Monday, December 08, 2008
Artist Marylin Minter has created a Christmas Tree cool enough for the secular fashionista. It's a giant die-cut wall decal. You can have a merry sticker on your wall instead of pine needles stuck in your carpet. Minter's work is always a full-on texture explosion, where you get to see the nitty-gritty of the beautiful. Here pine branches in close-up can be decorated with four slightly creepy stick-on ornaments, and topped off with a star of lips and teeth clenching pearls and gold. If the full kit's $100 price tag is a bit steep for you, you can spend a 10-bucker and get the star sold separately.
In fact, the star's not particularly seasonal when taken out of context. I say spend a few Hamiltons and start yourself a gallery of Minter sickers.
Here's a few other Marilyn Minter pieces just because I love them:
You can see more of Minter's work at the site of super-cool downtown gallery Salon 94.
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