Marisol, ‘Budding’, 1980, ArtWise

This piece is signed and numbered in pencil. Marisol's crayon paintings express both a dynamism and whimsicalness. Though two dimensional, these works seem to be on the cusp of breaking free from the page into three dimensionality. The colors used in this work recall Marisol's experience into pop-art, but the form maintains her true character and personality.

About Marisol

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.

Venezuelan, 1930-2016, Paris, France, based in New York, New York