Marilyn Minter - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Regen Projects, Los Angeles

  • Literature

    J. Burton and S. Capagnola, Marilyn Minter, New York, 2010, pp. 94, 108 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Marilyn Minter – known for her lush close-cropped photographic portraits of subjects dripping with glistening enamel and bedecked with golden eyelashes, pearls, diamonds and metallic fngernails – has collaborated with Wangechi Mutu for this recent series. While the photographs were taken in Mutu’s eighth month of pregnancy, Minter made no exceptions in her application of opulent makeup, high-heeled stilettos, and her signature coating using vodka and metallic food coloring. In Wangechi Gold 6, 2009, Mutu’s lips are sumptuously coated in brilliant gold-fecked lipstick. A choker made of long crystals embraces Mutu’s neck, like the royal wear of an Egyptian pharaoh. The close-up view of the gold-spewing mouth transforms Wangechi into an alchemist dream girl; otherworldly, ambrosial, and delicious.


Wangechi Gold 6

C-print with Diasec face
45 x 60 in. (114.3 x 152.4 cm)
Signed "M. Minter" on a label affixed to the reverse of the backing board. This work is number four from an edition of five plus two artist's proofs.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $32,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

16 November 2012
New York