LUCAS SAMARAS | SELECTED PHOTO-TRANSFORMATIONS
2 unique manipulated Polaroid SX-70 prints, comprising 11/14/73 (Two Hands on Face) and 4/7/74 (One Hand on Face), each dated in ink on the reverse, each framed, The Pace Gallery and Ginny Williams Collection labels on the reverse, 1973 and 1974 (2)
Each 3⅛ by 3⅛ in. (7.9 by 7.9 cm.)
These unique Polaroid prints are in generally excellent condition. The colors appear vibrant, with no apparent fading. Samaras executed considerable, delicate handwork with a stylus or similar object during each Polaroid's development to manipulate the surface.
Upon close examination in raking light, impressions and a few scattered surface scratches are visible, presumably a result of the photographer's manipulation.
Two Hands on Face: On the reverse, the following is written in pencil in an unidentified hand: '#7008' and '1446 0.' There are adhesive remnants in the upper left and right corners on the reverse.
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Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, 1989
Long Beach, The Art Galleries, California State University, Lucas Samaras: Photo-Transformations, November - December 1975, and traveling thereafter to five institutions through 1976