Chair Transformation #7

Lucas Samaras American, born Greece

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This chair represents a pivotal moment in Samaras' career, as he began exploring ways to transform everyday objects into works of art. The artist intended to de-familiarize the viewer by bringing together unexpected materials that unhinge the object from its traditional context. The stark, singular color of Chair Transformation #7 resonates with the reductive palette of Minimalism, while the excessive, exaggerated boldness of materials hearkens to the vocabulary of Pop.

Chair Transformation #7, Lucas Samaras (American (born Greece), Kastoria 1936–2024 New York), Plastered cloth on wire

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