Coral Ridge Towers (Mom Making Up)
Marilyn Minter is one of many artists-who-happen-to-be-women whose careers have been stalled because the sexuality of their work was perceived as exploitative or tasteless. “It’s so interesting, because when I did this real hard-core sex series in 1989, I was criticized for them. And in 1995 when I showed the pictures of my mother, I got let back in[to the art world],” Minter told Glenn O’Brien in an interview for Purple Magazine. Do you laugh or cry at the idea that this series of works—and her daughterhood, essentially—became what would redeem the artist?