Lot 104
  • 104

Lucas Samaras

70,000 - 90,000 USD
106,250 USD
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  • Lucas Samaras
  • Box #49
  • wooden box construction with yarn, glass beads, Plexiglas and plastic


The Pace Gallery, New York
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. George Waterman III, New York
Collection of Charles Saatchi, London
Sotheby's, New York, 26 February 1992, Lot 161
Private Collection, Athens
Galerie Xippas, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner


New York, The Pace Gallery, Samaras: Selected Works 1960-1966, October - November 1966
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lucas Samaras: Boxes, October - December 1971
Kassel, Documenta 5, June - October 1972, p. 33 
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Lucas Samaras, November - January 1973, cat. no. 230
Philadelphia, Makler Gallery, Lucas Samaras, May 1975
Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, Lucas Samaras: Himself and Other Objects, November - December 1976
London, Mayor Gallery, Lucas Samaras, March - April 1978
Athens, Jean Bernier Gallery, Lucas Samaras, May - June 1978
Chicago, Richard Gray Gallery, Lucas Samaras: Reconstructions, Boxes and Photo-Transformations, May - June 1979
Athens, National Gallery of Greece, The Alexander Soutzos Museum, Lucas Samaras: A Retrospective, April - July 2005, p. 92, illustrated


Bowden Broadwater, "Piercing Ideas Dominate Samaras' Wooly Wooks," Newsday, 24 October 1966, p. 2A
Gerald Marzorati, "Found Objects," Soho Weekly News, 12 April 1979, illustrated
Jean-Christophe Ammann, et. al., Art of Our Time: Vol. 2, London 1984, pl. 35, p. 70, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

“Lucas Samaras’s sculpture has always centered on a notion of transformation that is simultaneously magical and disturbing, seductive and irritating, and almost always visually irresistible. Samaras’s best objects are like magnets. Our eyes latch onto them, pore over them, have difficulty letting go; our minds are equally snared by their mesmerizing surfaces and startling juxtapositions of image, form and material.”

Roberta Smith, “Repeated Exposures: Lucas Samaras in Three Dimensions,” in Exh. Cat., Denver Art Museum, Lucas Samaras: Objects and Sculptures 1969-1986, 1988, p. 53