilyn Minter M. MINTER" on two labels affixed to the reverse
gelatin silver print
image 27 3/4 x 28 in. (70.5 x 71.1 cm.)
sheet 31 x 31 1/2 in. (78.7 x 80 cm.)

Executed in 1969-1995, this work is artist's proof number 1 from an edition of 4 plus 2 artist's proofs.

$3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $2,813

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Phillips x Artsy: Summer School 2018

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