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Marisol is coming into her own

By Sebastian Smee
Globe Staff / February 14, 2012
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Marisol Escobar, known as Marisol, is the most interesting Post-War artist you’ve probably never heard of. She made this sculpture, called “Ruth,’’ in the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, when she was at the height of her early renown, in 1962. It’s a gem - one of the sneakiest, funniest, most sprightly portraits to have emerged from the whole Pop era.

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RUTH

By Marisol

At: Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. 781-736-3434, www.brandeis.edu/rose