Lehman Maupin Gallery has announced that it will host New York-based artist Marilyn Minter‘s first exhibition to be ever staged in Hong Kong. 

Self-titled, the exhibition will open on 30 August 2018. It will showcase the artist’s latest paintings and photographs, where she exposes the double standards that influence women’s identities.

By pushing the boundaries of beauty and glamour imagery with her raw, honest, and at times, explicit style, Minter is indeed leading the ongoing dialogue surrounding depictions of women in art and media.

Needless to say, her brazen, feminist take and hyperrealist style have also allowed her to gain notoriety during the 1990s, at the height of what was known as “the culture wars” in the United States, a period of extreme political correctness that led to art censorship. 


Marilyn Minter, Last Sleepy Angel (2017). Dye sublimation print. 60 x 44.5 inches 152.4 x 113.03 cm. Artwork: Marilyn Minter and Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong, and Salon 94, New York.

In addition to that, Minter’s recent traveling retrospective, Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty, which started in 2015 at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and led up to the Brooklyn Museum, New York, in 2017, has earned her institutional recognition and art critical praise. 

Her past exhibitions have also been showcased in Brooklyn Museum (New York), Orange County Museum of Art (Newport),  Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), and La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Spain), to name a few.  


Marilyn Minter, Not in These Shoes (2013). Enamel on aluminium. 108 x 162 inches 274.3 x 411.5 cm. Artwork: Marilyn Minter and Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong, and Salon 94, New York.


Marilyn Minter Solo Exhibition runs from 30 August to 27 October 2018 at Lehmann Maupin (407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Hong Kong).

For more information, visit www.lehmannmaupin.com

Posted by:Jessica Ye

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Couture Troopers, former editor of Designaré Magazine, and a first class honours graduate of Goldsmiths University of London's BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries Degree. She is a true-blooded leo who thinks that over-commercialism kills art.

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