Lucas Samaras

Lucas Samaras
1936-
Medium Word #30
1975
Ink on paper.
22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm)
Gift of Whitney B. Armstrong.
© Lucas Samaras, courtesy Pace Gallery
2013.26
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Whitney B. Armstrong.
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A prolific and highly versatile artist whose work - primarily sculptures and photographs - often defies classification, Samaras has produced works on paper throughout his career. The present sheet belongs to a series of drawings of single words Samaras created in the summer of 1975 using a hypodermic needle to apply the ink. Here the word DRAW is rendered in a scrawling, expressionistic fashion with a nervous cross-hatching pattern that gives the work a psychedelic quality.

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