Lot 219
  • 219


70,000 - 90,000 USD
116,500 USD
bidding is closed


  • Marisol
  • Portrait of Martha Graham
  • signed and inscribed 1981 on back of chair
  • oil and pencil on wood and plaster, in 3 parts


Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Alex Nissenbaum, New York
Christie's, New York, September 15, 2004, lot 83
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale


New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, New Sculpture by Marisol of Art World Personalities, March - April 1981, no. 3, illustrated


Grace Glueck, "Art: Marisol's Friends, in Wit and Wood, Come to Live at the Janis Gallery," The New York Times, March 20, 1981
Avis Berman, "A Bold and Incisive Way of Portraying Movers and Shakers," Smithsonian, February 1984, p. 55, illustrated in color
Exh. Cat., Washington, D. C., Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, Magical Mixtures: Marisol Portrait Sculpture, April - August 1991, fig. 23, p. 32, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"This is the way Marisol has spent her life-watching from her silent perch as human nature unfolds before her, then making sculpture that shows how people expose themselves when they think no one is looking. In the end, of course, the person she reveals most tellingly is herself." - Carol Diehl