Wife of Modog
Marisol's banner represents the aged and withered wife of an American Indian and thus the abiding aspect of the true Native American, among the dispossessed in the countrys Bicentennial year. As in the banner, the faces of real people usually her own- are an integral part of Marisols work, which has been on view since she showed at the Stables and Castelli galleries in the mid-fifties. Since then, her work has been regularly seen at museums throughout the United States and abroad. Her assemblages and sculptures are in major collections in Europe and North and South America, including the Whitney and Modern museums in New York, the Arts Club and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and museums in Rotterdam, Cologne and Caracas.
Marisol was born in Paris in 1930, and attended the Ecole Des Beaux Arts there. She also studied at the Art Students League, the New School for Social Research and the Hans Hofman School in New York.