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Lucas Samaras, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
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Lucas Samaras

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Christie's

Lucas Samaras (b. 1936)

Untitled

pins, adhesive and book

8 x 10 x 6 in. (20.3 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm.)

Lucas Samaras (b. 1936)

Untitled

pins, adhesive and book

8 x 10 x 6 in. (20.3 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm.)

Executed circa early 1960s.

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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 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.

Lucas Samaras, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
Lucas Samaras, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
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Christie's

Lucas Samaras (b. 1936)

Untitled

pins, adhesive and book

8 x 10 x 6 in. (20.3 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm.)

Lucas Samaras (b. 1936)

Untitled

pins, adhesive and book

8 x 10 x 6 in. (20.3 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm.)

Executed circa early 1960s.

Signature
Untitled
Lucas Samaras
American, b. 1936
Follow

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.

Lucas Samaras

Untitled

Pins, adhesive and book
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.