LUCAS SAMARAS (B. 1936)
LUCAS SAMARAS (B. 1936)
LUCAS SAMARAS (B. 1936)
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LUCAS SAMARAS (B. 1936)

Box #118

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LUCAS SAMARAS (B. 1936)
Box #118
wood box construction—rhinestones, beads, yarn, marbles, wire, nails, pins, plastic, fabric, paint, printed paper and photographic collage
open: 13 x 21 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2 in. (33.7 x 54.6 x 27 cm.)
closed: 6 x 12 1⁄2 x 9 in. (15.2 x 31.8 x 22.9 cm.)
Executed in 1987.
Provenance
Pace Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1988
Literature
Lucas Samaras: Boxes and Mirrored Cell, exh. cat., New York: Pace Gallery, 1988: n.p. (illustrated).
M. Glimcher, ed., Adventures in Art: 40 Years at Pace, Milan, 2001, p. 357 (illustrated).
H. Barton, ed., Lucas Samaras Catalogue Raisonné: Boxes, Cahiers d'Art Institute, digital, ongoing, no. 1987.06 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Pace Gallery, Lucas Samaras: Boxes and Mirrored Cell, October-November 1988.
New York and Chicago, Phyllis Kind Gallery, 'Human Concern/Personal Torment: The Grotesque in American Art' Revisited, October 1989-January 1990, pp. 7 and 40 (illustrated).
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Please note this work is illustrated incorrectly in the mini catalogue but is illustrated correctly on the lot page on Christies.com

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Lot Essay

"His pin-and-yarn-encrusted boxes echo those of Joseph Cornell, just as his life (as seen through his work) mirrors that artist’s in its insularity and in the belief it seems to evince that all of the material one needs to create art (both psychic and physical) can be found within one’s home" (M. Weinstein, “Lucas Samaras.” Artforum, Vol. 30, No. 6, February 1992, pp. 118).

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