A Great Friend And A Great Artist
Though we are quite secluded in Aspen – far from the hustle and bustle of New York or L.A – it pleases me to know that we are not, however, too far removed from some of the greatest artists of our time, including my friend Marilyn Minter (www.marilynminter.net).
Represented here in Aspen by the Baldwin Gallery, with whom I work closely for my clients, Marilyn Minter (born 1948) is an American artist currently living and working in New York City and one of the most engaging photographer / painter I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
An aspect I admire the most about Marilyn’s photography is that her photographs are most often not altered in any way – leaving a raw, exposed image of the life around us to consume as is. No magic.
Marilyn Minter has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005, the Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, Les Rencontres d’Arles festival in 2007, France, OH in 2009, La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceutí/Murcia, Spain in 2009, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH in 2010 and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany in 2011. Her video Green Pink Caviar was exhibited in the lobby of the MoMA for over a year, and was also shown on digital billboards on Sunset Boulevard in LA. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions. In 2006, Marilyn Minter was included in the Whitney Biennial, and in a collaboration with Creative Time she installed billboards all over Chelsea in New York city. In 2009, she had solo exhibits at Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Salon 94, New York. In 2011 Minter had a solo exhibition at Team Gallery, New York. She was featured in Commercial Break, at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture and POST, for the 2011 Venice Biennale. Her work is currently featured in “ Riotous Baroque”, a group exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zurich which will travel to the Guggenheim Bilbao in June 2013.