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Marisol

Indian, 1969

Oil, colored glass, hair, fabric and mirror fragments on wood
80 1/2 × 26 × 42 in
204.5 × 66 × 106.7 cm
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"Marisol's Native American sculptures are powerful and sensitive …

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"Marisol's Native American sculptures are powerful and sensitive portraits, culled from a legacy of photographic images of Native Americans made in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These images depict Native people in a moment of crisis and transition: their populations, …

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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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Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

From the Catalogue

"Marisol's Native American sculptures are powerful and sensitive …

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From the Catalogue

"Marisol's Native American sculptures are powerful and sensitive portraits, culled from a legacy of photographic images of Native Americans made in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These images depict Native people in a moment of crisis and transition: their populations, …

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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.

Marisol

Indian, 1969

Oil, colored glass, hair, fabric and mirror fragments on wood
80 1/2 × 26 × 42 in
204.5 × 66 × 106.7 cm
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