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Lot No. 256

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Lucas Samaras

American/Greek (b.1936)
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    die-cut screenprint mounted to acrylic, two layers one on top of the other with the bottom layer under the acrylic, 1975, incised signature lower right,, incised edition number 15/100, dated '75',

  • Condition:In fine fresh condition.
  • Sheet: 22.75 x 20 inches(57 x 50 cm.)
  • Plate: 16.5 x 14 in. (41.91 x 35.56 cm)
  • Framing: In a welded corner 2 inch deep aluminum shadow box, likely designed by the artist, to provide a 3D shadow effect.
  • Note: The artist is noted for his three dimensional boxes, cutouts and other treatments to achieve special depth effects.

    From the NY Times: "Hilton Kramer's observation of long ago that there lurked at the core of Mr. Samaras's work ''the emotions of a heartless adolescent and the ideas of a brilliant decorative mind'' still holds true, although the heartlessness now looks more like a kind of irresponsibility. This may be what enables him to remain the ''embodiment of imagination,'' as a museum curator recently characterized him. (see https://www.nytimes.com/1984/01/27/arts/art-three-shows-by-lucas-samaras.html ) for more on the artist's work.
Estimates*
US $
Euro
UK pound
Swiss Fr
100-100000
85-85000
73-73000
92-92000

* Estimates do not include 28% buyer's premium (see Terms and Conditions). NR means no reserve (minimum bid $50 unless otherwise posted). Estimates in other currencies based on conversion rates of Euro: 0.85 , British Pound 0.73, Swiss Fr 0.92. All conversion values are approximate with the final cost determined in dollars.
workcode: ls-1886a-56