15 ┈ The Other Minaj Works

The Minaj Castle, 2015
Installation of 26 paintings of 46 x 65 cm, oil on canvas, 255 x 260 cm
Installation view at Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, DE


The Minaj Castle, 2015
Installation of 26 paintings of 46 x 65 cm, oil on canvas, 255 x 260 cm
Installation view at Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, DE


This is my first large scale Nicki Minaj weave, 2014, 200 x 200 cm, oil on 2 canvases, weaved together, unstretched

This is my first large scale Nicki Minaj weave, 2014
200 x 200 cm, oil on 2 canvases, weaved together, unstretched


The Painted Legs Weave, 2013, 130 x 80 cm, oil on 2 canvases, weaved together

The Painted Legs Weave, 2013
130 x 80 cm, oil on 2 canvases, weaved together


 03 THE MINAJ SHOW :: The Oh My Gosh Weave, 2015, 210 x 368 cm, oil on 2 canvases weaved together

The Oh My Gosh Weave, 2015
210 x 368 cm, oil on 2 canvases, weaved together


One is the Other, 2014, Triptych; 3 pieces of 24 x 19 cm, found image (mosaic), ink-jet print and painting

One is the Other, 2014
Triptych; 3 pieces of 24 x 19 cm, found image (mosaic), ink-jet print and painting


The Pink Painting, 2014, 22 x 27 cm, oil on canvas

The Pink Painting, 2014
22 x 27 cm, oil on canvas


My Ass is an Other: My Ass is a Present Too, 2015, 27 x 35 cm, oil on canvas

My Ass is an Other/ My Ass is a Present Too, 2015
27 x 35 cm, oil on canvas


04 THE MINAJ SHOW -- Installation view 2

The Minaj Pants Triptych, 2015, The Oh My Gosh Weave, 2015 and 3 Minaj Glass Engravings, installation view from THE MINAJ SHOW at Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, DE


Big Bitches in the Club, 2015, 40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass

Big Bitches in the Club, 2015
40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass (The found image is an original postcard from 1927 titled “JOSÉPHINE BAKER” depicting Joséphine Baker at Folies Bergère, Paris, FR. Photographer unknown (likely Roger Viollet). The engraved lyrics on the glass, “I said, where my fat ass big bitches in the club?” is from Nicki Minaj’s song “Anaconda” from the album The Pinkprint, from 2014)


Worried ‘bout if My Butt’s Fake, 2015, 40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass

Worried ‘bout if My Butt’s Fake, 2015
40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass (The found image is the engraving (likely a copy) titled “Woman of race Bôchismann” by Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Georges Cuvier. Antique Book Plate depicting Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman for Volume II of the “Illustrations of the Natural History of Mammals” from 1815. The engraved lyrics on the glass, “Worried ‘bout if my butt’s fake, worry ‘bout y’all niggas, us straight” is from Nicki Minaj’s song “Only” from the album The Pinkprint, from 2014)


Got a Bow on My Panties, 2015, 40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass

Got a Bow on My Panties, 2015
40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass (The found image is an original photograph of Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman. Photographer unknown. Year unknown. The engraved lyrics on the glass, “Got a bow on my panties, because my ass is a present” is from Nicki Minaj’s song “Get On Your Knees” from the album The Pinkprint, from 2014)


This is What I Gotta Do, 2015, 40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass

This is What I Gotta Do, 2015
40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass (The found image is a charcoal drawing on paper, possibly a copy of Paul Colin’s original poster “Les memoirs de Josephine Baker” from 1927. Artist unknown. The engraved lyrics on the glass, “This is what I gotta do, to keep me from falling, Stalling the truth,” is from Nicki Minaj’s song “I lied” from the album The Pinkprint, from 2014)


Let Me Send a Twitpic of My Good Hair, 2015, 40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass

Let Me Send a Twitpic of My Good Hair, 2015
40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass (The found image is an original engraving by Gustave Dore titled “Death of Jezebel” from 1880 depicting Jezebel being hurled out of a window to be torn apart by the dogs below. I Kings 21-22; II Kings 9. antique book plate (1 of 2), printed by Fine Art Publishing Co., New York, 1880 for the Old Testament. Edition size unknown. The engraved lyrics on the glass, “Why the fuck would I leave, when I’m good here? Let me send a twitpic of my good hair, yeah” is from Nicki Minaj’s song “Hell Yeah” from the album The Re-Up, from 2012)


