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 (1930 - 2016)
Marisol was active/lived in New York / France, Venezuela.  Marisol is known for pop and folk art imagery, assemblage, modernist genre.


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Marisol, a Venezuelan-American artist who fused Pop Art imagery and folk art in assemblages and sculptures that, together with her mysterious, Garboesque persona, made her one of the most compelling artists on the New York scene in the 1960s, died on Saturday in Manhattan. She was 85.

The cause was pneumonia, Julia M. Ruthizer, her executor, said.

MarĂ­a Sol Escobar, who adopted Marisol as her name when she began exhibiting in New York in the late 1950s, introduced a distinctive new element to the emerging Pop Art lexicon. Influenced equally by pre-Columbian art and the assemblages of Robert Rauschenberg, she began constructing tableaus of carved wooden figures embellished with drawings, fabric and found objects.

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Self Portrait, 1981

About  Marisol

Born:  1930 - Paris, France
Died:   2016 - Manhattan, New York
Known for:  pop and folk art imagery, assemblage, modernist genre