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Lucas Samaras

Wall Piece – 4 Forks at Corners with Tacks and Instrument Protruding from Center (from: Room #1), 1964

Sculpture, mixed media/assemblage on a wooden panel, (varnished mirror-mosaic, nails, coloured yarn, glue, part of a divider tool and four forks)
15 2/5 × 12 1/5 × 6 1/2 in
39 × 31 × 16.5 cm
This is a unique work.
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Stockholm
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CFHILL
Stockholm
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This work looks nothing like anything else you’ve ever seen. A quick glance will soon identify some …

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This work looks nothing like anything else you’ve ever seen. A quick glance will soon identify some recognisable components, which are also dryly named in the laconic title: 4 Forks at Corners with Tacks and Instrument Protruding from Center. The baseboard, or “canvas”, is made from little pieces of mirror mosaic. The …

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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.

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Stockholm
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This work looks nothing like anything else you’ve ever seen. A quick glance will soon identify some …

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This work looks nothing like anything else you’ve ever seen. A quick glance will soon identify some recognisable components, which are also dryly named in the laconic title: 4 Forks at Corners with Tacks and Instrument Protruding from Center. The baseboard, or “canvas”, is made from little pieces of mirror mosaic. The …

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Medium
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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

Wall Piece – 4 Forks at Corners with Tacks and Instrument Protruding from Center (from: Room #1), 1964

Sculpture, mixed media/assemblage on a wooden panel, (varnished mirror-mosaic, nails, coloured yarn, glue, part of a divider tool and four forks)
15 2/5 × 12 1/5 × 6 1/2 in
39 × 31 × 16.5 cm
This is a unique work.
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location
Stockholm
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