Saturday, June 20, 2015

Marilyn Minter | Plush

Marilyn Minter
New York City, USA: Fulton Ryder, 2014
9 x 12 inches
Edition of 500 copies (+10 deluxe)

Minter met Richard Prince via twitter, when he began re-tweeting her posts a few years ago. They later met in person at a party and he introduced her to Fabiola Alondra,  the director of his publishing venture, Fulton Ryder. Alondra proposed a book and Minter was working on a series of "bush pictures" for a magazine project that fell through:

"The idea was to create beautiful images of pubic hair, a subject matter that seems to be disappearing from popular discourse. We asked model’s of all races, all colours to grow out their pubic hair and I got inspired to make photos and paintings from some of those images, and I’m still shooting them."

The word Plush was used in the 19th-century to refer to pubic hair.

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