Marisol

Venezuelan, 1930-2016

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Marisol

Venezuelan, 1930-2016

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Best known for her elegant, eclectic, and poignant yet edgy figurative sculptures, Marisol (born Maria Sol Escobar) makes art across styles and media. Her output encompasses woodcarving and sculptural assemblages, cast metal pieces, ceramics, and works on paper. Marisol, who is influenced by artists such as Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol, is often grouped with pop art artists, but her work does not lend itself to neat categorization. Strains of pre-Columbian folk art and religious symbolism infuse her pieces, and her figurative assemblages feature portraits of other artists, political leaders, and movie stars. Marisol also makes recreations of iconic news images and tableaux of families, sometimes her own, crafting sculptural scenes from carved stone, neon, Astroturf, and plywood.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 4 more
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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Best known for her elegant, eclectic, and poignant yet edgy figurative sculptures, Marisol (born Maria Sol Escobar) makes art across styles and media. Her output encompasses woodcarving and sculptural assemblages, cast metal pieces, ceramics, and works on paper. Marisol, who is influenced by artists such as Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol, is often grouped with pop art artists, but her work does not lend itself to neat categorization. Strains of pre-Columbian folk art and religious symbolism infuse her pieces, and her figurative assemblages feature portraits of other artists, political leaders, and movie stars. Marisol also makes recreations of iconic news images and tableaux of families, sometimes her own, crafting sculptural scenes from carved stone, neon, Astroturf, and plywood.

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Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
group
Group show at a major institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 4 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
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