Marilyn Minter
American artist



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Marilyn Minter
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Minter started out taking pictures of her drug-addicted mother in Florida.  She then became interested in hardcore pornographic imagery, asking the viewer if those kinds of images change when they are presented by a woman.  She believes wholeheartedly that ladies should be allowed to look at freaky loving, too.

Minter became famous for her photographs that combined erotic images of bodies with the high-gloss advertorial content of fashion magazines.  Advertising was always of interest to her; in 1990 she aired a television commercial called 100 Food Porn to promote her gallery show. It aired on late-night television, giving an eyeful to viewers of Letterman, and Arsenio Hall (lol, remember him?) She was the first artist to ever take out a TV ad.

She’s better known now for these glamour shots than her early XXX stuff, but you’re sure to still notice the sexual undercurrents in her pictures.  Lucky us.

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Marilyn Minter (born 1948) is an American visual artist who is perhaps best known for her sensual paintings and photographs done in the photorealism style that blur the line between commercial and fine art. Minter currently teaches in the MFA department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Early life and education

Minter was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1948. She was raised in Florida.

In 1970 she attained a BFA from the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 1972 she received an MFA in painting from Syracuse University.

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