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'The Huffington Post' Spotlight on SVA's Marilyn Minter

From The Huffington Post: “Miley Cyrus gazes out from behind a wall of glass, drops of dew festooning her features: her platinum bangs, her sculpted brows, her glossy, made-up lips. The foggy vision makes her look like a dream, inaccessible to mere fans.

The portrait was taken by Marilyn Minter, an artist whose photorealistic paintings center on glamour, fashion and femininity. Since the 1980s, Minter’s work has depicted both the allure of magazine-touted beauty and the grimy realities that lie beneath it. She captures polished toenails and muddy feet, glittery lips and slurping mouths.

Decades’ worth of her work is on display at The Brooklyn Museum starting Nov. 4 in an exhibition called ‘Pretty/Dirty.’ There you’ll find portraits she took of her mother—a glamorous addict who embodied the paradoxes that Minter has come to represent. You’ll find videos of tongues brushing against some kind of goopy green product, commentary on consumption in all its forms.

But you won’t find her most recent work—the portrait she took of Cyrus looking misty and contemplative, taken for a project to help raise funds for Planned Parenthood…” (For the full story and more photos, click here)

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