Visionaire, the magazine of fashion and art that is produced in exclusive limited editions as unique, artful objects, has announced that its new issue, Visionaire 62 Rio, will feature a series of 3-D works reinterpreting Rio de Janero, including contributions by artists Pierpaolo Ferrari, Marilyn Minter, Richard Phillips, Vik Muniz, Eli Sudbrack (of Assume Vivid Astro Focus) and Marco Brambilla, as well as retired artist Maurizio Cattelan.
The Art Newspaper reports that nonprofit organization Word Above the Street has signed up a bevy of artists for a 12-week project to transform 300 of New York’s water towers into public artworks. Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Marilyn Minter, E.V. Day, Tony Conrad, Andy Goldsworthy and Tony Oursler, as well as rapper Jay-Z are just some of the artists on board with the aptly named Water Tank Project, an effort to increase public awareness of the need to conserve water.
Marilyn Minter is larger than life. Not because she works on a large scale—she’s made wall-spanning paintings and shown a five-minute video on a huge screen in Times Square—or because she’s tall, towering over many men when she’s in heels, and having to bend her head, with its electric-red pageboy, to talk with them at parties. She wears shiny dresses; she speaks loudly, and laughs loudly, and punctuates her conversation with wide gesticulations, as though swatting away a large insect. Her expansive personality, perhaps a holdover from her Louisiana childhood, is something of an anomaly in the New York art world, where people tend to hold their cards close to their chest.