Marilyn Minter & Madge, destined to be BFs
Fans attending Madonna’s July 4 concert in London will be confronted by the surreal sight of a giant tongue licking and spitting out neon-colored icing. “It’s not the most appetizing imagery; it’s saliva being spit out with bakery products,” says its creator, artist Marilyn Minter. Her film, Green Pink Caviar, serves as a backdrop to Madge’s opening number, “Candy Shop.” Says Minter, “we had to make it as absolutely beautiful as possible so you overlook that.”
The artist, who’s previously collaborated with Tom Ford, tells us that she’s felt solidarity with Madonna since the early Nineties. “She did her Sex book at the same time that I made a hardcore porn series of paintings,” she says. “She got excoriated by the press and so did I, as traitors of feminism in a way. We were both pro-sex feminists at the wrong time, in the middle of early political correctness. We tapped into the way feminism was going a little bit ahead of the zeitgeist.”
She is now headed off to London now for the concert. The two, she says, have not yet met (although Madonna owns two of Minter’s works). Madonna sent her tickets, flowers and a note.
Photo by Ryan James MacFarland.