I Thought I’d Win, 2015, 40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass

I Thought I’d Win, 2015
40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass (The found image is an original antique book plate (2 of 2), printed by the Fine Art Publishing Co., New York, 1880 for the Old Testament, an illustration text for the engraving by Gustave Dore titled “Death of Jezebel” from 1880 depicting Jezebel being hurled out of a window to be torn apart by the dogs below; I Kings 21-22; II Kings 9. Edition size unknown. The engraved lyrics on the glass, “I’m losin’ a thing I thought I’d win, And I’m coming undone, cause the tears don’t end” is from Nicki Minaj’s song “The Crying Game” from the album The Pinkprint, from 2014)


Let me do my dance, 2015, 40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass

Let Me Do My Dance, 2015
40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass (The found image is possibly an original postcard from 1927 depicting Joséphine Baker. Photographer unknown. Edition size unknown. The engraved lyrics on the glass, “If you looking for the main attraction, Just hold on tight and let me do my dance” is from Nicki Minaj’s song “Va Va Voom” from the album The Re-Up, from 2012)


Yo, I’m Mad, 2015, 40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass

Yo, I’m Mad, 2015
40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass (The found image is possibly an original postcard from 1924 depicting Joséphine Baker in The Chocolate Dandies at New Colonial Theatre, New York, US. Photographer unknown. Edition size unknown. The engraved lyrics on the glass, “Shake my head, yo, I’m mad, ain’t a bitch in my zone” is from Nicki Minaj’s song “Come on a Cone” from the album The Re-Up, from 2012)


You So Legendary, 2015, 40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass

You So Legendary, 2015
40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass (The found image is an original wood engraved print from “Peoples of the World” by Robert Brown, an antique book plate published by Cassell & Co [Vol 2] from 1890. Engraver unknown. Edition size unknown. The engraved lyrics on the glass, “I say some shit, he be like, ‘Yo, you so legendary,’ But he can tell just by my face he ain’t getting any” is from Nicki Minaj’s song “Four Door Aventador” from the album The Pinkprint, from 2014)


Flippin’ Up My Skirt, 2015, 40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass

Flippin’ Up My Skirt, 2015
40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass (The found image is an original museum photograph by Roger Viollet printed in 2005 for the exhibition “Joséphine Baker – Music Hall and Paillettes” held at Chateau des Milandes, FR and sold at a fundraiser after the exhibition; edition of 1 copy from the original negative. The engraved lyrics on the glass, “Flippin’ up my skirt and I be whippin’ all that work” is from Nicki Minaj’s song “Feeling Myself” from the album The Pinkprint, from 2014)


Why the Fuck Would I Leave?, 2015, 40,7 x 32,4 cm, framed ink-jet print, engraving on glass

Why the Fuck Would I Leave?, 2015
40,7 x 32,4 cm, framed ink-jet print, engraving on glass (The engraved lyrics on the glass, “Why the fuck would I leave, when I’m good here?” is from Nicki Minaj’s song “Hell Yeah” from the album The Re-Up, from 2012)


Want some more?, 2015, 40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass

They Want Some More, 2015
40,7 x 32,4 cm, found image, engraving on glass (The found image is an original postcard from 1927 depicting Joséphine Baker in “La Folie du jour” at Folies Bergère, Paris, FR; Photographer unknown. Edition size unknown. The engraved lyrics on the glass, “When they start talking crazy, that’s when I know that, they want some more” is from Nicki Minaj’s song “Want Some More” from the album The Pinkprint, from 2014)


Bitches Don't Know the Half, Like They Flunk Their Math, 2015, 71 x 82 cm, oil on canvas

Bitches Don’t Know the Half, Like They Flunk Their Math, 2015
71 x 82 cm, oil on canvas


The Folies Bergère Scenery, 2015, 19 x 24 cm, oil on canvas

The Folies Bergère Scenery, 2015
19 x 24 cm, oil on canvas


Jungle with Jungle Steam, 2015, 27 x 35 cm, oil on canvas

Jungle with Jungle Steam, 2015
27 x 35 cm, oil on canvas


A Colored Banana Dance, 2015, 22,5 x 25,5, water color and HD mini-projection on paper, 1.30 min loop on mini DV card, edition of 3

The Colored Banana Dance,
22,5 x 25,5, water color and HD mini-projection on paper, 1.30 min loop on mini DV card, edition of 3