Originally published as a series for an article in The New York Times about elder sex, this new body of work of photographs by Marilyn Minter explores the – almost – unchartered territory of sex after 70. Intimate, fantastically bold, sometimes shocking, and very Marilyn Minter in the best way, these photographs cast an uninhibited look at “unconventional” bodies regarding aesthetic canons and challenge our traditional and often stereotyped vision of sex.
Ultimately, these joyful, empowering and body-positive images remind us that the frontiers of sexuality are unlimited and that we can choose the type of pleasure we want at every stage of our lives. An afterword by acclaimed New Yorker writer Naomi Fry dwells on the feminist implications of Minter’s work as it addresses the issues our society faces when it comes to aging.
About Marilyn Minter
In her paintings, videos and photos, which she has been creating since the late 1960s, the American artist Marilyn Minter (b. 1948, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA) explores the intersection of desire, feminism and modes of representation.
Marilyn Minter has had solo exhibitions at White Columns (New York), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, California), among others, and Green Pink Caviar was equally presented for a year in the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art (New York). Her work has been presented in group shows at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebæk), the Milan Triennial, Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), Kunsthaus Zurich, Whitney Biennial (New York) and at the Rencontres d’Arles. Her retrospective Pretty/Dirty was presented in 2016 at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, MCA Denver (Colorado), then at the Orange County Museum of Art (California) and the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Marilyn Minter is represented by LGDR (New York City, New York).
Marilyn Minter : Elder Sex
Afterword by Naomi Fry
Published by JBE Books, Paris and LGDR, New York City, 2023
11 × 14.25 inches
45 color images
Cloth cover, hot stamping and sticker in a bowl
Graphic design: Agnès Dahan Studio Price: $60 USD
Release: May 2023