Cut Paper Drawing

Lucas Samaras American, born Greece

Not on view

In 1968 Samaras made a number of portraits, many based on his own profile and hands, by deftly cutting the image out of a single sheet of paper with an X-Acto knife. This work, which depicts his dealers Arne Glimcher and Fred Mueller, was included in a show of Samaras’s work at New York’s Pace Gallery in the fall of 1968. In a New York Times review of the show the critic called the cut-paper drawings "beautiful, sado-masochistic valentines laced with the familiar Samaras fetish objects."

Cut Paper Drawing, Lucas Samaras (American (born Greece), Kastoria, 1936), Graphite on cut paper

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