Marisol- Not Just a Warholite

Lori Zimmer
Mar 18, 2013 4:50AM

I was actually pretty surprised to find out that this WPA-ish sculpture on the water front was by Pop Art sculptor Marisol. The context kinda made me like the otherwise ignore-worthy piece.

From Art Nerd New York:

French-Venezuelan sculptor  Marisol is more known for her roles in Andy Warhol films and Pop Art sculptures. But the artist was also chosen for her design for the American Merchant Marines Memorial that is partially submerged in the waters in Battery Park. Based on an actual photograph taken by the Nazis of a merchant marine U-Boat hit by Nazi fire, Marisol sketched the piece then rendered it in Bronze for the memorial.

Lori Zimmer