R.I.P.: Marisol — Mysterious Marvelous

Don’t know if she was Pop Art or not — or if it matters. Certainly a modernist and a fully formed sensibility, from the start —


(“The Cocktail Party.” All figures are variant self-portraits.)

If anything, I prefer her less-decorative drawings and prints from later years —

Marisol 2

Marisol 3

Natch, she had the Mysterious Elliptical Beauty personality that matched her work and time times. With the gender bigotry that she fell off the map the moment the hot style changed. I knew nothing about her until the revivals 10+ years ago. Only complaint — not a dilettante at all, but clearly someone who didn’t have to worry about establishing a serious working career with serious sales.

Nobody quite like her, at any rate.

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