Marilyn Minter (b. 1948)
100 Food Porn (1990)
100 Food Porn
1990, video

In 1990, Marilyn Minter bought 30-second advertising spots during the David Letterman and Arsenio Hall shows as well as Nightline with Ted Koppel, to show her 100 Food Porn commercial. Rather than advertising in art magazines, she used her budget of $4500 to buy these commercial slots to advertise her exhibition at the Simon Watson Gallery in New York City (30 seconds of commercial airtime during David Letterman was $1,800 in 1990.)As she would do nearly twenty years later with her Creative Time billboard project, and now with her ‘Green Pink Caviar’ trailer, Minter used a public commercial medium both as an outlet for her art and as an original art form.