The Skinny: See What Marilyn Minter Has to Offer
The enamel on metal work is from 1992.
The Skinny is a series that explores artworks of note currently offered on artnet Auctions. This week we take a look at highlights this season’s Post War and Contemporary Art sale, including works by Marilyn Minter, Andy Warhol, and Anish Kapoor.
Who: Marilyn Minter
What: AAAGH! (1992) (pictured above), an enamel on metal work, estimated to sell for $5,000-$7,000.
Why: Pre-dating the artist’s “Food Porn” series, this is an early work in excellent condition. The piece is painted enamel on metal and was acquired by the consignor as a gift from the artist in 1992. The artwork showcases a vulgar perspective of beauty in the same way that her work in photography does today.
Who: Anish Kapoor
What: Orange Circle (from Wounds and Absent Object) (1996), a stainless steel, wood, and pigment work, estimated to sell for $400,000-$600,000.
Why: A layered form, inversed in a bulls-eye formation, and colored in monochromatic dry saffron-colored pigment the shape pre-dates Kapoor’s “dish” works. This ethereal, contemplative sculptural object recalls the work of other minimalists who have referenced architecture, especially the Ziggurat forms of Robert Smithson and Sol LeWitt.
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