Lucas Samaras

American, b. 1936

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Lucas Samaras’s versatile, prodigious multimedia practice riffs on the tradition of the self-portrait. Throughout his paintings, assemblages, and—perhaps most famously—photographs, Samaras obsessively investigates the self. Some of his most iconic …

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Photo-Transformation, 7/30/76
Unique Polaroid print.
3 x 3 in. (7.6 x 7.6 cm)
Apr 6, 2022Phillips
Photo-Transformation, 7/30/76
Unique Polaroid print.
3 x 3 in. (7.6 x 7.6 cm)
Apr 6, 2022
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 42
Untitled, 1968
graphite on cut paper
sheet 18 x 23 in. (45.7 x 58.4 cm) Plexiglas 23 1/2 x 29 in. (59.7 x 73.7 cm) framed 25 3/4 x 30 1/2 in. (65.4 x 77.5 cm)
Mar 9, 2022Phillips
Untitled, 1968
graphite on cut paper
sheet 18 x 23 in. (45.7 x 58.4 cm) Plexiglas 23 1/2 x 29 in. (59.7 x 73.7 cm) framed 25 3/4 x 30 1/2 in. (65.4 x 77.5 cm)
Mar 9, 2022
Phillips • New York
New Now
Lot 143
Chair With Figures #22, 1981
pastel on paper
43 x 29cm.
Nov 23, 2021Christie's
Chair With Figures #22, 1981
pastel on paper
43 x 29cm.
Nov 23, 2021
Christie's
A Thousand Roads: A Private Collection in Rome
Lot 28
Chair With Figures #21, 1981
pastel on paper
43 x 29cm.
Nov 23, 2021Christie's
Chair With Figures #21, 1981
pastel on paper
43 x 29cm.
Nov 23, 2021
Christie's
A Thousand Roads: A Private Collection in Rome
Lot 27
Reconstruction #59, 1979
67 1⁄2 x 92 1⁄2 in. (171.5 x 235 cm.)
Nov 12, 2021Christie's
Reconstruction #59, 1979
67 1⁄2 x 92 1⁄2 in. (171.5 x 235 cm.)
Nov 12, 2021
Christie's
Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale
Lot 241
Box #118, 1987
wood box construction—rhinestones, beads, yarn, marbles, wire, nails, pins, plastic, fabric, paint, printed paper and photographic collage
13 x 21 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2 in. (33.7 x 54.6 x 27 cm.) 6 x 12 1⁄2 x 9 in. (15.2 x 31.8 x 22.9 cm.)
Nov 12, 2021Christie's
Box #118, 1987
wood box construction—rhinestones, beads, yarn, marbles, wire, nails, pins, plastic, fabric, paint, printed paper and photographic collage
13 x 21 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2 in. (33.7 x 54.6 x 27 cm.) 6 x 12 1⁄2 x 9 in. (15.2 x 31.8 x 22.9 cm.)
Nov 12, 2021
Christie's
Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale
Lot 201
Conflict 23
Print
20 ½ by 27 ½ in. (52.1 by 69.9 cm.) 27 ¼ by 34 ¼ in. (69.2 by 87 cm.)
Apr 7, 2021Sotheby's
Conflict 23
Print
20 ½ by 27 ½ in. (52.1 by 69.9 cm.) 27 ¼ by 34 ¼ in. (69.2 by 87 cm.)
Apr 7, 2021
Sotheby's • New York
Photographs
Lot 157
Couch Potato 7
Print
32 by 32 in. (81.3 by 81.3 cm.) 41 ½ by 41 in. (105.4 by 104.1 cm.)
Apr 7, 2021Sotheby's
Couch Potato 7
Print
32 by 32 in. (81.3 by 81.3 cm.) 41 ½ by 41 in. (105.4 by 104.1 cm.)
Apr 7, 2021
Sotheby's • New York
Photographs
Lot 158
Large Abandon with Hatch Marks
bronze
11 1/2 by 8 by 10 in. 29.2 by 20.3 by 25.4 cm.
Feb 4, 2021Bonhams
Large Abandon with Hatch Marks
bronze
11 1/2 by 8 by 10 in. 29.2 by 20.3 by 25.4 cm.
Feb 4, 2021
Bonhams • Online, New York
Modern, Contemporary & Latin American Art
Lot 77
Untitled, 1963
wall relief—yarn and pins on plywood in Plexiglas case
85.1 x 85.1 x 8.3 cm
Dec 3, 2020Christie's
Untitled, 1963
wall relief—yarn and pins on plywood in Plexiglas case
85.1 x 85.1 x 8.3 cm
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's • New York
Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Featuring The Collection of Morton and Barbara Mandel
Lot 146
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