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Marisol (right) and a guest with The Generals, 1961–62, at the Members' Preview for Mixed Media and Pop Art at the Albright-Knox, November 18, 1963. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Throwback Thursday: Marisol at the Albright-Knox in 1963

April 27, 2017

Upon her death in 2016, Marisol (María Sol Escobar, Venezuelan and American, born France, 1930–2016), bequeathed her estate to the Albright-Knox, based on her longstanding ties with the museum. 

The Albright-Knox was the first museum to formally acquire Marisol’s work, having purchased the sculptures The Generals, 1961–62, from her solo show at the Stable Gallery in 1962 and Baby Girl, 1963, in 1964. Marisol developed an enduring respect for the Albright-Knox and people associated with it, including the museum’s important patron Seymour H. Knox, Jr., and Buffalo native Sidney Janis, her longtime friend and her dealer from 1966 until his death in 1989.

Marisol frequented Buffalo and the Albright-Knox many times over the years. Here, we highlight her visit in 1963 for the exhibition Mixed Media and Pop Art, which included The Generals, 1961–62.

Marisol (right) and a guest at the Members' Preview for Mixed Media and Pop Art at the Albright-Knox, November 18, 1963. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Marisol's The Generals, 1961–62, at the center of the room

Marisol's The Generals, 1961–62, at the center of the room during the Members' Preview for Mixed Media and Pop Art at the Albright-Knox, November 18, 1963. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Marisol (in yellow) at a dinner accompanying the Members' Preview for Mixed Media and Pop Art at the Albright-Knox, November 18, 1963. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Marisol retouching The Generals, 1961–62, at the Albright-Knox

Marisol retouching The Generals, 1961–62, at the Albright-Knox in November 1963. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York. 

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