Marilyn Minter is courageous on the art scene. Since the 80s, the artist had been working with sexually charged images that had developed into something with a high-fashion, high-glam and hyperrealistic consciousness. While some of her work had been in the center of controversy, especially with feminist groups, the artist’s achievements in the field is undeniable. This year, Marilyn Minter’s short film, Green Pink Cavia:r explores the boundaries between fine and commercial art utilizing brightly colored, voyeuristic and lush images of models licking candies while she shot them from underneath a glass plate. A sense of sexual decadence is evoked as the models’ tongues trail across the plates, mixing saliva and sugar, pushing colors around to simulate the process of painting.
To coincide with Minter’s Los Angeles debut at Regen Projects 11 on oct 23, The Standard Hotels in LA (the Downtown and Hollywood locations) are playing Minter’s short film on repeat from Oct 21 to Dec 6. This video is also used in Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet Tour as a part of the opening song, “Candy Shop”. Check out the video and stills from the film and do keep an eye our for the film if you do happen to visit The Standard Hotels in LA before December.