Lucas Samaras, ‘Cake Platter’, 1996, Artware Editions
Lucas Samaras, ‘Cake Platter’, 1996, Artware Editions

The laminated glass surface of this beautiful cake platter by Lucas Samaras is based on an optical painting by the artist from the 1970s. The sleek black spun aluminum base is made of three conical shapes which perfectly balance this unique platter.

Each example is signed and numbered on the bottom of the base.

Signature: Signed and numbered on base.

Manufacturer: Bernardaud

About Lucas Samaras

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 Polaroid film to distort the photographic images, sometimes blurring parts of his face with gestural scratches and squiggles or misaligning his body. As the nude figure in the affective, color-saturated series, “Photo-Transformations” (1973-1976), Samaras-as-subject is depicted as being angry, in pain, and at odds with himself.

American, b. 1936, Greece