1960s pop artist Marisol’s estate is donated to art gallery

1960s pop artist Marisol's estate is donated to art gallery

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The entire estate of 1960s pop artist Marisol has been donated to a New York museum.

The estate includes more than 100 sculptures spanning the artist’s 60-year career and will go to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.

Albright-Knox was the first museum to buy her sculptures in 1962 and announced Tuesday the artist bequeathed her estate based on her longstanding ties with it.

The bequest includes 150 works on paper, thousands of photographs, a group of works by other artists, Marisol’s tools and her New York loft apartment.

The Venezuelan-American artist was born Maria Sol Escobar in 1930 and began exhibiting in New York in the late 1950s. Her tableaus of carved wooden figures embellished with drawings, fabric and found objects were influenced by pre-Columbian art and the works of Robert Rauschenberg.

She died last year at 85.

The Associated Press

Just Posted

Book launch for Being Ts’elxwéyeqw is going ahead tonight

Sto:lo Research Centre is hosting the event, which was rescheduled and going ahead despite the snow

Downtown dispensary raided in Chilliwack

Police execute search warrant Wednesday, seizing pot, edibles, oils, cash, business records and more

Heavy snow closes UFV campuses in Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Limited access to universities after 3 p.m. on Friday

UPDATE: At least two hospitalized after plane leaves runway at Abbotsford Airport

Incident occurred around noon on Friday; Transport Canada investigating

Column: BCHL playoff picture still fuzzy

Heading into the final weekend of action, several teams can still move up or down the standings.

WATCH: Modular shelter buildings in Chilliwack hoisted into place

Still weeks from opening but 48 shelter spaces are being created with the modular units

$153M in federal cash to fund child care, education training in B.C.

Bilateral agreement will create 1,370 new infant and toddler spaces

A B.C. woman talks her life in the sex trade

A view into the life from one Kelowna prostitute and the issues it can cause for women

Twitter feed prays for — instead of preying on — B.C. MLAs

Non-partisan Christian group wants to support politicians through personalized prayer

Guards hold noon-hour protest over prison safety

Number of inmates, attacks on officers, increasing says union

Hundreds march for justice in death of Winnipeg teen

Tina Fontaine was pulled from a river in 2014, her body wrapped in a blanket and weighed down by rocks

Maritimes want their own CFL team

Their biggest hurdle is getting a stadium commitment in place

Heavy snow leads to school closures in Greater Vancouver

UBC remains open, but others have cancelled classes and exams

Most Read