The Easel

Revisiting Marisol, years after her heyday

Sometimes artists just drop off the radar screen. Marisol Escobar, who died last week, was a star of New York’s art world in the 1960’s. Her pop / folk art sculptures, widely acclaimed in 1970, were by 2000 all but forgotten. A retrospective in 2014 signaled new interest and brought the judgement that she was “more interesting, more accomplished, and more original than [most of] her generation”. Some images are here.