Lucas Samaras

American, b. 1936

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Though he has received acclaim for work in a variety of mediums including film, painting, and sculpture, Lucas Samaras is best known for his photography, particularly his self-portraits. Samaras innovated a technique of hand-manipulating the dyes in …

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Mosaic Painting #25, 1992
Sold on Dec 3, 2020
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Painting
acrylic and paper collage on shaped canvasboard
113 x 89.5 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
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Lucas Samaras (b. 1936) Mosaic Painting #25 inscribed and dated '2/11/92 25' (on the reverse) acrylic and paper collage on shaped canvasboard 44 ½ x 35 ¼ in. (113 x 89.5 cm.) Executed in 1992.
Mosaic Painting #25, 1992
acrylic and paper collage on shaped canvasboard
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
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Painting
113 x 89.5 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
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Lucas Samaras (b. 1936) Mosaic Painting #25 inscribed and dated '2/11/92 25' (on the reverse) acrylic and paper collage on shaped canvasboard 44 ½ x 35 ¼ in. (113 x 89.5 cm.) Executed in 1992.
Untitled, 1963
Sold on Dec 3, 2020
$81,250
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Sculpture
wall relief—yarn and pins on plywood in Plexiglas case
85.1 x 85.1 x 8.3 cm
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$81,250
Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
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Lucas Samaras (b. 1936) Untitled signed and dated 'nov 15 1963 Lucas Samaras' (on the reverse) wall relief—yarn and pins on plywood in Plexiglas case overall: 33 ½ x 33 ½ x 3 ¼ in. (85.1 x 85.1 x 8.3 cm.) Executed in 1963.
Untitled, 1963
wall relief—yarn and pins on plywood in Plexiglas case
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
$81,250
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19% est
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Sculpture
85.1 x 85.1 x 8.3 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$81,250
Description
Lucas Samaras (b. 1936) Untitled signed and dated 'nov 15 1963 Lucas Samaras' (on the reverse) wall relief—yarn and pins on plywood in Plexiglas case overall: 33 ½ x 33 ½ x 3 ¼ in. (85.1 x 85.1 x 8.3 cm.) Executed in 1963.
Head #170, 1981
Sold on Jul 9, 2019
$13,750
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38% est
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Work on Paper
pastel on paper
44.5 x 29.2 cm
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Realized Price
$13,750
Auction Sale
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
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LUCAS SAMARAS (B. 1936) Head #170 pastel on paper 17 ½ x 11 ½ in. (44.5 x 29.2 cm.) Executed in 1981.
Head #170, 1981
pastel on paper
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
$13,750
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38% est
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Work on Paper
44.5 x 29.2 cm
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Auction Sale
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$13,750
Description
LUCAS SAMARAS (B. 1936) Head #170 pastel on paper 17 ½ x 11 ½ in. (44.5 x 29.2 cm.) Executed in 1981.
Squeeze, 1959-1960
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Work on Paper
watercolor and ink on paper
21.6 x 27.9 cm
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Jul 9, 2019
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LUCAS SAMARAS (B. 1936) Squeeze watercolor and ink on paper 8 ½ x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm.) Executed in 1959-1960.
Squeeze, 1959-1960
watercolor and ink on paper
Jul 9, 2019
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Work on Paper
21.6 x 27.9 cm
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Jul 9, 2019
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LUCAS SAMARAS (B. 1936) Squeeze watercolor and ink on paper 8 ½ x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm.) Executed in 1959-1960.
UNTITLED (AUGUST 5, 1962), 1962
Sold on May 17, 2019
$26,250
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Work on Paper
works on paper
30.5 x 22.2 cm
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Realized Price
$26,250
Auction Sale
May 17, 2019
Sotheby's
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UNTITLED (AUGUST 5, 1962), 1962
works on paper
May 17, 2019
Sotheby's
$26,250
