Marisol & Warhol Take New York

Date(s) - 10/14/2021 - 02/14/2022
12:00 am

Andy Warhol Museum


This exhibition charts the emergence of Marisol Escobar (1930–2016) and Andy Warhol (1928–1987) in New York during the dawn of Pop art in the early 1960s.

Born in Paris to Venezuelan parents, Marisol held a central position in the New York art scene and American Pop movement. Over time, however, she was written out of the white male-dominated Pop narrative. By situating her work in dialogue with Warhol’s, this exhibition seeks to reclaim the importance of her practice; reframe the strength, originality, and daring nature of her work; and reconsider her as one of the leading figures of the Pop era.

The exhibition highlights shared themes in the artists’ works: iconic Pop subjects of Coca-Cola and the Kennedy family; Warhol’s covertly queer early paintings with Marisol’s investigation of the female experience; the artists’ roles as influencers in the New York gallery scene; and expansive ideas of installation. Integrated throughout the exhibition are Warhol’s silent films of Marisol, produced in 1963–1964, which capture an intimate side of her otherwise reserved persona.

117 Sandusky Stree, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States