Marisol Escobar, a pop art sculptor who was known only by her first name, was the artist who history forgot. Despite her considerable contribution to 1960s and '70s avant-garde art, Marisol — who passed away on April 30th, just shy of her 86th birthday — was not often mentioned in the same breath as her contemporaries.
But in 2014, Brooks Museum curator Marina Pacini changed that by organizing a comprehensive career retrospective for Marisol. The exhibition, which brought together the artist's prints, sculptures, drawings, and paintings, travelled around the country. It shed light on Marisol's enigmatic artistry.
I wrote about Marisol's art and Pacini's exhibition for the cover of our 2014 Culture Issue. For further reading on the the sculptor's life and times, check out these articles on the art blog Hyperallergic.com and in The Boston Globe.