The Damaged Glamour of Marilyn Minter


Artist Marilyn Minter studies the pathology of glamour. Since the eighties, she has rendered beauty grotesque and gore beautiful with photos and photo-realistic enamel-on-metal paintings that shimmer like nail polish. Her latest series, showing at Salon 94 only until June 13, is more pleasant: She photographed the tongues of models through glass as they sipped and slurped on gelatinous candy and cake decorations. See examples of those works, plus her almost Discovery Channel–like video, Green Pink Caviar (which you can read more about here), in our slideshow.