Monday, November 16, 2009

Pamela Anderson Redux

Above, artist Marilyn Minter's Unarmed, 40x60", (enamel on metal, 2007). It belongs to a series of Pamela Anderson portraits at Regen Projects II. Check out Minter's Tanline (2009), showing a detail of Anderson's see-through pink-laced bra and her barb-wire arm-tattoo, amidst bursts of glitter and colorful bubbles. Minter vulns the right buttons: Soft pink, delicate embroider, plump flesh, quiet sensuality, symbolic saturation. One feels put-upon and yet wishing more, and that's Minter's success.