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Baby Girl

Marisol (Venezuelan and American, born France, 1930-2016). Baby Girl, 1963. Wood and mixed media,  74 x 35 x 47 inches (188 x 88.9 x 119.4 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1964 (K1964:8). © Estate of Marisol / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

© Estate of Marisol / Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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© Estate of Marisol / Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Marisol / Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Marisol / Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Marisol / Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Marisol / Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Marisol

Venezuelan and American, born France, 1930-2016

Baby Girl, 1963

wood and mixed media

overall: 74 x 35 x 47 inches (187.96 x 88.9 x 119.38 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1964

K1964:8

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Provenance

Stable Gallery;
sold to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery with funds provided by Seymour H. Knox, March 27, 1964

Class

Sculpture

Work Type

Construction (sculpture)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Like so many of her remarkable mixed-media figures, Marisol’s Baby Girl has been an audience favorite since the early 1960s, when the Albright-Knox became the first museum to formally acquire the artist’s work. Although Marisol’s assemblage sculptures were often associated with the Pop art movement during its earliest years, works like Baby Girl are distinct from the observations on mass media and mass culture put forward by friends and peers such as Andy Warhol. Instead, in a style that is sometimes quizzical or satirical but always highly accessible, her sculptures address the role of women in society as well as the artist’s personal reflections on family and childhood. While many include plaster casts of Marisol’s face and hands, the artist makes an appearance in Baby Girl in a different way: it is an image of her face that we see on the doll standing on this larger-than-life baby’s knee.  

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