Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Inspired in part by Marilyn Minter’s collaborations with the fashion world, this video was commissioned for the Brooklyn Museum’s 2014–15 exhibition Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, and appeared in her 2016–17 retrospective Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty, also at the Museum.
Rather than highlight the glitz and glamour of designer shoes, Minter’s video is more foreboding and empowering. The model’s feet are uncomfortably squeezed into the heels, and her movements are slippery on slick silver liquid, before she slowly and ominously destroys the glass pane separating the subject from the viewer.
HD digital video, color, sound, 7 minutes 55 seconds
Gift of the artist and Salon 94, New York
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Marilyn Minter (American, born 1948). Smash, 2014. HD digital video, color, sound, 7 minutes 55 seconds Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist and Salon 94, New York, 2017.8. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 2017.8_view01.jpg)
overall, 2017.8_view01.jpg., 2014
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