Marisol, ‘Indian’, 1969, Sotheby's

Property from the Estate of Maxine Pines

Executed in 1969.

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, having suffered catastrophic losses, were confined to meager slices of marginal land, and their traditional cultures and languages were under assault...Importantly, photographic portraits of Indian people from this era document individuals and groups actively grappling with a changed landscape, presenting themselves as subjects, not merely history's victims."

Bill Anthes, "Marisol's Indians" in Exh. Cat., Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper, 2014, pp. 135-136
—Courtesy of Sotheby's

Worcester Art Museum, Marisol, September - November 1971, illustrated

Exh. Cat., Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper, 2014, pp. 135-136

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Ned L. Pines, New York (acquired from the above)
Thence by descent to the present owner

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