September 27, 2011

Art Inspired: Marilyn Minter, Climber

Marilyn Minter is one of my favorite artists because she captures the dark side of fashion through art in a way that gets to me every bit as much as what Alexander McQueen did through clothing. I've written about her a number of times during the past few years, and thought "Climber," although not as gutter mud splattered as some of her other shoe pieces, expresses the irony of our love-hate relationship with iconic shoes.

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This is a Marilyn Minter quote from five years ago, and it still sums up the ambiguity of fashion for me, for all of us: "It's more about...how the pleasure we feel as a viewer is ultimately about constant failure...It's in the moment when everything goes wrong."


set


Miu Miu Open Toe pumps $675; Alexander McQueen Skull-embellished suede pumps $1,195; Alexander McQueen Leopard-print calf hair pumps $955; Love To Love Pump In Metallic Leather And Python $1,090; Jimmy Choo Kershaw crystal-embellished mesh pumps $1,695; Yves Saint Laurent Opyum suede pumps $665; Valentino Studded calf hair kitten-heel sandals $1,095

28 comments :

bicocacolors said...

those are so cool,
thanks for sharing!!!

Elle Sees said...

I totally got a McQueen vibe from the top pair,

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

These are phenomenal! And I just love that quote :) xoxo

Alexis Grace of NorthOnHarper said...

I love the art and the quote.... very inspirational!

Aunt Peaches said...

Holy bergeezers, those rhinestone heels have my brain in a tizzy!!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Love the first pair of heels, Mary Jo ... wow! So Alexander McQueen - looking ;)

So good to be dropping by my favorite blogs again ... hope your Autumn is simply delightful! xo

SassyUptownChic said...

It's amazing now what they can do with a shoe! HAHAHA I'm loving the Jimmy Choo's!!! Love your blog and will be following! :D
http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/
SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

Bravoe Runway said...

I agree, the first pair definitely had me thinking of Alexander McQueen! I black tissue thin t-shirt for fall...I am sure you'll find it :) have you ever tried tart?

dimitri said...

It's really beautiful. I love this style and the colors.
Nice post as always.

thenauticalwheeler said...

love the shuz!!!

Sick by Trend said...

wow! wonderful shoes!

xx

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design traveller said...

I like the quote!

classiq said...

I love a quote that makes you reflect a little. The first pair of shoes in your selection are gorgeous! :)
Ada

MM said...

What a lovely selection, honey!!

Nice quote!

xoxoxo

Niina said...

Those shoes look fab! xx

Anne said...

Gorgeous shoes!I love reading great Quotes as well at the moment!!
~Anne

the nyanzi report said...

super cool!

Alexa said...

Wow...that first pair of shoes is to die for! Great picks!
xo

Jess said...

I'll take one of each!

Sam said...

Love thisss! The quote is inspirational!

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Fash Boulevard said...

that first picture is breathtaking. adore this post. I'd love if you'd check out of my latest Lauren Conrad inspired outfit post. I took the pictures in front of her old house on the Hills. So pretty.Love to hear what you think.Thanks love. xoxo

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Couture Carrie said...

Exquisite shoes!
Love those blue pumps!

xoxox,,
CC

Kimia Kline said...

marilyn minter has always been an idol of mine. especially since she paints with her fingertips with enamel on metal sheets. have you ever seen one of her pieces in real life? they are stunning.

Audrey Allure said...

Such gorgeous shoes!

Meta Musings said...

Just love that quote...and McQueen!

Antonia said...

Wooow,all these are FAB! :)


xoxo
Antonia

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design elements said...

love love Marilyn Minter. wonderful quote, Mary Jo! Happy Friday and biggest hugs

Laura said...

Wow! I especially love the first pair of shoes!

 
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