|Marisol, “Women and Dog” (1963–64), on view in the |
Whitney Museum exhibition ‘America Is Hard to See’
(photo by Benjamin Sutton/Hyperallergic)
Marisol Escobar was a Venezuelan-born society sculptress known simply as Marisol. She died in New York City this week just three weeks shy of her 86th birthday. Marisol was a star of the New York art scene in the 1960s, breaking through with a 1962 solo show at the Stable Gallery that featured her bright, boxy sculptures of people representing a range of American life—everyone from the Kennedys to a dustbowl farm family to the artist herself.