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163% est
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Work on Paper
30.5 x 22.2 cm
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May 17, 2019
Sotheby's
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$26,250
UNTITLED (JULY 4, 1962), 1962
Sold on May 17, 2019
$18,750
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88% est
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Work on Paper
works on paper
22.9 x 30.5 cm
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Realized Price
$18,750
Auction Sale
May 17, 2019
Sotheby's
Description
UNTITLED (JULY 4, 1962), 1962
works on paper
May 17, 2019
Sotheby's
$18,750
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88% est
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Work on Paper
22.9 x 30.5 cm
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Auction Sale
May 17, 2019
Sotheby's
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$18,750
Pin Box, 1963
Sold on May 16, 2019
$156,250
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11% est
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Sculpture
wood box construction**—**pins, glass jar, yarn, aluminum foil, wire, paper, marble, metal, Styrofoam, mesh, fabric, twine and glue
30.5 x 48.3 x 33 cm
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Realized Price
$156,250
Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Description
Lucas Samaras (b. 1936) Pin Box wood box construction**—**pins, glass jar, yarn, aluminum foil, wire, paper, marble, metal, Styrofoam, mesh, fabric, twine and glue 12 x 19 x 13 in. (30.5 x 48.3 x 33 cm.) Executed in 1963.
Pin Box, 1963
wood box construction**—**pins, glass jar, yarn, aluminum foil, wire, paper, marble, metal, Styrofoam, mesh, fabric, twine and glue
May 16, 2019
Christie's
$156,250
Realized price
Decrease
11% est
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
30.5 x 48.3 x 33 cm
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Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$156,250
Description
Lucas Samaras (b. 1936) Pin Box wood box construction**—**pins, glass jar, yarn, aluminum foil, wire, paper, marble, metal, Styrofoam, mesh, fabric, twine and glue 12 x 19 x 13 in. (30.5 x 48.3 x 33 cm.) Executed in 1963.
RECONSTRUCTION #112, 1980
Sold on Mar 1, 2019
Bought in
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paintings
243.2 x 229.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 1, 2019
Sotheby's
Description
RECONSTRUCTION #112, 1980
paintings
Mar 1, 2019
Sotheby's
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243.2 x 229.9 cm
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Mar 1, 2019
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Head #176, 1981
Sold on Sep 27, 2018
$21,250
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21% est
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Work on Paper
pastel on paper
44.8 x 28.9 cm
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Realized Price
$21,250
Auction Sale
Sep 27, 2018
Christie's
Description
Lucas Samaras (b. 1936) _Head #176_ numbered and dated '7.23.81 176' (on the reverse) pastel on paper 17 5/8 x 11 3/8 in. (44.8 x 28.9 cm.) Drawn in 1981.
Head #176, 1981
pastel on paper
Sep 27, 2018
Christie's
$21,250
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Increase
21% est
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Work on Paper
44.8 x 28.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Sep 27, 2018
Christie's
Realized Price
$21,250
Description
Lucas Samaras (b. 1936) _Head #176_ numbered and dated '7.23.81 176' (on the reverse) pastel on paper 17 5/8 x 11 3/8 in. (44.8 x 28.9 cm.) Drawn in 1981.
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HEAD #22, JUNE 20, 1981
Sold on Sep 25, 2018
$13,750
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45% est
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Work on Paper
pastel on paper
44.8 by 29.2 cm
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Realized Price
$13,750
Auction Sale
Sep 25, 2018
Sotheby's
Description
partially titled and dated 6 20 81 on the reverse pastel on paper 17 5/8 by 11 1/2 in. 44.8 by 29.2 cm.
No artwork image
HEAD #22, JUNE 20, 1981
pastel on paper
Sep 25, 2018
Sotheby's
$13,750
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45% est
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Work on Paper
44.8 by 29.2 cm
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Auction Sale
Sep 25, 2018
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$13,750
Description
partially titled and dated 6 20 81 on the reverse pastel on paper 17 5/8 by 11 1/2 in. 44.8 by 29.2 cm.