Artist to Watch

Marilyn Minter has been making art since the seventies, but this year she’s suddenly new again. Three of her paintings—photo-realist close-ups based on pictures she took of dirty, muddy feet in flashy heels—were selected for the 2006 Whitney Biennial. A pair of November shows (at Salon 94 in New York and Gavlak gallery in West Palm Beach, Florida) presold every one of her paintings for prices ranging from $25,000 to $100,000. The photos on which they’re based are $8,000 to $18,000. A new monograph of Minter’s work hits shelves in early 2007.