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The Kiss

A work made of color lithograph from three stones on white wove paper.
© Estate of Marisol

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  • A work made of color lithograph from three stones on white wove paper.

Date:

1965

Artist:

Marisol (Marisol Escobar) (American, born France, 1930-2016)
printed by Ben Berns and Mike Kuhno
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

In this print, Marisol juxtaposed negative and positive space to create perceptual reversals that are especially poignant when one discovers that the shapes are the artist’s face and hands. In Marisol’s work throughout the 1960s and 1970s, hands and fingers recur as signifiers of autoerotic content.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Marisol

Title

The Kiss

Origin

United States

Date

1965

Medium

Color lithograph from three stones on white wove paper

Dimensions

305 × 260 mm (image); 570 × 440 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

U.L.A.E. Collection acquired through a challenge grant of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dittmer; restricted gift of supporters of the Department of Prints and Drawings; Centennial Endowment; Margaret Fisher Endowment Fund

Reference Number

1982.829

Copyright

© Estate of Marisol

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