The Skinny: See What Marilyn Minter Has to Offer

The enamel on metal work is from 1992.

Marilyn Minter AAAGH! (1992). Photo: artnet Auctions.

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.

The sale also includes exceptional works by Julian Schnabel, James Rosenquist, George Condo, Robert Motherwell, and John Baldessari, to name a few.


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.

Anish Kapoor Orange Circle (from Wounds and Absent Object) (1996). Photo: artnet Auctions.

Anish Kapoor Orange Circle (from Wounds and Absent Object) (1996). Courtesy of artnet Auctions.

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.

The “Post-War & Contemporary Art” auction is live through September 29, 2016 on artnet Auctions.

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