Big Bang Makeup Bag X Marilyn Minter
Third Drawer Down in collaboration with Marilyn Minter and the Brooklyn Museum present the Pretty/Dirty collection. This large Make-Up Bag has been adapted from Marilyn's Big Bang and while Marilyn admits to hating makeup, she does always wear lipstick saying "Well if you wear lipstick, you don't have to wear makeup, you look like you're wearing a ton of makeup!"
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 is the first retrospective of her work.
About the Artist
Painter and photographer Marilyn Minter (American, b.1948) is best known for her hyper-realistic paintings and richly-colored photographs, which feature close-up views of the human body in examinations of what constitutes “glamour” and “beauty.”
Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty was part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a year long series of ten exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Leadership support is provided by Elizabeth A. Sackler, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Calvin Klein Family Foundation, Mary Jo and Ted Shen, and an anonymous donor. Generous support is also provided by Annette Blum, the Taylor Foundation, the Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund, Beth Dozoretz, The Cowles Charitable Trust, and Almine Rech Gallery.
-30cm x 18.5cm x 7cm (11.8” x 7.2” x 2.7”)
Big Bang, 2012